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Parents invited to learn about 'Safeguarding' Children during regional safety forums

PARKER - The first of three regional "Safeguarding Children: Building Resiliency" student safety forums is scheduled for Wednesday April 9. 

These regional forums will focus on student safety, including both the physical safety measures we’ve taken at our schools, as well as the importance of psychological safety.

DCSD is teaming up with our community partners to offer you information about supporting students’ wellbeing.  Our goal is to provide parents with concrete ways you can take action against bullying, prevent suicide and help to make our schools safer.

The District is offering this opportunity on three dates at different locations in Parker, Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock. All of them will be from 6-9 p.m. Families are encouraged to attend whichever event is most convienent for them.

PARKER: April 9 – Chaparral High School
HIGHLANDS RANCH: April 16 – ThunderRidge High School
CASTLE ROCK: April 23 – Castle View High School

In conjunction with the forums, there will also be resource fairs to provide parents with the ability to learn about community resources that may be helpful to them.

The following are a list of the organizations that plan to participate: 
• Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network
• Castle Rock Police Department 
• Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
• Douglas County Youth Initiative (DCYi) 
• For the Kids
• Foundations Family Counseling
• Inspire the Family
• Judi's House
• Juvenile Assessment Center
• Second Wind
• Starfish
• Synergy
• Rocky Mountain Self Defense and Fitness in Castle Rock
• Tri-County Health Department

SHARE: Download our Safeguarding Children flier.

April 9, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Safety and Security

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