Shortridge High School and the Reclaiming Our Opportunities To Succeed (ROOTS)
Program are partnering to bring the first screening of the documentary
Paper Tigers” to Indianapolis. This documentary follows six students
over the course of a school year at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla,
WA. Lincoln is the first high school in the United States to build a
structure based on trauma informed practices. This approach is focused
on breaking cycles of trauma and abuse to reduce crime, improve health,
and build stronger communities.

The ROOTS program is for Indianapolis Public Schools students who
are struggling to succeed in school due to significant behavior and/or
mental health concerns.ROOTS
features a multidisciplinary treatment approach with a daily focus on
counseling and skill building, family services and crisis intervention.
 

 

Join the conversation on mental health in schools at the
screening of this thought-provoking documentary on Thursday, March 10,
from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Caleb Mills Auditorium at Shortridge (3401 N.
Meridian). Free street parking is available along 34th or Pennsylvania streets or in the lot on the southwest corner of 34th and Meridian. Concessions will be available from 5-6 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public thanks to sponsorship by The Can Lady Project – we look forward to seeing you there!