13 Reasons Why, Season 2

Last year, 13 Reasons Why debuted on Netflix and soared in the ratings before many parents and teachers had even heard of it. It felt like every middle and high school student watched it, even many elementary students tuned in.  The show chronicled the story of a 17-year-old girl who takes her own life. She leaves behind a series of 13 audiotapes naming the people who contributed to her suicide.  Parents, teachers, and even members of student services were not prepared to answer all of the questions and concerns generated by the show.  In our district, counseling departments saw a sharp increase in the number of suicidal threats by students at all grade levels.

Netflix has announced the upcoming release of Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why.  Although Netflix has not given a formal release date, promotional information seems to suggest it could be soon. As parents and guardians decide whether to allow their children to watch it, this information sheet (13 Reasons Why Information) from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has some important information and recommendations to consider. In the WS/FCS, school counselors, psychologists, and social workers are also available to help parents and guardians with additional concerns.   

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The Daily Duke is Graduating

As we celebrate thousands of students graduating this weekend, there is another important entity that is graduating: The Daily Duke. Although The Daily Duke is not returning, this isn’t goodbye. After four years of interns publishing content on The Daily Duke blog, our interns’ creative work is moving to JMU’s main channels, where they will continue to … Continue reading The Daily Duke is Graduating

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Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s Camp Carousel 2018

We received the following information from our friend Katie Cyre, MS, MT-BC, who is the Clinical Support Services Manager and Music Therapist at the Hospice & Palliative CareCenter in Winston-Salem.  This year’s theme is “Jungle Journey 2018.”  They always do a fantastic job with supporting grieving students and families, so we wanted to pass this information along to our readers:


Camp Carousel is a bereavement retreat for children and teens (rising 1st graders—rising 12th graders), as well as adults, who are grieving the death of a loved one. 

Camp Carousel will take place Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20, 2018 in Winston-Salem

Camp Carousel offers grief support groups, art and music therapy, writing, animal-assisted therapy, and a variety of fun and creative activities designed to help those who are grieving death-related losses. 

There is no charge for Camp Carousel, though pre-registration is required.  You may also direct inquiries to CampCarousel@HospiceCareCenter.org

Registration can be completed online at www.HospiceCareCenter.org.  Registrations are due by Monday, July 9th.  If you need assistance with registration, please contact Hospice at (336)331-1300.

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