Imagine Brings Joy to Seniors/ Brings Speaker to School

Imagine Middle School visited for the second time the Broward Outreach Center. Their HOPE Club brought bags of donated baby items, school supplies, and personal hygiene items for the residents. The kids made a gigantic birthday cake and sang happy birthday to all the March birthday residents. After Spring break a woman who lost 3 kids to drug overdose and is now an advocate for drug prevention is coming to speak to their club.  The principal may want to include all the middle school in this valuable talk. Read more »

WHY FISP’S SUN PROGRAMS AND HOPE CLUB CURRICULUM HELP SAVE TEEN’S LIVES!

In the February 27, 2015 issue of the Weekly Spark, our research summary explored the conclusions of a literature review about how social connectedness influences suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adolescents. This week we will explore the implications of those findings for suicide prevention practice: that is, strategies that may increase connectedness in ways that protect young people from suicidal thoughts and behaviors. According to the authors of the literature review, research suggests that connectedness within the family has more impact on a young person than connectedness in contexts further from the individual (e.g. the community). However, they also note […] Read more »