This Month

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What's Happening This Month?

Photo collage of Ivy Watts presentation

System of Care Office Hosts Another Successful Event!

On Wednesday, August 21st the System of Care Office along with the White Mountains Regional High School hosted Ivy Watts, one of the most decorated collegiate athletes in the University of New Haven history. Ivy spoke about the importance of mental wellness and reducing the stigma of mental illness by sharing her own story. Ivy graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a top 30 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award struggled daily with anxiety, self-worth and suicidal thoughts. Ivy empowers others others to speak their truths, know that they are not alone, learn the beauty of self love and the strength to keep fighting for their tomorrows.

The event was extremely well attended by over 100 North Country student athletes, teams and coaches.  A special thanks to the Student Athlete Ambassadors, Halery Desilets from Gorham High School, Abigail Friedman and Nicole Gross, both of White Mountains Regional High School, who helped ensure the evening’s success.

 

Wife of Gov. Sununu kicks off Mental Health Awareness Day

Mental Health Awareness Day
The North Country Partnership for SEL Practices, including SAU 36’s System of Care Program Director, Kelly Dussault and incoming Director of Student Services Director, Shelli Roberts are recognized by First Lady, Valerie Sununu for exemplar efforts in New Hampshire around Children’s Mental Health and Social and Emotional Learning.  Mollie White, Executive Director of the Coos Coalition for Young Children & Families also represented. 



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Collage of pictures from Coos Coalition Early Childhood Summit


The Coos Coalition for Young Children and Families hosts its fourth collaborative summit at the Town and Country Motor Inn in Shelburn, NH on Tuesday, April 2nd.  Keynote speaker, First Lady Valerie Sununu gives an inspiring speech on the importance of proactive collaboration among early childhood efforts and education.  Nearly 20 SAU 36 early childhood educators, administration and related services staff represented this group, sharing out the collaborative work happening in our region.  Additionally, SAU 36 Kelly Dussault, System of Care Program Manager,  Shelli Roberts, Bethlehem Elementary School Principal and Lori Langlois, Executive Director of North Country Education Services were part of the world cafe presentation portion of this day, presenting on the regional collaborative, North Country Partnership for SEL Practices.



Flyer for Parents Meeting the Challenge by NAMI

An Atypical Group Poster

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February is

Choose Love Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Awareness Month

A great opportunity for our students.  

CHOOSE LOVE POETRY CONTEST

The Choose Love Movement is seeking poetry expressing what “Choosing Love” means. Using poetry as a creative expression, students will illustrate Choosing Love and how that thoughtful choice shapes and impacts their life and/or how it affects the lives of people around them.

We want to see how creative you can be and what influence Choosing Love has had in your life, your class or at home.

  • Choose any style poem, short or long, rhyming or not.
  • Choose one component of the Choose Love formula or the overall Choose Love message.
  • Be creative and expressive.
  • Write about a particular experience or general thoughts.

Selected Choose Love Poems will be posted on our FacebookTwitter and other social media pages and all submissions will be compiled in a book celebrating Social and Emotional Learning Awareness Month. Prizes will be awarded for select poems in Elementary, Middle and High School levels.

SUBMIT POETRY BELOW BY FEBRUARY 20, 2019.

Choose Love Movement - poetry contest


This month and every month, last Monday of the month! Don't forget about....Caregivers Raising Children Support Group

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List of names of famous people who suffer with mental illness