A few useful resources for families in Sarpy County

Suicide Prevention and Education Resources

(September, 2022)

Facing Suicide can now be viewed online at PBS.org/facingsuicide or on the PBS Video App. The “Facing Suicide” documentary explores personal stories about people impacted by suicide, revealing the steps that friends, family and community members can take to help those at risk. Alongside these powerful stories are those of prominent researchers who are uncovering the complex factors that can lead to suicide, with insights for better prevention and treatment. Together, their stories offer a powerful message of hope and healing.

A recent suicide prevention and education event can be viewed on YouTube or on the Nebraska Public Media website. The excerpts from Facing Suicide have been removed, but the full film is available to watch on PBS.

Explore mental health resources, news coverage, and past events at NebraskaPublicMedia.org/mentalhealth

Nebraska Public Media’s mental health events are planned in partnership with:

Click here to view the documentary.

How to Talk to Children about Violence: Tips for Educators and Parents

(May 25, 2022) We have now seen news coverage of the tragedy in Texas involving another school shooting. We are heartbroken for these families and this school district.

Students may have questions about what happened, and they may be expressing fears and concerns. We want to share the attached resource with you to help support your children, taken from the National Association for School Psychology.

Please feel free to reach out to your principal, your school counselor or any administrator, if you or your child want or need additional support, or have any questions.

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Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen 2022: June 1 through August 5

(May 25, 2022) The Salvation Army has released its locations for the 2022 Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen. See the flyer for details on times.

In Nebraska, 1 in 6 children is considered food insecure, which means they might not know where they will get their next meal. Summer is a particularly challenging time because kids aren’t eating meals in school and parents often struggle with additional food and child care costs.

More than 40 percent of children in Nebraska receive free or reduced-price school lunches. In some schools, these numbers climb as high as 80 or 90 percent. Families must seek other resources for meals when school is out of session.

The Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen program helps bridge the gap for these families by serving meals to kids in need via our mobile canteens (food trucks), which travel around to various locations throughout the city. Children 18 years of age and younger are eligible for meals.

Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen meals will be served by Salvation Army teams out of Salvation Army canteens. Want to volunteer? Click here.

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