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.
Led by District 34 Instructional Coach for Student Services Dr. Sarah Gebhardt.
Parents, guardians, and caregivers got to learn how understanding emotions strengthens students' engagement and academic performance, how we support emotional learning and regulation in classrooms, and how you can help your children become effective "emotions scientists."
- October 25 at Hoffman School: The Passion Protocol: How to Rebound from Both Sides of Bullying & Bad Behavior, Chris Falcon (student programs will take place during the school day in October/November) - Sponsored by the Gelfand Foundation
November: Community book study of Dr. Devorah Heitner’s Growing Up in Public
January: Parenting Through Puberty returns
February: Restorative Parenting: Restoring Calm, Resolving Conflict at Home
March: Mental Health Matters virtual panel with D34 school psychologists and social workers + Family Service Center staff
April: Family Connect nights
The Passion Protocol: How to Rebound from Both Sides of Bullying & Bad Behavior, Chris Falcon
Artist and motivational speaker Chris Falcon shares his personal story of resilience as he brings The Passion Protocol to District 34. The Passion Protocol is a teachable system of beliefs and practices that can help you discover your true passions, through harnessing the power of your fear and insecurities.
When: Wednesday, October 25
Where: Hoffman School (2000 Harrison St.)
Middle school student programs will take place during the school day on October 3 (Attea) and October 19 (Springman).
Sponsored by the Debra Gelfand Children's Foundation