SCIP announces Community Awareness Series for Parents: Promoting Healthy Behaviors

SCIP announces Community Awareness Series for Parents: Promoting Healthy Behaviors

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Norris District is pleased to partner with SCIP and other Lancaster County schools including Lincoln Public to promote a series of meetings for parents and community members to promote healthy behaviors. SCIP is a state-wide program designed to bring together families, school, and the community to support student behavioral and emotional health.  The schedule includes:

  • September 26 Promoting Student Mental Health (Lux Middle School, 6:30 pm)
  • November 16 Digital Citizenship (Southeast HS, 6:30 pm)
  • February 27 Healthy Relationships (Southwest HS, 6:30 pm)
  • April 26 Promoting Healthy Choices (North Star HS, 6:30 pm)

Clinician Carrie Gotchalk will speak on the subject of promoting student mental health at the September 26 meeting.  Carrie presents on a variety of topics always receives positive feedback from participants and audience members. Carrie is a former SCIP agency partner and currently serves as Extension Educator at UNL.  She has spent the past 20 plus years in the fields of education and mental and behavioral health working with children, adolescents and their families.  Her professional experiences include Boys Town, Peru State College, Cedars Youth Services and private practice.  She will share some of her expertise on youth mental health issues covering all ages.

The SCIP mission is to provide an effective prevention and early intervention process for youth with behavioral health concerns so they may achieve healthy, productive lives. SCIP is a program of Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, and Norris parent and district partner Abbe Edgecombe serves as SCIP Coordinator for Lincoln/Lancaster County.