A Newsletter for the Staff of
Kettering City Schools and The City of Kettering
Youth & Family Community Report
November 30, 2017
Youth & Family Community Resource Coordinator
The objective of the Youth & Family Community Resource
Coordinator is to promote the partnerships between schools and
parents/ guardians that enable children to learn, achieve and
develop socially and emotionally.
The program began on July 19, 2017 and is already proving
to be a great resource for our families in Kettering.
One guidance counselor wrote: “Thanks again for sharing this
with me! It blows my mind how many resources are out there
that I don't know about.”
DID YOU KNOW? 103 FAMILIES
RECEIVED ONE-ON-ONE GUIDANCE SINCE JULY!
MAKING-A-DIFFERENCE MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT:
According to the National Association of School Psychologists, good mental health is
critical to children’s success in school and life. Research
demonstrates students who receive mental health support
achieve better academically.
In order to proactively provide this service at the Dayton
Regional STEM School, we worked to create a partnership
between the school and Wright State's School of
Professional Psychology. Along with Dr. Larry C. James,
Professor and Director of Wright State's School of Professional
Psychology, and Tatum Sirch, Fellowship Trained Child Psychologist--along with Robin
Fisher, Superintendent of The Dayton STEM School, and Andrew Sears, middle school
principal, we were able to design the “Dayton Regional STEM School Resiliency Program”.
The program will provide an on-site mental health counselor in the school two days per
week along with a comprehensive prevention plan to address common adolescent needs
such as social media safety, teen obesity, cyberbullying & pressure to achieve
academically. The partnership further strengthens and expands the existing affiliation
between Wright State University and the Dayton Regional STEM School.