November 5, 2019

Stand Up Winnisquam

On November 5th, several community members, including WRHS students, gathered to look at the reasons behind youth substance misuse. The root cause analysis will help identify priority drug issues to focus the prevention efforts of Stand Up Winnisquam. For more information about Stand Up Winnisquam, please contact Dawn Shimberg dawnbshimberg@gmail.com

MAY 23, 2019

R.E.A.C.T. / Five Signs Community Discussion

APRIL 3, 2019

What's right with this Picture?

On Wednesday, April 3rd, Stand Up Winnisquam partnered with the Office of Student Wellness and hosted a Community Asset Workshop. The purpose of the event was to look at what is "Going Right" for the youth in our towns. We had a large turnout of youth, families, and community members. There were approximately 20 community partners with resource tables that provided information about activities and resources that will be available this summer. 

 

If you are interested in receiving more information about Stand Up Winnisquam, please contact Dawn Shimberg at 286-8577.

March 23, 2019

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Our Winnisquam Office of Student Wellness staff, Jessica Descoteaux, led a Youth Mental Health First Aid training in partnership with Franklin Office of School Wellness Program Manager, Barbara Slayton LICSW for school nurses and school counselors as well as a few of our community management members who work within our schools. From the Youth Mental Health First Aid Website: "Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people."

 

If you are interested in hosting a training, please contact Jessica Descoteaux at jdescoteaux@wrsdsau59.org.

March 11, 2019

Panel Discussion: The Times, They are a changing 

Winnisquam Office Of Student Wellness (OSW) in partnership with Winnisquam Schools SAU #59 hosted its first ever community panel. The panel consisted of 8 community members: Tilton Chief of Police Robert Cormier, Bureau of Children's Behavioral Health Daryll Tenney, Franklin Student Breanna Goodsell and her mother, Deanna Goodsell, Fourth Circuit Court of Laconia the Honorable Michael Garner, Bureau of Housing Supports' Melissa Hatfield, and Laconia Police Officer Eric Adams. Facilitating the discussion was Partnership for Public Health's Kelley Gaspa. 

Panelists discussed the challenges children and youth face today. Topics included internet safety, marijuana legalization and its effects on youth, peer pressure, mental health, homelessness, and much more. The conversation was both dynamic and engaging. Audience members were encouraged to write their own questions to provide to the panelists. Please scroll through the pictures below to see more from the event. Additionally, our community partners: NAMI NH, New Beginnings, and Health First hosted tables for night to provide information on their services to audience members. 

 

The OSW will be hosting a series of future discussions. Please contact us to share your ideas on future panel discussions.

February 7, 2019

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Our Winnisquam Office of Student Wellness staff, Jessica Descoteaux, led a Youth Mental Health First Aid training in partnership with Franklin Office of School Wellness Program Manager, Barbara Slayton LICSW for the administration team of Winnisquam School District. From the Youth Mental Health First Aid Website: "Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people."

 

If you are interested in hosting a training, please contact Jessica Descoteaux at jdescoteaux@wrsdsau59.org.

 

The Office of Student Wellness would also like to say thank you to the Tilton School for providing the meeting space.  

Winnisquam Office of Student Wellness

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603-286-7143