Students learn to cope with crisis by focusing on strengths

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Students learn to cope with crisis by focusing on strengths

High-schoolers mentor elementary kids about dealing with stress, sadness
Ruby VanBuskirk, 9, a third-grader at The Juniper School, cuts out a heart at a Sources of Strength activity led by Big Picture High School students in a cafeteria shared by the two schools. During the activity, elementary school students were asked to draw what they think about or do to make them feel better when they are sad.

Students learn to cope with crisis by focusing on strengths

Ruby VanBuskirk, 9, a third-grader at The Juniper School, cuts out a heart at a Sources of Strength activity led by Big Picture High School students in a cafeteria shared by the two schools. During the activity, elementary school students were asked to draw what they think about or do to make them feel better when they are sad.

Students learn to cope with crisis by focusing on strengths

Jacob Schultz, a senior at Big Picture High School, talks with students from The Juniper School about how they cope with feelings of sadness. The activity was held in a cafeteria that is shared by both schools as part of a Sources of Strength campaign. Sources of Strength is a suicide-prevention campaign that emphasizes leaning on social strengths, such as family, friends, mentors and generosity.

Students learn to cope with crisis by focusing on strengths

Big Picture High School students and English teacher Chantey Webbe hang decorations for a Sources of Strength campaign aimed at helping students deal with sadness. Students with The Juniper School, a charter elementary school, made the decorations with direction from Big Picture High School students on Friday.

Students learn to cope with crisis by focusing on strengths

Big Picture High School students and English teacher Chantey Webbe hang decorations for a Sources of Strength campaign aimed at helping students deal with sadness. Students with The Juniper School, a charter elementary school, made the decorations with direction from Big Picture High School students on Friday.
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