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PSS to hold conference on parent-student relationship

THE Public School System’s middle-school conference set for Sept. 5 and 6 will focus on building better and stronger relationships between parents and students.

According to PSS-Personal Responsibility Education Program coordinator Jocelyn Itibus, the conference was originally scheduled for July 25-26.

She said they are expecting the participation of 15 parents and 15 students from different middle schools on Saipan, Tinian and Rota.

The conference theme is  “Building a Stronger We: Creating Stronger Relationships Between Parent and Child.”

For this event, Itibus said PSS is collaborating with the Division of Public Health Service and Systems of Care’s Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Program.

Presenters will talk about  issues that concern students, including mental health.

“We will focus on educating our students and parents about improving mental health and developing strategies to achieve academic success,” Itibus said.

“Our goal is to be able to open up lines of communication between parents and their children because they need support from home,” Itibus added.

The conference will help parents  help their children succeed in school, she said. “More importantly, it will help parents tune in to issues relevant to our youth and learn ways to help them break through communication barriers.”

For more information, contact Jocelyn Itibus at 322-6760 or email at