Kim Foundation Grant Brings RESPECT Programs to ESU 7

This October, RESPECT traveled to ESU 7 (a region surrounding Columbus, NE) to provide 20 programs over the course of a week.  This is part of an effort funded by The Kim Foundation which addresses mental health and suicide prevention.  The programs provided during that week are the first installment of a two-part prevention and intervention program by RESPECT for locations outside of the Metro Omaha area where programs such as RESPECT’s are less available.  During this first set of programs, we offered our educational-plays and talkback sessions for students in 4th – 12th grade about topics related to mental health, drug/alcohol abuse, bullying, internet safety, peer pressure and other matters affecting the mental health of students.  In the spring, RESPECT will return to work through specific challenges using role-play as a problem-solving technique.  RESPECT is always happy to partner with school districts and regions to provide in-depth programs and workshops.  Reach out to us if you are interested in learning how we can help your school and organization create a customized series of prevention and intervention programs.