On Tuesday, October 24th at 7pm Archbishop Spalding will host the Escalation Workshop brought to our community by the One Love Foundation. The workshop is a film based discussion on the alarming issue of dating violence. The One Love Foundation was founded in 2010 by the Love family after Yeardley Love, a senior at University of Virginia was killed by her boyfriend. The Escalation Workshop includes viewing the Escalation film and a guided discussion geared toward understanding the warning signs of abuse, while also promoting healthy relationships. The workshop is being rolled out across the country at high schools and college campuses. The program is a peer to peer education and will be facilitated by Spalding students who have been trained by the One Love Foundation as peer mentors. The senior class will receive the training on November 7th. For more information please contact your child’s counselor.
On Tuesday, November 14th, we will view the Race to No Where documentary at 7pm followed by a panel discussion including community members Larry Iacarino, M.S. Millersville Psychological Services; Linnea Smith-Varner, R.N. East West Healing Arts; Candy Place, Community Educator Anne Arundel Community College; Jeanne Salinger, parent Archbishop Spalding Community. Race To No Where is a documentary evaluating present day issues and pressures on adolescents as they relate to mental health and wellness. If you have questions please contact Marcie Gibbons, ext. 335.
On Monday October 23rd during the lunch periods, Spalding will honor Red Ribbon Week by hosting a Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Prevention Expo. The Make Every Day Count Club has been trained by Pathways as liaisons for our community education. Club members will have information tables on the heroin epidemic, marijuana, tobacco, alcohol/binge drinking, The Good Samaritan Law, What To Do If You Are Concerned (staffed by school counselors and A.A. County Crisis Response; and the final table will include Campus Ministry and the faith aspect of our community. We are fortunate to have community agencies present throughout the day to support our students and provide mini TED style talks for each lunch period. Agencies include the State’s Attorney’s Office, Pathways, Northern Lights Against Substance Abuse, Anne Arundel County Department of Health and Crisis Response.
We are asking all students, alumni, faculty, parents and friends to share their best thinking on Spalding, our mission and our vision for the future. The survey will only be up for a short while, so we ask you to complete this by September 15, 2017.