- This event has passed.
Learn, Know, Act: Who Cares About Kelsey?
June 12, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Movie & Discussion: Who Cares About Kelsey?
Join us as we watch this documentary (75 minutes) and then talk about how the issues Kelsey, her family and the school system faced are similar or different to what we experience here in Calhoun County. Popcorn provided!
Please click here to RSVP to Miranda or call her at (269) 345-1516 x120. Let us know any accommodation needs you have.
About the Film:
Dan Habib’s new film project Who Cares About Kelsey? documents the lives of students with emotional/behavioral challenges, and shows innovative educational approaches that help these students to succeed – while improving the overall school culture and climate. Habib is creator of the internationally acclaimed documentary, Including Samuel.
When Kelsey Carroll entered high school, she was a more likely candidate for the juvenile justice system than graduation. Diagnosed with ADHD and carrying the emotional scars of homelessness and substance abuse, as well as the actual scars of repeated self-mutilation, Kelsey was volatile, disruptive and, by her own admission, “not a nice person” to be around. As a freshman at Somersworth (NH) High School, she didn’t earn a single academic credit, but she did get suspended for dealing drugs.
During Kelsey’s sophomore year, a new school leadership team implemented Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a youth-directed planning process and other reforms to improve the school’s culture and reduce the dropout rate. This schoolwide overhaul gave Kelsey a chance at a different outcome.
About the Workshop Series:
This event is one workshop in the Learn, Know, Act advocacy workshop series presented by Disability Network. Join us for the entire series or pick and choose the workshop(s) you like best. Click here to learn about the other events in the Learn, Know, Act Workshop Series.
This advocacy series is made possible in part by a grant from the Battle Creek Community Foundation.