Don’t Mute Mental Health – Two PARENT FOCUSED events on Wednesday and Friday

The Office of the Student Advocate (OSA) is partnering with the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Education (DME) this week to host a week-long social media campaign, entitled “Don’t Mute Mental Health”. The goal of the series is to promote physical, mental, and emotional wellness in students, families, and teachers amid-COVID-19.

The Instagram Live events will be held on OSA’s Instagram account (@dc.advocate) each day and will include discussions with local and national experts. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Courtney Warren ( or Renatta Landrau (

AJE wants to make sure that our parents are aware of two events in this series that might be important and helpful to them.

Wednesday, May 20th at 3:00pm

  • Dr. William Blake, Director of Social Emotional Learning at DCPS, will join us for “Mental Check” and  provide strategies to support the socioemotional well-being of students at home.

Friday, May 22nd at 3:00pm

  • “Parent’s Corner” as facilitated by Jillian Shropshire, MSW LGSW, School Based Mental Health Therapist- Mary’s Center will provide families with information on anxiety in students.

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