Vale Middle School program aims to reduce anxiety, build resilience among students

VALE – An innovative program in its second year at Vale Middle School aims to reduce suicide, substance abuse and bullying among students.

“Sources of Strength” puts the emphasis on combating issues such as suicide by equipping student peer leaders with training and guidance from parents, teachers and administrators.

The program is about prevention, said Jennifer Goldthorpe, middle school counselor.

“It takes students from across the student body who can be trained to be a connector . . .

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