In an effort to empower Blount County students for success, the Blount County Community Health Initiative’s Safe Blount County action team is hosting “Mentally Prepared for Success” this month.
Physical and mental health affect student performance both in the classroom and in life. Learn how to help Blount County students build the solid mental health foundation they need to succeed at this free community training session that will take place Tuesday, July 28 from 8-11:30 a.m. at the Clayton Center for the Arts.
This workshop is open to all educational professionals – including teachers, guidance counselors, school nurses and other school personnel – as well as youth counselors, group leaders, and anyone interested in issues affecting children’s mental health in the school setting.
Nationally certified school psychologist, student mental health expert and professor Gene Cash, PH.D. will serve as keynote speaker for the event, and will cover topics such as coping with bullying, identifying signs and symptoms of suicide, and addressing the psychosocial impact of life-threatening allergies.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, contact Jessica Stith Belitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-977-5745.