We are excited to announce Deb Faust will be our guest speaker this month! She will present “Mental Health and Wellness 101”. This presentation discusses the need to reframe the conversation about mental health to an understanding that we all have mental health; it is not just about the presence or absence of an illness. The group will meet Tuesday, December 18 at 9:00 a.m. at George Washington School (344 Menemsha Lane, Troy, NY, 12180). The support group is open to all parents of students attending Questar III Special Education programs!

The training also includes:

  • Understanding of mental health as an integral part of overall health; a continuum of wellness
  • Brief overview of the prevalence of youth mental health concerns and the effects of mental illness on learning and student behaviors
  • Signs and symptoms, as well as risk and protective factors
  • Promotion of coping strategies, help-seeking behaviors and concepts of recovery

The parent group is provided by Michele Zinoman Baldwin, LCSW-R. Please call the school at 518-283-5752 with any questions or for more information.

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