Press Advisory: Strategies for Student Stress: A Social-Emotional Learning Forum for K-12 Parents

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BOSTON — On January 14th, 2020, Massachusetts State Senate President Karen E. Spilka, in partnership with MetroWest Health Foundation, Call2Talk, MetroWest Medical Center and Framingham State University will host Strategies for Student Stress: A Social-Emotional Learning Forum for K-12 Parents. The forum is designed to help parents and students talk about stress, mental health, and strategies to deal with the many pressures students face today, regardless of age or background.

This workshop is specifically for parents to learn the latest strategies to reduce student stress levels, build resilience, and promote overall wellness. The event is the third in a series presented by Senate President Spilka as part of her #MetroWestKids.

WHO: Senate President Karen E. Spilka

Dr. Shella Dennery, PhD, LICSW, Program Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships Program
Rebecca Donham, Senior Program Officer at the MetroWest Health Foundation
Community panel featuring a local student, educator, parent and health professional
WHAT: Senate President Karen E. Spilka’s Strategies for Student Stress: Social –Emotional Learning Forum for K-12 Parents

WHEN: Tuesday, January 14th, 2020. 5:45 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Warren Conference Center, Hayden Lodge
529 Chestnut St, Ashland, MA 01721

CONTACT: Sarah E. Blodgett, Office of Senate President Karen E. Spilka
(617) 722-1500 [email protected]

AGENDA:

(Please note this agenda is subject to change.)

5:45 pm - Guest registration, childcare sign-in, and pizza dinner

6:15 pm - Program Begins

7:30 pm - Event Closes

PROGRAM:

Presentation on Children's Mental Health in Massachusetts and nationally by Dr. Shella Dennery, PhD, LICSW, Program Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships Program, the community behavioral health program in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital
Presentation on the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey Report by Rebecca Donham, Senior Program Officer at the MetroWest Health Foundation
A community panel featuring a student, parent and school counselor