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Parent Academy- Click for more!


Subject-area experts gather

to discuss Navigating the Pandemic

Rock Hill Schools, in partnership with Winthrop University and other community partners, is excited to continue our Parent Academy this week with a focus on providing parents information on navigating the pandemic. The free session will be held on Tuesday, January 26 at 6 p.m. All sessions are open to the Rock Hill community. Tune in to the Rock Hill Schools YouTube channel for the live stream or visit later and watch on-demand from your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or the YouTube app on any Internet-enabled Smart TV. All presentations will air live from 6 – 7 p.m. on the advertised date. Want to know when the district is live on YouTube? Subscribe to our channel today!

Navigating the Pandemic- Taking a Look at ACEs' in our Community During Change and Difficult Times:


Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6 p.m.


Our Parent Academy session will be led by Rock Hill Mental Health Therapist Casey Madden.


Casey Madden is a Rock Hill school-based mental health therapist and has been a social worker in a variety of settings for the past 15 years. As an adult child of a parent whose life was shortened by the effects of trauma and subsequent addiction, Casey has a deep passion for educating others about Adverse Childhood Experiences and generational trauma. She is a Tallahassee, Florida native and since moving to South Carolina in 2014, she has been promoting trauma awareness in our community and is a lifelong advocate for children’s mental health.

The live broadcast will be available on Facebook and YouTube.


Previous Parent Academy sessions are available on-demand on the district YouTube channel or the via the YouTube app on your phone, tablet, or Smart TV.


Want to know when the district is live on YouTube?

Subscribe to our channel today!

Mark your calendar for future sessions



Coming Soon:

Technology Focused Support Sessions led by

the district's Technology Services team.

Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m

  • Topic: Ending the Silence for Families:  Youth Mental Health during COVID-19
  • Presenter: Judy Rauppius from NAMI South Carolina 

Tuesday, February 9 at 6 p.m

  • Topic: SEL: Strengthening the Mental Health of Children & Adolescents 
  • Presenter: Tom McSheehy - Author In-Focus SEL Series (Hayden Hurst Foundation)

Tuesday, February 16 at 6 p.m

  • Topic: Mental Health & Suicide Awareness: Parent Perspective
  • Participants:  Ms. Cathy Hurst (parent), Kylie Hurst (sister), Hayden Hurst (via video)


Monday, February 22 at 7 p.m.

  • Topic: Loving Your Family Safely
  • Presenter: Rock Hill Fire and Police Departments

Monday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

  • Topic: Continuing to Navigate the New Normal & Caregiver/Parent Appreciation 
  • Presenter: Sara Hopkins

Tuesday, March 23 or March 30 at 6 p.m.

  • Topic: Kitchen Table Conversations: Talking to Children about Differences and Diversity
  • Presenter: Dr. Monique Constance-Huggins

Tuesday, April 13 at 6 p.m.

 Topic: Navigating the Pandemic- Cyber Safety

  • Presenter: Ms. Amiya Crawford

Monday, April 19, 7 p.m.

  • Topic: Self-care (ParentSMART)
  • Presenter: Ms. Anquinita Cochrane

Tuesday, May 4 at 6 p.m.

  • Topic: Parent Advocacy: Steps, Tips, Tricks
  • Presenter: Dr. Jessica Yang

Monday, May 17, 7 p.m.

  • Topic: Summer Fun for the Whole Family (ParentSMART)
  • Presenter: Taylor Dee