On October 19th, over 60 people gathered at the Westport Library for an informative and thoughtful panel discussion hosted and moderated by Positive Directions about what pressure is doing to our kids. Our panel of healthcare professionals and 2 Staples High School Teen Awareness Group students shared their insights on what is causing the pressure, what sign to look out for that your child may be in distress and offered useful strategies for reducing the pressure. A myriad of local and regional teen-specific resources and supports were provided.
Positive Directions in partnership with the Westport Weston Family YMCA, is now facilitating a follow-up Lunch & Learn Series at the YMCA for parents, service providers, and anyone working with youth to discuss related topics in more depth.
Join us for our first discussion in the series: How Stress Levels Affect Children's Brain Development.
When: November 16th Where: The Westport Weston Family YMCA
Lunch will be provided!
To RSVP to this event, CLICK HERE
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to download our flyer!
Positive Direction's Clinical Supervisor and Panelist from "The Cost of Success: What Pressure is doing to Our Kids", Frank Castorina, will be facilitating the first topic of this Lunch & Learn Series. The first discussion will dive into how stress levels affect children's brain development. Frank will be addressing three different levels of stress, how each one of these levels can positively and negatively affect the development of a child, how to recognize stress in your child, and ways to provide support.
If you missed the Westport Library panel discussion, don't worry, you can still WATCH IT HERE!
Download the Lunch & Learn Flyer Here: