Don’t Stand By, Stand Up,! Bullying among topics discussed at meeting in Ascension Parish

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Ascension Parish Schools

GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) – An informal meeting took place on Tuesday night at Central Middle School.

What was talked about at this meeting is something parents have expressed concerns about in recent months.

The gathering took place at 5:30 p.m. and included four presenters.

Those presenters delved into “various discipline initiatives including bullying, suicide prevention, and mental health,” according to Ascension Parish Schools.

This video below was put together by students and shown at the informal meeting.

Ascension Public Schools provided these statistics in a rundown of what was discussed at the meeting last night

In the latest Louisiana Caring Communities Youth Survey (2020):

In Ascension Parish, these students admit to needing mental health treatment:

  • 26% of sixth graders
  • 30% of eighth grader
  • 37% of tenth graders
  • 31% of twelfth graders

In Ascension Parish, suicide has been contemplated by:

  • 9% of sixth graders
  • 26% of eighth graders
  • 33% of tenth graders
  • 30% of twelfth graders

A rundown of what was talked about at the informal meeting can be found below:

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