FRUITPORT — Fruitport Group Faculties is allocating native psychological well being sources in response to a possible tragedy that occurred throughout the district Tuesday night.
Fruitport Superintendent Jason Kennedy stated he isn’t in a position to present particulars on the incident, per a household’s request, however was inspired to equip the district with correct psychological well being initiatives.
Kennedy stated that the college’s disaster group — made up of faculty counselors, social staff, psychologists and psychological well being professionals — met late Tuesday evening, and once more with the whole faculty employees earlier than faculty began Wednesday to temporary the scenario and deal with college students’ potential wants.
Professionals from the Muskegon Space Intermediate Faculty District and HealthWest have been additionally within the faculties Wednesday to offer supportive care to college students and employees, with groups of skilled professionals available to assist all areas of want, Kennedy added. Seven social staff, psychologists and social staff all skilled in disaster intervention and stress administration packages with the MAISD, together with a number of skilled well being professionals with psychological administration backgrounds with HealthWest, paired with the district’s disaster group to help what Kennedy says is a ”important” variety of pupil wants.
The disaster group was additionally out there Wednesday night at the highschool to offer psychological well being assist for anybody in the neighborhood.
“We care deeply about our college students, our dad and mom in the neighborhood and all of these within the Fruitport neighborhood, and we’re doing every little thing that we are able to to assist the psychological well being of the neighborhood that we serve,” Kennedy stated.
Whereas he stated Wednesday that he is hopeful he’ll have the ability to present an replace relating to the incident quickly, Kennedy stated his precedence stays making certain the privateness of the household concerned.
“In delicate conditions equivalent to these, our whole neighborhood needs to be respectful of a household request to respect their privateness,” he stated.
Kennedy prompt that if anybody is in want of assist, HealthWest will be contacted at 231-724-3600. They’ve professionals skilled in responding to traumatic occasions throughout Muskegon County.