Healthy Kids/Healthy Community The Healthy Kids/Healthy Community Task Force met at 5:45 p.m. July 17 in the Sioux Valley Vermillion Campus boardroom.
Several brief reports were presented by task force members who were given research assignments. Those at the meeting learned of QPR, an acronym for Question Persuade Refer. QPR includes a training program on the prevention of suicide among young people. The task force discussed the possibility of holding such a training session in Vermillion in the future.
The task force is also exploring the feasibility of developing a community crisis plan and was scheduled to meet Thursday with a Pierre man who has been involved in that community efforts to create a safe environment for young people.
The next meeting of Healthy Kids/Healthy Community will be held at 5:45 p.m. Monday, July 24, in the Sioux Valley Vermillion Campus boardroom. The public is encouraged to attend.
The primary purpose of this Task Force is to create a stronger Vermillion community by providing physical, emotional and spiritual health and safety for the children, youth and adults of our area.