Free one-day mental health first aid training designed for first responders, students and teachers, leaders of faith communities, service providers, and caring citizens. Through a day of presentation and interactive exercises, this course will teach how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders. Course registration is required and can be found by visiting the Evenbrite website.
PREPaRE Crisis Prevention & Preparedness: Comprehensive School Safety and Planning - April 17, 18, or 19, 2018
A comprehensive school safety planning session designed to address the following:
- The roles of schools in crisis intervention and recovers
- Developing, exercising, and evaluating school crisis response plans
- Establishing and sustaining school crisis response teams
- Factors for consideration regarding media, social media, technology, and memorials when addressing a crisis
Empowering Students to be Leaders and Make Changes in Their Environment - April 23 and April 26, 2018
The above referenced link is a joint message from County Superintendent Mary Jane Burke and Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis. Rates of youth substance use in Marin County continue to be among the highest in California. In order to bring awareness to these issues and empower youth to make positive choices, the Marin County Office of Education, the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, and the Marin Prevention Network are working together to bring Dr. Matt Bellace to Marin County the week of April 23rd for a series of presentations to students and the community. In upcoming weeks a representative of the Marin Prevention Network will be contacting you regarding hosting a presentation with Dr. Bellace for your school. We encourage you to accept this invitation, and join other Marin County leaders seeking to protect the well-being of our youth. Meanwhile, to attend a scheduled community speaking event with Dr. Bellace, please register by visiting the Eventbrite website for the dates below.
An error was found in the newly updated Pertussis exposure notice that was posted in hospitals and schools. Under "How is Whooping Cough spread?" it lists that pertussis is a virus, not a bacteria. Please replace any copies of this notice that you may be using with this corrected version.
Join us for one of these two sessions to gain some useful tools to combat stress in the work environment. Although these sessions are focused for support staff, any partner working in our schools is eligible to attend. Click here to register via the Eventbrite website.
Community take-back locations allow residents to bring expired or unwanted medicines to a convenient, centralized location for proper disposal. Residents may also go to selected locations to request a mail-back package for expired or unwanted medicines.
California Assembly Bill 1719 (Compression only CPR as a graduation requirement) goes into effect on July 1, 2018. To help assist teachers and school staff with the responsibilities this Bill holds, the Marin County Office of Education is offering a Compression Only CPR course. There are four sessions being offered in 2018 for teachers and school staff.
- Taught by our Marin County Emergency Medical Services Agency
- Learn how to teach Compression only CPR, Stop the Bleed, and save a life!
April 4, 2018 Superintendents Update on AB 746 and Required Lead Testing in Potable Water