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Mental Health Lessons

Dear Parents and Guardians:

In 2019, the State Board of Education passed a mandate for schools to provide instruction to students in grades K-12 related to mental health, drug abuse and misuse, and human trafficking. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is providing a high-quality curriculum, provided by Rethink Ed, to our students that is designed to encourage student interaction with relevant topics and build the confidence to make more positive, healthy choices.

There are 8 lessons that our students will be receiving Wednesdays beginning December 1st with the last lesson taking place Wednesday, March 16th.

Indian Ridge Middle Mental Health Lessons:

  • Wednesday, 12/1 – Emotions
  • Wednesday, 12/8 - Anxiety
  • Wednesday, 1/5 - Resilience
  • Wednesday, 1/26 – Reducing the Risk of Suicide
  • Wednesday, 2/9 - Stress Management
  • Wednesday, 2/21 - Substance Abuse
  • Wednesday, 3/9 - Support
  • Wednesday, 3/16 - Human Trafficking

There is no statutory waiver option from the instruction; however, all materials will be available in Canvas for convenient access for students who may wish to revisit the learning objectives and resources.

This is an excellent opportunity for conversation about mental wellness, child safety and substance abuse prevention.

As always, school-based mental health staff is available to support our students. If you have any questions regarding these lessons, please contact your child’s grade level counselor or administrator at 754-323-3300.