8- Resources: Social Workers and Mental Health Counselor: We had our two school social workers (one speaks Spanish) and our resident mental health counselor at our Mindfulness Day. They each hosted their own table with information to hand out to students. Many students stopped by and took something “for a friend.”
The overall perception data that has come from our event has been overwhelmingly positive. Our district did a little feature video and posted it on their Facebook page to which we received many praise-worthy comments… other students and parents want it at their schools! Students ran back to their classrooms to tell their teachers about the event if they went at lunch without their class. One student posted on Instagam “this is the happiest I’ve been all year!” with a picture of her and her friends eating popsicles outside. Another told me at the silent disco “this is the best thing y’all could have done EVER!” The positive reports from this event are enough to motivate me to put something like this together EVERY year… even if it is a lot of work.
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