Superintendent John Antonucci, in collaboration with community partners, would like to invite parents/guardians to North Attleborough Public School’s upcoming Wellness Provider Fair. The event will be held at North Attleborough Middle School, 564 Landry Ave., on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
North Attleborough Public Schools will host its second Wellness Provider Fair later this month to connect school staff, families and community members to mental health services and resources in the area. This is the second year the fair is being hosted, however, it’s the first time parents and community members are invited to attend during an evening portion.
During the evening, 15 mental health community partners will be in attendance to speak with parents and community members. Community partners will represent the Butler Hospital, SAFE Coalition, Fuller Hospital and Children Advocacy Center of Bristol County. The Hockomock YMCA and North Attleborough Board of Health will also give a presentation to those at the fair.
Additionally, the North Attleborough Public Schools and King Philip Regional School District’s joint Active Minds chapter, a student-led club that works on destigmatizing mental health, will speak about their club and the work they do in the schools and greater communities.
The fair also serves as a collaborative opportunity for school and community-based clinicians to connect and learn more about mental health services and resources. Prior to the parents and community members portion of the event, during the school day community mental health partners will have the opportunity to meet and interact with elementary, middle and high school mental health staff from North Attleborough Public Schools in addition to those from the Foxboro, Milford and King Philip Regional school districts.
“Our clinical staff continuously seeks to identify and provide timely mental health services for our students and families to ensure that all of the needs of our students are met,”
Superintendent Antonucci said. “Last year, we hosted the fair for the very first time and saw the positive impact it had on our mental health clinicians and staff. We are pleased to open the fair up this year to all community members in the hopes that they benefit from learning about these services and resources just as much as our staff did.”