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Radnor High School Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK)
ASK Vision Statement
To facilitate and promote positive life choices by raising awareness for Radnor students, parents and teachers about at-risk behaviors through supportive and developed informational programming.
Shailu Jaswal, Co-Chair
Kari Kurtz, Co-Chair
2019-2020 ASK Meeting Dates
October 18, 2019December 13, 2019February 7, 2020April 24, 2020
Note: All meeting are on Fridays and will be held at Radnor High School at 9 a.m.
Next Meeting: February 7th Gun Violence in Schools
9 - 11am in the RHS Black Box
Jami Amo and Lieutenant Joseph W. Pinto of Radnor Township Police Department will discuss gun violence in schools and school safety
Jami Amo: “I'm a gun violence prevention activist and gun violence victim and survivor advocate. I'm a survivor of the 1999 Columbine shooting in Littleton, CO. I would be talking primarily about the history of school violence and the effects of trauma, but would also be discussing the changes in policies that influence all aspects of school safety, including firearm legislation, active shooter protocol, education policies and mental health.”
Dec. 13, 2019: "Just Talk About It"
Minding Your Mind clinician Melissa presented the Just Talk About It program in which the signs and symptoms of the mental health issues most prevalent in adolescents through young adulthood are discussed, and learn how to know the difference from typical teenage behavior.
Young Adult Speaker Jordan added a real-life story that illustrates the information from our clinician, transforming it all into relatable experiences.
Oct. 18, 2019: Teen Vaping, It's Not Just a Mist "
Did you miss the presentation? View the complete presentation from the meeting here, which includes more information on vaping terminology and paraphernalia; negative health implications; local businesses and online markets that sell vaping products; signs to look for in youth who may be vaping; and tips on talking to teens. View a September 15 letter from RTSD superintendent Ken Batchelor that addresses vaping here.
Guest Speakers: Linda Schanne MSN, RN-C, CCRN, CEN chair of the Radnor Township Board of Health and Clinical Nurse Educator at BMH in the Emergency Department; Michael Blanche MSS, LCSW, a counselor specializing in adolescents and young adults, and prevention.