These events are brought to you by the LMSD Health Services Department and the Interschool Council (ISC) and are open to all LMSD families. Please join us!
October 7, 2019
Have You Had the Conversation? - Cynwyd Elementary School, 7:00 p.m.
Panel presentation by the non-profit organization "Be part of the Conversation" and the Montgomery County Office of Drugs and Alcohol. This action-oriented workshop will be followed by facilitated group discussion: Learn about:
- The reality of when and how kids are introduced to substances.
- How to have a conversation about struggles with substance use.
- Understanding risk factors and protective factors and empowering ourselves as parents.
"Be a Part of the Conversation" was established in 2011 to address substance, use, misuse, and addiction and its impact on individuals and their families by building a culture of awareness and support.
October 15, 2019
ISC Hot Topic! - Lower Merion Academy Building, 9:30 a.m.
Panel Presentation and Q and A about school safety. Discussion on how we can protect the physical and emotional safety of our students.
November 19, 2019
Help! Why is my Child So Stressed Out? - Welsh Valley Middle School, 7:00 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Deborah Ledley. Some kids in our community these days are experiencing a great deal of stress. In addition to stress from school, kids deal with high-level involvement in extracurricular activities; social pressures in the real and on-line worlds; and focus on future plans (e.g., college admissions, career decisions). In this talk, we will discuss how to differentiate "normal" stress from stress/anxiety that has reached a clinical level. We will also teach parents simple and useful techniques from the field of cognitive behavioral therapy that they can use to help their children (and themselves) manage stress in their busy lives. On a larger level, we will also discuss how kids and families can live a meaningful life, in line with their unique values, interests, and passions.