Workshop for Mental Health Staff Held

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Shoreham-Wading River School District’s mental health staff received additional tools to assist with identifying and responding to students who are at risk of self-destructive behaviors during an informational workshop organized by Director of Student Services Charles Althoff.

During the Nov. 29 session, presented through the BOCES’ Employee Assistance Program, the district’s social workers, guidance counselors and psychologists were provided with instruction on recognizing destructive behavioral patterns and warning signs, and discussed how best to effectively provide intervention services.

“This workshop not only provides guidance to our mental health staff, but also our teachers as the information gained will be shared with them,” said Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Alan Meinster.  

The workshop was held as part of an ongoing effort to educate staff, students and the community about topics related to suicide.