Health and Safety

Annual Health and Safety Education Summit for Catholic Schools

June 5, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: 
Elizabeth Westhoff
Director of Communications
Phone: 314.792.7635

WHAT: Archdiocese of St. Louis Health and Safety Education Summit
WHERE: Sacred Heart School, 12 Ann Ave., Valley Park, MO 63088l
WHEN: June 7, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Program begins at 8:15 a.m. with welcome and prayer)

ST. LOUIS – The Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of St. Louis will host the annual Health and Safety Summit on Thursday, June 7, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart School (12 Ann Ave., Valley Park, MO).Keynote speaker, Elizabeth Arn Makulec will speak on the topic “Lessons Learned in Lending Hope to Prevent Suicide” between 8:30-9:45 a.m. Break-out sessions begin at 9:55 a.m. Elizabeth Ann Makulec has been with Kids Under Twenty One for several years, speaking to many national, state, and local organizations on making people aware of suicide awareness and prevention.Lessons have been learned and the way we talk about suicide has changed. Suicide most often occurs when stressors exceed the current coping capacity of someone suffering from a mental health condition. The way we support people experiencing suicidal ideation is changing too. No longer whispered about in guarded tones, the task of preventing suicide is becoming “everybody’s business” in Missouri. Prevention advocates, intervention specialists, and crisis service providers, along with loss and attempt survivors are lending hope that is helping people find the strength and support that make their lives worth living, and lives are being saved.More than 30 break-out presentations are scheduled for morning and afternoon sessions. Topics include “Basic School Safety Issues,” “Head Injury and Concussion,” and “Dealing With Grief.” The second round of morning break-out sessions begin at 11:05 a.m. Afternoon sessions begin at 1:05 p.m.The numerous break-out sessions during the conference are intended for a wide-range of attendees including pastors, principals, teachers, Parish School of Religion (PSR) coordinators and catechists, school nurses, maintenance personnel and athletic directors. Nearly 300 school and parish personnel are registered for the summit, representing nearly all of the 107 Catholic elementary schools across the eleven counties of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

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Annual Health and Safety Summit for Catholic Schools

June 7, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: 
Sue Brown
Director of Marketing & Community Relations, Catholic Education Office
Phone: 314.792.7304

What: Archdiocese of St. Louis Health and Safety Summit
Where: John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, 500 Woods Mill Rd., Manchester, MO
When: Thursday, June 9, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Program begins at 8:15 a.m. with welcome and prayer.)

ST. LOUIS - The Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of St. Louis will host the annual Health and Safety Summit on Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School (500 Woods Mill Rd., Manchester, MO).

Keynote speaker, Saundra Barker, MSW, LCSW, of Catholic Family Services, from 8:30-9:45 a.m. will present on the topic “Responding to Traumatic Events,” with the purpose of understanding the pressures of life on children, especially the extent of social media and its influences.

Ms. Barker will guide the school staff members in identifying and planning for the most appropriate response in times of any crisis, whether it be in the school, the community, home, or the nation.  The response is solution-focused, restores equilibrium, reduces the level of stress and trauma, and supports the overall well-being of students and staff. 

The numerous break-out sessions during the conference are intended for a wide-range of attendees including pastors, principals, teachers, Parish School of Religion (PSR) coordinators and catechists, school nurses, maintenance personnel and athletic directors. Morning break-out sessions begin at 9:55 a.m. Afternoon sessions begin at 1:05 p.m.

“We are proud of the commitment to safety in our Catholic schools,” said Dr. David Shelton, Director of Administrative Services at the Catholic Education Office. “Interest in this summit grows every year due to the timeliness and value of the program’s topics. We are excited for another successful event this year.”

More than 350 participants are registered for the summit, representing Catholic school and parish personnel across the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

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