Mental Health Matters

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of students and families, we are transforming our caring-adult education program from D34 ParentConnect to Mental Health Matters. We have heard from you that this is the most important topic to our families! Look for a variety of topics, presenters and formats.

February Event

Restorative Parenting: Restoring Calm & Resolving Conflict at Home With Meagan Novara

Restorative practices are methods that address conflicts and mend relationships by encouraging open communication, mutual understanding and collaborative problem-solving.

The February Mental Health Matters event brings restorative practices to parenting, helping families explore proactive approaches and strategies for nurturing a positive family atmosphere. This session provides a supportive space for families and caregivers to share perspectives and to gain effective tools and insights for enhancing family dynamics.

Plan to attend and bring a friend!

Wednesday, February 28

7pm | Westbrook School (1333 Greenwood Rd)

2023-24 Programs

Mental Health Matters: For D34 Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

March Event

Pathways to Success: A Connected Approach to Mental Health

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 7:00pm on Zoom

D34 social workers and psychologists, along with Family Service Center counseling staff, will help you in supporting your child’s – and your own – mental health. Gain insight into how D34 schools support students, and hear how you can use those strategies at home.

You Must Register in Advance

Request language interpretation & submit questions for panelists at

Looking Ahead

  • March: Pathways to Success: A Connected Approach to Mental Health - a virtual panel with D34 school psychologists and social workers + Family Service Center staff
  • May: Family Wellness Fair!

To view past presentations and resources, visit