By Karen Huwe
The Times 

WSD benefits from Sources of Strength


March 21, 2024


WAITSBURG-Rosy Nechodom, the school counselor for the Waitsburg School District, is in her second year as a mentor in the Sources of Strength program. The Walla Walla Health Department provides the district with a grant to fund the program.

Sources of Strength is a best-practice youth mental health program using peer social networks to prevent suicide, violence, bullying, and substance abuse. It prevents adverse outcomes by increasing well-being, help-seeking, resiliency, healthy coping, and belonging. The peer leaders' mission is to recognize that their voices have great power and can use...

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