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Sources of Strength Family Toolkit

Published on September 20, 2021 By Pegge Erkeneff

Dear KPBSD Families, Students, and Staff, Take a deep breath. It is very important to keep doing this. Several times a day, a pause to inhale and exhale for even a minute. Leaning into autumn and winter, eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic, resiliency is becoming more of a challenge for many people. Parents, caregivers, […]

21 Day Thankful Invite

Published on November 20, 2020 By Pegge Erkeneff

21 Day Thankful Invite 2020Kenai Peninsula, Alaska schools & communities Do you know that if every day, for 21 days, you briefly pause three times to identify someone or something that you are grateful or thankful for, you can rewire your brain for happiness and resiliency? The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District invites students of […]

KPBSD 6.3.20 update: Survey | Strength | Safety

Published on June 3, 2020 By Pegge Erkeneff

Q: What did you–youth and parents or guardians–experience during remote learning? A: Tell KPBSD in a simple SURVEY for students, parents & guardians How did the March to May remote learning work for you and your family? Your response will help KPBSD plan for a Smart Start for school in August. Our 20 person planning […]

Sources of Strength Family Toolkit

Published on June 3, 2020 By Pegge Erkeneff

Dear KPBSD Families, Students, and Staff, Take a deep breath. It is very important to keep doing this. Breathing in and out. So many things have changed in the Spring of 2020, and transitions are hard. KPBSD offers you these tools to help you navigate the transitions you are facing. Sources of Strength is a […]

Positive Friendships. What’s your SOS?

Published on May 8, 2020 By Pegge Erkeneff

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Skyview Middle School: Sources of Strength mentors and trusted adults

Published on May 4, 2020 By Pegge Erkeneff

Skyview Middle School, Soldotna Alaska Trusted Mentors Mentor Mysteries “Wanted Posters” in a Month of Mentors! To highlight Skyview Middle School mentors, the Sources of Strength team sent students on a mystery to determine the WHO in the wanted-poster mentors for the week! The investigation and mystery encouraged students to connect with mentors, ask them […]

Sources of Strength #SuicidePrevention

Published on November 29, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

Nine KPBSD schools—Homer Flex School, Kenai Alternative School, Kenai Central High School, River City Academy, Seward High School, Seward Middle School, Skyview Middle School, Soldotna High School, Soldotna Prep School—are developing peer leaders through Sources of Strength (SOS) thanks to funding from the Alaska Community Foundation, GCI suicide prevention grant, and Alaska Children’s’ Trust! This […]

Suicide prevention and resiliency

Published on July 5, 2018 By Pegge Erkeneff

KPBSD takes a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and resiliency training for both staff and students. This school year, KPBSD received two grant awards, a Suicide Awareness Pre and Postvention grant from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) and the GCI Alaska Community Foundation Suicide Prevention grant. Combined, these awards allowed our […]

Sources of Strength suicide prevention efforts in KPBSD

Published on September 22, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

News release Suicide Prevention and Awareness “While suicide is sometimes a difficult topic to discuss, it is also paramount that we as a community address it head on. Programs such as Sources of Strength are critical components of our commitment and dedication to support our students through the myriad of issues they may experience throughout […]

Seward SOS – Sources of Strength learning

Published on February 14, 2017 By Pegge Erkeneff

“A best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. … Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention. This upstream model strengthens multiple […]