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Rockwood, Alive and Well Communities Partner for Trauma Awareness and Suicide Prevention Training

 The Alive and Well Communities logoThe Rockwood School District is committed to supporting our students, staff members, families and community leaders as we work together for the mental and social-emotional health of our community.

Students, staff members, families and caregivers in the Rockwood community are invited to attend a free virtual workshop presented by local organization Alive and Well Communities to learn more about trauma awareness and suicide prevention.

The workshop explores the prevalence of trauma, the impact of trauma on health outcomes and how we can shift our perspective through the lens of trauma. This workshop will also explore the links between trauma and suicide and how we can understand, prevent and respond to suicide through a trauma-aware lens. 

The workshop will be held on Nov. 16, and there are three times available for interested participants to join:

8-9 a.m. -- Register Here
1-2 p.m. -- Register Here
5:30-6:30 p.m. -- Register Here

Click here for more information about Alive and Well Communities. For questions or problems with registration please reach out to ssims@awcommunities.org.

Rockwood is continually seeking new ways to engage with adults and students in the community on mental health concerns and how to watch for signs of suicide.

Three Rockwood students recently presented as part of a student panel during a virtual suicide prevention training event sponsored by the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund on Sept. 10.

Lafayette High seniors Aashish Allu, Caroline Black and Lena Niblett shared their views on teen mental health and how school staff members can serve as a support structure during the panel, which was attended by more than 70 mental health professionals and school social workers and counselors.

A Lafayette High student presents as part of a virtual student panel A Lafayette High student presents as part of a virtual student panel A Lafayette High student presents as part of a virtual student panel