The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District is continuing its Community Health & Wellness Education Series, which is an ongoing series of educational seminars that focus on the emotional and physical well-being of the families we serve. These seminars are open to anyone in our community.
There are three seminars scheduled for Fall 2017:
September 26, 2017 at 7:00pm, North Hunterdon High School Theater – Raising Healthy Children: Resiliency
Climate change has been a hot topic for decades, but what about the climate in the home, or the climate in the school, or in the classroom? Has that climate changed and is that a contributing factor to student struggles? The answer is yes, and the good news is there are solutions. With understanding comes insight. Interpretation drives intervention. When we know what the contributing factors are, then we are better prepared to make changes that benefit all of our children. Helping parents understand creates partnerships. Topics discussed will include: *The increase in the number of children prescribed, and taking psychotropic medication *The increases in the number of suicides among children 10-21 *The increases in the number of our children referred for psychiatric evaluations *Adolescents use of drugs/alcohol *Self-injury *Students failing in spite of immense potential. Presented by George Scott, Family Therapist, Director at Center for Counseling Services.
October 17, 2017 at 7:00pm, Voorhees High School Cafeteria – Mental Health Panel: Practical Information for Parents
October is National Depression Awareness and Education month. North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School presents a special panel of experts speaking on different aspects of depression-related issues affecting our children and their families. Speakers with specialties ranging from psychiatry, treatment, interventions services, preventions organizations, and others. Practical helpful information for parents and guardians will be presented.
November 15, 2017 at 7:00pm, North Hunterdon High School Theater – When Cancer is in the Family: Supporting the Children
There are more than fifteen million Americans with a history of cancer. Some of these individuals were recently diagnosed, others have been undergoing treatment, while most were diagnosed many years ago. No matter the timeline, cancer has a great impact on the family and more specifically the children. There are often many questions about how to address the needs of children/teens in the family when affected by cancer. This program will provide information and guidance around how to approach this often sensitive issue. Presented by Jill Kaplan, LCSW, Program Director at Cancer Support Community of Central NJ
More seminars will be scheduled for the Spring.