Youth Suicide Prevention 4th Annual Community Forum

Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is hosting its 4th Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Community Forum. The event is Friday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Rd, Banquet Rooms 304 – 305. All individuals interested in discussing youth suicide prevention and care coordination are invited to attend. Visit to RSVP. "Our youth are our future," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "By working together … [Read more...]

RCS hosts the Learning Achievement Coalition for Oakland

Rochester Community Schools is hosting the Learning Achievement Coalition-Oakland (LAC-O) meeting, sponsored by Oakland Schools, on Wednesday, March 9, where State Superintendent Brian Whiston is scheduled to attend. At the meeting, more than 120 leaders from across the county will gather to discuss Michael Fullan and Joann Quinn’s work on coherence and discuss the concept of Deep Learning Labs. Fullan and Quinn, authors of the book, Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, … [Read more...]

Oakland County takes action to prevent suicide

The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is heightening awareness about Oakland County’s youth suicide prevention efforts during National Mental Health Awareness Month this May, including making the Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit available to schools. New public service announcements and a mass education campaign that targets suicide prevention will debut this summer. “Suicide can be prevented by watching out for the risk factors and taking action,” said Oakland County … [Read more...]

“His Brain/Her Brain: Parenting Our Sons & Daughters for Success”

This insightful, free presentation will be given by Pat Crum-Lubben, Parent Educator from the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Anyone who has parented both boys and girls knows that they act and learn differently. But do you know why? Pat Crum-Lubben, a specialist in children’s Brain Based Learning, knows why.    She will share her knowledge in a presentation for parents that will be offered on two different evenings in two locations in Oakland County. This … [Read more...]