SPARC Series

Sparking the community with information and connections SPARC (Schools, Parents And Resources Connect), is a series of informational sessions that will bring parents, educators and community members together to learn about important topics that build resiliency and developmental assets in our children. The 2014-2015 SPARC series is sponsored by: Robbinsdale Area Redesign, Robbinsdale Area Schools, Community Education and Early Childhood Family Education, Partnership for Change, PrairieCare and Bonfire Ministry.
“Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)”
Monday, February 9, 2015 7:00—8:30 p.m.
Presenter: Janet Benz, DNP, RN
Christopher Benz Foundation
QPR is a free one-hour presentation sponsored by the Christopher Benz
Foundation. QPR covers the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. The Christopher Benz Foundation aims to connect communities in the prevention of suicide by raising awareness & providing education and resources.
“More Than a Case of the Blues: Depression and Youth” Monday, March 9, 2015 7:00—8:30 p.m.
Presenters: Susan Gatto, LICSW and Sara Owens-Keenan, LICSW of PrairieCare Of school-aged youth, roughly 11% are affected by depression. In this workshop, you will learn to identify the symptoms of depression in children and adolescents, as well as warning signs that may warrant more immediate intervention. Additionally, best treatment practices will be discussed, as well as practical strategies for how you can talk with and support the young people in your life.
Location: House of Hope Lutheran Church, 4800 Boone Avenue North New Hope, MN 55428
Please RSVP to Melodie at 763-504-4981 with name and number attending. Free childcare is available — please reserve your spot when you register with ages of children.