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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

River Rouge Schools Hosts Mental Health Forum for Outgoing Seniors

 

Dr. Bacari Alexander (far right) poses with law enforcement personnel who visited River Rouge High School to speak with graduating seniors.

River Rouge Public Schools hosted a program focused on interactions with law enforcement for its nearly 250 upcoming graduates. Titled "Before You L.E.A.P.", the program was presented as an informational forum dealing with the impact that interacting with law enforcement can have on young peoples' mental health, including trauma. The program was designed for urban youth and was coordinated by the district's Department of Culture, Health, and Wellness.

The forum was held late in May in the auditorium at River Rouge High School using a town hall format. A panel of law enforcement experts...



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