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Mental Health Summit

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This past weekend Boone County Schools along with its collaborative partners presented a 2-day Mental Health Summit at Florence Baptist Church. This summit was jam-packed with resources from Mental Health Professionals for middle and high school students, their parents, families and educators. There were three keynote speakers, multiple breakout sessions, a memorial and hope wall, exhibits and vendors, and an outdoor moment of silence and reflection walk for suicide victims and survivors. The keynote for Friday evening was Jason Booher, Superintendent of Mercer County Schools, also known for his survival of the 1988 Carrollton County bus crash that killed 27 students. He shared his story "From Tragedy to Championships." Saturday the kick off keynote was Boone County High School graduate Charle Peck who spent her 18 years teaching and has now become a licensed clinical therapist specializing in trauma. Peck studied systemic issues factoring into student mental health and offered ideas on how to address teacher burnout among other ideas. The closing keynote speaker was Mathew Portell, a pioneer and innovator in trauma-informed education. He is known for establishing the Trauma-Informed Educator Network.

 

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youth mental health summit
youth mental health summit
youth mental health summit
youth mental health summit
youth mental health summit