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SCC Upcoming Events
More than 1,200 sixth graders from 11 area schools will spend a day learning about ethical decision making at Safe Community Coalition’s (SCC) 11th annual Sixth Grade Ethics Day. The symposium will cover challenging situations faced by many pre-teens – scenarios involving issues like cheating, bullying, and stealing – and teach students how to resolve these moral dilemmas ethically. All events will be held at Temple Rodef Shalom from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Know a 6th grader? Ask him or her about the PROUD model used for decision making. Dates are Jan 27, Feb 3, Feb 9, Feb 10, and Feb 11.
SCC was proud to host Dr. Brad Sachs on September 30th. Resiliency is a growing topic in teen mental health which is being promoted in many news forums, blogs and websites such as HealthyChildren.Org. Continue reading –>
In The News ...
Socially precocious middle schoolers were followed for a decade in a recent University of Virginia study. Their cool persona at 13 did not translate into stable adult behavior at 23. Read more.
The Fairfax County Youth Survey is a comprehensive, anonymous, and voluntary survey that examines the risks and protective behaviors and other factors that influence the health and well-being of our county’s youth. The survey is administered to Fairfax County Public Schools 6th-, 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders. Continue reading –>
A message from The Women’s Center: A few weeks ago, one of our wonderful volunteers shared that her son’s friend from school had ended his own life; and just yesterday, another volunteer shared that a young adult in her family had attempted suicide. Continue reading –>
Teen Depression: Jordan Burnham Talk
The opportunity to open a discussion on teen depression was an important event in area high schools in December 2012. Thousands of McLean students and parents saw first hand how a troubled teen survived a suicide attempt, faced his mental health issues and now honestly shares his story. For those of you who missed this opportunity, we have excerpts of his talk available on YouTube.