Kenny Slaught Endorses Hospice Of Santa Barbara Initiatives

Kenny Slaught endorses Hospice of Santa Barbara for maintaining an active presence on local school campuses at all levels, from elementary school to college. Volunteers visit these campuses to organize weekly support groups for students who have experienced traumatic or complex situations and require a safe place in which to discuss their thoughts and feelings. On-campus services aim to create supportive atmospheres that encourage self-reflection and teach critical coping skills. These coping skills can help adolescents avoid drugs and alcohol, as well as other forms of self-medication. In addition to working directly with students, the hospice volunteers provide training to faculty and staff members about how to interact with students who are dealing with trauma and how to handle student questions about death, especially violent deaths and suicide. All 65 schools in the Hospice of Santa Barbara network can call on the organization around the clock to respond to a traumatic situation quickly and effectively.

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