Speak Up Speak Out
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“For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
The purpose of the Speak Up Speak Out Youth Forum Series (Formerly known as Young Voices Matter) is to provide students the opportunity to safely engage in conversations with their peers and adults on a variety of topics that resonate with them.
In addition, we aim to connect students with community leaders and professionals who can share their experiences, knowledge, and areas of expertise with the students and hopefully provide them with the guidance and support they need. It has become evident, from discussions with students and a review of social media postings, that our students have questions and want responsible engagement to help them sort through the issues they face.
The Speak Up Speak Out Youth Forum is designed to address student concerns in a platform that is student-driven and accessible to all students. Currently, all forum activities are being provided through Microsoft Teams.
Your Choice, Your Action, Your Life
Use these PSA videos, made with BCPS students, along with their corresponding lesson plans to raise awareness and spark dialogue around issues related to bullying and diversity. Most can be used with students grades 4-12.
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- First Call for Help: Dial 211 for information and resources.
- BCPS Mental Health Resources
- BCPS Mental Health & Wellness Portal
- CDC’s Resources for Parents and Families
- Child Mind Institute Parent's Guide to Traumatic Event
- Coping with Grief after Community Violence
- Depression in Children and Adolescents
- Lets Help - A Guide for Grownups Helping Children though Tough Times
- National Institute of Mental Health, 1-301-496-4000
- SAMHSA, National Mental Health Information Center
- Go to Broward County Public School’s reporting website
- Supporting Children in the Aftermath of Crisis and Loss
- Teen Health, The Nemours Foundation
- Youth Forum on Mindfulness & Mental Health
- Psychology Degree Guide