Child Guidance & Family Solutions offers free seminar on school safety

AKRON, Tue Feb 19, 2013 —Child Guidance & Family Solutions will offer a free seminar for educators titled “Including mental health in your school safety plan” in March. The program is presented by Sally Dean, MSSA, LISW-S, a school-based therapist at CG&FS. She will discuss how Mental Health services can and should play a role in the prevention, intervention, and postvention (an intervention conducted after a suicide) of all types of violence in our schools.

The seminar is suggested for building principals, superintendents and directors of special education. It will be from 7-8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5 at Akron Family Restaurant, 250 W. Market Street in Akron, and includes breakfast. To register for the free program, please RSVP by March 1 to Stacy Greenamyer, CG&FS School Services Manager at [email protected] or (330) 762-2557.

The CG&FS School Based Services program focuses on partnerships with many area schools, where CG&FS clinicians offer onsite mental and emotional health care to those in need. Skilled therapists and case managers provide consultation in the classroom, individual therapy, positive skill building, and group programs; and connect students and schools to helpful resources.