Problems with social media, academic stressors and bullying are on the rise, and one local nonprofit is working to prevent these growing issues right here in Madison County. Huntsville Hospital Foundation is hosting the SPEAK Parent Town Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the VBC Mark C. Smith Concert Hall. The event begins at 6 p.m., and is free to the public.
Parents from across Madison County are invited to attend and learn from internationally recognized speaker Scott Poland, EdD. Dr. Poland’s presentation, “Parenting in a Challenging World: It is the Screen Age,” will focus on social media, bullying, school safety, at-risk behaviors, and suicide awareness and prevention. Attendees will learn how to navigate these issues with their children before they become serious problems.
“Suicide is the third leading cause of death for ages 15 to 24, and the fourth leading cause of death for ages 10 to 14,” said Candy Burnett, Huntsville Hospital Foundation president. “Whether your child is a high school senior, or just starting Kindergarten, this Town Hall is meant for you. The event is free, and you truly can’t afford not to attend.”
The SPEAK Parent Town Hall is supported by Madison City, Madison County and Huntsville City Schools, and $1,000 will be awarded to the school in each system with the highest parent attendance at the event.
You can learn more by checking out the event website
Source: Huntsville Hospital Foundation