SPARK Youth Conference

SPARK (Suicide Prevention Awareness Reflection Knowledge) is tentatively planning an in-person Fall 2021 event. Depending on COVID-19 health restrictions, if an in-person event cannot be held, a virtual event will be substituted to address parent-child communication and teen-to-teen interactions. Live presentations by authors who have written about their anxiety and depression will be featured in the virtual event. For sure, we hope to have an in-person event in 2022!

A new program is also being developed for teen males. The focus is the social, emotional and mental health challenges confronting males. This will be patterned after the successful Strive for Strength Program for young ladies. While each group will be independent, a joint event by the two programs is envisioned where the teens can learn of their respective challenges – sharing perspectives and learning how to be allies.

For additional information, you may contact Eric Wong at erw@surewest.net.