Warsaw Community School has announced it will welcome Kevin Hines to share his story of hope, healing and recovery during a multi-day event that teaches people of all ages the art of wellness, and the ability to survive pain with true resilience.
In an effort to give as many people in the community access to this important message, WCS will host several free-of-charge community events Aug. 26. These events will take place during the day at Warsaw Community Church, with an event geared toward parents and members of the community at Warsaw Community High School’s Performing Arts Center.
Free registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-kevin-hines-be-here-tomorrow-warsaw-community-schools-tickets-65731658159
Community events include the following:
•12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, free community Lunch ‘n Learn screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” and community mental health agency opening. A box lunch provided at Warsaw Community Church.
•2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, a free community/parent presentation with expert panel discussion to follow with Hines. A meet and greet will take place after with book sales offered at Warsaw Community Church.
•5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, WCS students will present Sources of Strength and Student Ambassadors, followed by a screening of Hines’ film “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” at the PAC.
Following Hines’ presentations in Warsaw, WCS will host a QPR Suicide Prevention Training on Sept. 18. This training will be located at WCS Central Office and it will be open to the entire community. The Bowen Center will provide trained staff at no cost to WCS to assist in training the community on how to respond to those in crisis.
WCS announced in a press release that it “feels this component is a very important piece in ensuring all attendees are equipped with an understanding on how to support anyone who might be considering suicide. WCS understands the importance of providing this training. All stakeholders need the same common language in order to support the needs of our students and community. With the QPR trainers on staff at WCS, along with the committed partners, WCS will have the capacity to train more than 700 people in one day.” Certificate of completion will be provided.
On Monday, Aug. 26 and Tuesday, Aug. 27, Hines will also speak to WCS seventh through twelfth grade students at the Warsaw Performing Arts Center. He will also speak with several hundred Grace College students and area high school juniors and seniors during a presentation at the Grace College Chapel.