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SoWashCo Education Series on ADHD

SoWashCo Receives Grant for a Parent Education Series on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Posted on 10/22/2020
PrairieCare Child and Family Fund recently awardedFlyer $18,990 to South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) to expand mental health support in our schools.

“We are pleased to partner with South Washington County Schools in their efforts to create more personalized learning environments for children referred for or living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),” said Nancy Burton, Executive Director of PCCFF.

The project called Understanding ADHD: Stop the Stigma – Start the Support will provide K-5 parent education and support, and teacher training this school year.

“We are grateful for the support and look forward to our work together to improve educational outcomes and experiences for our students,” said Dawn Blankenship, a social worker at Crestview and project lead.

The goal for the parent education sessions is to increase access to effective medical interventions and support for mental health and well-being. The project will also better equip parents and educators to meet the unique learning and living needs of children with different brain functioning.

The first SoWashCo parent education series opportunity will be offered virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Doctor Gary Johnson of the Calm Clinic will focus on what ADHD is and how it affects kids. Parents who want to attend can register online. More sessions will be offered in the coming months.

Since 2016, PrairieCare Child and Family Fund has focused on funding mental health education, early identification and intervention, suicide prevention and stigma reduction for educators and coaches in Minnesota schools and collaborating non-profits. To date, they have awarded $545,000 in grants to 27 school districts.

Register here.