Adolescent Mental Health Summit
Kimberly Berry will be joined by Skyridge Middle School teachers and mental health professionals to address hot topics like social media, bullying, effective consequences, stigma, and how to talk to your children about mental health.
The act of comparison is prevalent in our culture. Starting at a young age when we learn that achievement and praise is often gained when we are "outdoing" our peers in some way. During this session with Danielle Savory, Master Life Coach and Mindfulness Teacher/ Speaker, you will understand how the system of social comparison negatively affects the minds of both our children and ourselves.
This interactive workshop presented by Trista Wolles, Mental Health Professional, MHP, CG at LifeLine Connections, will introduce the basic concepts of youth drug and alcohol prevention, while answering questions on how one might approach the conversation of drugs and alcohol with their teens, even if the parent has had a history of use. This workshop will also provide community resources to help parents actively engage in the prevention of drugs and alcohol in today’s social climate.
62% of teens say stress and anxiety have a larger impact on their lives than they say to parents and adults. How we, as parents, handle stress and life’s pressures can be reflected in our children's coping skills as well. How we practice self care guides our child’s beliefs over the long term. In this session, Rachel VanWoert, Co - Founder Wellness Renegade, will teach us how to model the skills we want for our kids.
The teen years are turbulent enough for everyone, but add in the intensity of high academic expectations that only seem to have increased with time, and that time can be even more challenging to navigate. In this interactive presentation, Aurora Holtzman, School Psychologist, will share about the 5 areas of stress, why focusing on achievement alone can actually decrease achievement, and building coping tools to increase energy and resilience. The audience will then have the opportunity to share their own experiences and strategies for building their own self-care tools and those of their teens.
One of the scariest and most confusing situations to deal with is knowing how to help a young person who is suicidal. This panel discussion, hosted by Kimberly Berry, is designed to arm you with the basic information and skills you need to successfully intervene in order to give hope and save a life.
Kaleigh Boysen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Kaleigh Boysen LMFT will speak to the parents who feel stressed and overwhelmed; Who’ve read the parenting books, want to be a calm, positive parent, know the techniques you "should" use, but can't seem to keep your cool in the moment when your kids just won't cooperate! Don’t worry, parents will leave this session feeling more empowered and confident in their parenting.
Rachel Leigh, Founder and Head Coach at PROactive Vision, will talk about her experience of sharing life with a professional high performing athlete and how the pressures negatively impacted their family. Learn why mastering the "Mental Game" is the key to overcoming life's adversity. She will also teach how neuroscience tools and techniques improve mindset.
In this session Jamie Califf, Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Charis Counseling, will explore the symptoms and various manifestations of anxiety and depression in children, teens and young adults.
We'll seek to answer questions such as: How does it start? What should I be watching for? When should I be concerned? How do I talk to my child about what he/she is experiencing? What tools and resources are available to help?