SOURCES OF STRENGTH AT SHORECREST 

 

Sources of Strength is a wellness and youth suicide prevention project designed to harnesses the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults. Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention. This upstream model strengthens multiple sources of support (protective factors) around young individuals so that when times get hard they have strengths to rely on.

 

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Mission of Sources of Strength at Shorecrest: To encourage and support positive mental and emotional health and wellness. We promote student understanding of suicide awareness and prevention, and infuse the language of 8 Sources of Strength in our school culture. We train and empower peer leaders and caring adults to impact their world through the power of connection, hope, help, and strength. 

 

Would you like to be a Sources of Strength Highlander Home Representative?  

**There will be at least two SOS reps in each HH.

 **SOS reps will attend quarterly meetings during HH and present information to their HH periodically (like Student Council).

 ** Commitment will include the rest of this school year and next school year (Seniors are still welcome to apply)

 If you are interested, please fill out the application under the "Documents" tab to the left and return it to your HH teacher ASAP!