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Teen Mental Health, Dangers of Internet & Social Media The Subjects Of DPS Workshops

Oct 04, 2017 06:34AM ● By Theresa Gilman

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the Dracut Public Schools.)

The Dracut Public Schools Wellness Committee is hosting two timely, informative, and relevant workshops for parents and interested community members. For questions regarding either workshop, please call 978-957-4633.

"JUST TALK ABOUT IT"
October 25th at 6:30 PMĀ in the DHS Learning Commons
Geared for parents and adults who work with adolescents, this training includes a facilitator and young adult speaker who will lead an interactive presentation designed to increase knowledge about teen mental health issues including mood disorders, addictive behavior, and self-harm. This presentation will p
romote discussion, ease communication and enlighten teachers and parents to the warning signs of mental health issues while teaching strategies to help students engage in help-seeking behaviors. This workshop is presented by Minding Your Mind (MYM).

"NAVIGATING THE CYBER WORLD"
November 29th at 6:30 PM in the DHS Learning Commons
Geared for parents and adults who interact with children and adolescents, this workshop reviews the challenges and dangerous situations that may arise through the use of the Internet, social media and smartphones. It is important for parents to be aware of the popular apps, social media sites, and programs used by youth online. This workshop explains the issues and possible consequences from cyberbullying, sexting and revealing identifying information to strangers.

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