Monday, September 16, 2019

Check out the 2019-2020 Parent Education Series!

Parent Education Series:  MERSD offers helpful workshops for parents and guardians. Topics range from college planning and curriculum nights to informational presentations about bullying and mental health. Parent Education Series Page

Mark your calendars for two of our Fall Spotlight Presentations.

Dr. Elizabeth Englander, October 9, 2019@ 7:00pm – MERMHS 
Dr. Englander is a professor of Psychology and Founder and Director of the MA Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) at Bridgewater State University, a Center which delivers anti-violence and anti-bullying programs, resources, and research for the state of MA. She was named Most Valuable Educator of 2013 by the Boston Red Sox because of her work in technological aggression and how it interacts with peer abusiveness in general.  As a school district, the Manchester-Essex Regional School District is proud to work with the MA Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) through student, faculty, and parent trainings on social awareness and anti-bullying. In addition, MERSD participates in Second Steps, YALE's RULER Social Emotional Training, and MARC's student workshops focusing on anti-bullying curriculum development programs.

Minding Your Mind, November 21, 2019@ 7:00pm – MERMHS 
Sponsored by meHUB & The Spaulding Education Fund
Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens, and young adults, as well as parents, teachers, and school administrators. We strive to encourage conversations about these issues that may be inspired by our presence yet continue long after our programs have taken place. The programs we have developed meet a variety of needs, all of which support our overall goal of reducing the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health challenges. These efforts move away from crisis-based response to prevention through contact-based education in a school or community setting.

This 90-minute program opens with a Minding Your Mind clinician discussing the signs and symptoms of the mental health issues most prevalent in adolescents through young adulthood, and to know the difference from typical teenage behavior. The Young Adult Speaker adds a real-life story that illustrates the information from our clinician, transforming it all into relatable experiences.