Spring Semester 2018 Wellness Resources:
January: Social and Emotional WellnessFreedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD)
Prevention Works™ is the leading international nonprofit provider of school-based substance abuse prevention services. For decades, FCD has worked worldwide to provide students and the adults who care for them with the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to make intelligent, healthy choices about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
Dr. Crystal Collier, Director of the Choices Prevention Program & Prevention Research for The Council on Recovery. Dr. Collier visited campus and previewed her talk with Class 5 students and answered parent questions about drug and alcohol education and prevention.
Ashley Le Grange is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Qualified Supervisor, Nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (Brene Brown). She is also the founder and director of the teen-initiated, prevention-driven nonprofit, The Stand UP Foundation.
The topic of consent is heavily discussed in the media and throughout society due to its controversial nature. People are beginning to step up to have conversations about respect and consent like never before. It’s exciting, thrilling and terrifying all in the same breath. We are here looking forward to bringing conversations, education and facts into the classroom to help our youth with becoming comfortable with establishing their boundaries, understanding healthy relationships, and empowering our students to speak up as an active bystander. Teaching about these topics helps to establish our children's safety, decrease incidents of sexual assault, identifying resources that may be helpful and aids in cultivating foundations for healthy relationships.
February: Academic and Intellectual WellnessScreenagers
, an award-winning film that probes the struggles over social media, video games, academics, and responsible use of technology. With insights from brain research, the film explores how parents can set limits and empower kids to navigate the digital world best. Upper School students were encouraged to join parents for the film viewing. Middle School students viewed it during the school day on February 2. Click here
to watch the Screenagers
Managing stress/anxiety through mindfulness: Dr. Ann Friedman is clinical psychologist, the parent of an SJS graduate, and the founder of Mindful Being Houston
.Drawing on personal experience and extensive mindfulness training, Dr. Friedman shared her insights on anxiety and how to see it as a wake up call for developing healthy strategies to manage our daily lives.