GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Campbell County School District is asking parents to provide feedback on the district’s mental health and substance abuse resources.
The survey is related to a five-year grant the Wyoming Department of Education received from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to implement Project AWARE — or Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education — as part of the federal safer schools initiative.
The Wyoming Department of Education’s SAMHSA team’s goals for Project AWARE include increasing access to mental health and substance abuse services for school-aged youth, helping districts’ families know what mental health and substance abuse services are available and bolstering students’ skills that promote resilience and prosocial behaviors while preventing youth violence.
Campbell County School District Community Project Manager Michelle Heitmann said today that the district will close the survey in August to begin reviewing the data.
“We really just want to know how parents feel, and will take the feedback and hopefully make some important progress in Fall of 2023,” she said.
The 11-question survey is available in English and Spanish. No questions seek demographic or identification information. Topics include communication and relationships. The district is also asking parents what sorts of workshops, during which times of the week, they may find interesting.