Fort Bend ISD (February 19, 2019) – Fort Bend ISD will host a workshop to educate parents on the effects of trauma in children and adolescents, to be held on February 26, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The workshop will be held at the M.R. Wood’s Gym (138 Avenue F, Sugar Land, 77498).

This workshop is open to all FBISD parents and staff.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The different types of trauma
  • Impact of trauma on the brain and child development
  • The challenges children and adolescents, affected by trauma, face when emotional and behavioral disturbances are part of their school life
  • Ways to communicate and respond to your child/adolescent in a trauma-informed manner

This is the first parent workshop in this spring series as part of the FBISD Speak Up initiative. Speak Up is focused on promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention by reducing the stigma and fear associated with being an upstander and reaching out for support, either for yourself, a friend or family member. For more information, visit www.fortbendisd.com/SpeakUp.

This workshop is sponsored in conjunction with Mental Health America Greater Houston by the FBISD Counseling and Postsecondary Readiness and Special Education departments.

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