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LISD Presents: Supporting Our Teens in Today

LISD Presents: Supporting Our Teens in Today
Posted on 04/18/2017

Supporting our teens

UPDATE: Materials from the event are now available to view online.


 

As mentioned in Superintendent Dan Troxell’s recent letter to the Leander ISD community, mental health concerns impact communities nationwide, and our students are not immune. To equip our parents, students and community members with tools to identify individuals with mental health concerns, Leander ISD Counseling Services will present Supporting Our Teens in Today’s Society at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, at the Cedar Park High School Performing Arts Center.

Parents of LISD students are invited, and students are welcome to attend if parents believe they are developmentally ready for the topics to be discussed. We can help our students by working collaboratively to address mental health concerns, as we know these issues extend beyond the boundaries of our schools and affect those we care about so deeply.

The presentation will include the following topics:

  • Dealing with stress and maintaining balance with school and outside activities
  • Information regarding how LISD responds to reports of bullying
  • Common adolescent mental health concerns and illnesses
  • Risk factors for suicide
  • Assistance available in the LISD community and how to access help
  • Amare Outreach: A Leander High School student-led organization of teens helping teens

Presenters will include:

  • Steve Clark, Director of Counseling Services
  • Brandon Evans, Senior Director of Student Support Services
  • Campus-Based School Counselors
  • Family Services Team Social Workers
  • Chemical Abuse Prevention Program Counselors
  • Representatives from Bluebonnet Trails Community Services