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    South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center

    The Project AWARE team strives to enhance partnerships that support and promote wellness, resilience, and tools to empower students, families, educators, and school staff. This 3-part video series, Nurturing Child and Adolescent Development and Mental Health, is made possible through collaboration of the Department of Education, Department of Social Services-Division of Behavioral Health, and South Dakota State University.

    The content of the three video modules was developed by Staci Born, Ed.D., LMFT, RPT, who is a licensed marriage and family therapist, play therapist supervisor, and assistant professor at SDSU. Born partnered with Dr. Aileen Garcia, an assistant professor in the School of Education, Counseling and Human Development. These videos provide research-based strategies on how parents and caregivers can best support and nurture children’s development and best practices for supporting adolescents’ decision-making skills and identity development. Also provided is an overview of children’s mental health and parenting strategies to support the mental health and wellbeing of children.

    Have you ever thought of mental health as a continuum of well-being? Learn more about it in the Strengthening Child and Adolescent Mental Health video. All these videos are a great tool to have in one’s toolbox to review and share with parents and caregivers. Additionally, a video guide has been made available which provides an overview of the content, supplemental resources, and timestamps for convenient accessibility.

    The videos were made possible through Project AWARE funds in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Education, South Dakota Department of Social Services, and South Dakota State University.

    Questions? Please contact Teresa Rowland, Project AWARE Director.

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