SAFETY SUMMIT Web Blurb Mcminnville School District SAFETY SUMMIT Web Blurb Mcminnville School District

Community invited to March 6 event at Mac High

(Spanish) McMinnville School District is hosting a Safety Summit to share information and resources on safety issues that affect our children and young people.  Everyone in the community is welcome.

The event will be Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at McMinnville High School from 6 – 8 p.m. There will be two 45-minute sessions of each presentation. Childcare will be provided for children ages two and older.

Presentations include:

  • Anxiety & Depression

    If you have a child who is (or may be) suffering from anxiety and/or depression, this session provides information on how to recognize the problem and how to help. Presented by Mariah Sede and Leslie Gutierrez, Lutheran Community Services.

    Room A106
    Suitable for all grade levels

  • Sexting & Sex Trafficking

    Many parents don’t realize that social media is the primary way that minors are lured into trafficking. Learn what to look for and how to talk to your children about who they interact with on social media. Also, find out about apps, laws and resources to prevent the consequences and dangers of sexting. Presented by Dr. Susan Inman, “Imagine Life Without Violence” Soroptimist region chair and Justin Moshofsky, Homeland Security (DHS).

    Room A209
    Targeted to middle/high school

  • Social Media Use

    Our kids are online now more than ever, which makes it challenging for parents to stay informed about cyber safety. SafetyNet is a program that gives parents tools for understanding what kids are doing online and how to talk about it. Topics covered include online gaming, social media, popular apps, sexting, cyberbullying and online predators. Presented by Juliette’s House.

    Room A108
    Suitable for all grade levels.

  • Suicide Prevention

    This session presents an overview of QPR, a nationally recognized training that teaches participants to use the “Question, Persuade and Refer” framework to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to offer hope to a person in crisis, and how to help save a life from suicide. Presented by Kelsey Murray, Yamhill County Public Health.

    Room A206
    Targeted to middle/high school

  • Bullying

    This session outlines what bullying is and isn’t, how district policies and practices are used to address it, and how parents can help their children navigate harassment, intimidation, bullying and cyber-bullying. Presented by Dr. Kelly McIntyre, McMinnville School District.

    Room A114
    Suitable for all grade levels

  • Teens, Fentanyl & Narcan

    Learn about the dangers of fake pills laced with fentanyl, how teens might access them, how to recognize and respond to an overdose and how Narcan can be used to save a life. Presented by Brenda Carnese, Yamhill County Public Health.

    A207
    Targeted to middle/high school

  • Young People and Vaping

    Learn about the health effects of vaping, specifically its impact on young people, including nicotine addiction. How families can ask for and give help to students who may be thinking about or are currently vaping. The session also includes where local teens buy vape products and where families can find resources to help prevent their children from experimenting or encourage them to quit if they are already using. Presented by Caitlin Denning, Yamhill County Public Health.

    A214
    Targeted to middle/high school

The Safety Summit is presented by the McMinnville School District in partnership with Soroptimists International of McMinnville, Yamhill County Public Health, Juliette’s House, Lutheran Community Services and others.