Monthly Theme: Perseverance
To persevere, we must continually move ahead, move forward in our thoughts, reflections and actions. One project that comes to mind when I think about our school division’s perseverance regarding mental health and building student capacity…is our own Youth Resiliency Initiative. This initiative is intended to build health and wellness in schools and communities building, programs, and partnerships. Additionally, the initiative focuses on developing strategies that build and support a more equitable foundation for resiliency in youth served by Parkland School Division.
“PSD’s ultimate goal is student success and well-being, and the Youth Resiliency Initiative is a strong example of a program we’ve introduced to directly support that goal,” said Tim Monds, PSD’s Superintendent of Schools. Monds added, “The implementation of a division-wide initiative focused on enhancing resiliency will enable us to respond to the unique physical, social, and mental health needs of each school.”
The Initiative also fosters opportunities for students and their families to connect with broad, responsive supports and services. In the 2011-2012 school year, one school, Parkland Village started “evolve” and this project was so successful that other schools in the division have incorporated this Initiative into their work with students and communities for 2012-2013.
More information on the Youth Resiliency Initiative:
Parkland Village School evolve Project information