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Deaf or Hard of Hearing

NOTICE: We are currently not able to offer this service due to staffing.

Services for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) is a program of STARS designed to prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals from kindergarten through early adulthood.

These students are naturally at a higher risk for drug and alcohol misuse because of their increased difficulties with communication, isolation, depression, learning and family connections.

Program Services:

In-School Drug and Alcohol Prevention/Character Education Classes: 

  • strong social coping skills
  • understand and identify feelings
  • problem-solving
  • anger management
  • improving self-esteem
  • decision-making
  • team-building
  • healthy relationships
  • and information on drugs and alcohol

In-School Literacy Support: 

  • improving reading comprehension
  • writing skills
  • sign language proficiency
  • bridging multiple-meaning words
  • and conceptual signing of topics and items translating from English to American Sign Language

Individual Career Planning Services: 

  • interest testing
  • researching and applying to colleges
  • connecting with VR
  • completing the FAFSA
  • job and interviewing skills

Summer Camp: STARS offers support services to Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church-Camp SummerSign. Services include:

  • character education classes
  • literacy
  • team-building
  • and creative dance

Special thanks to all our collaborative partners and referral sources for their hard work and dedication to those served:

  • Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church
  • Bridges
  • Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Sign Club Co.
  • The Link