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Community Notebook: Wellness class series for parents

Workshops to focus on communication, depression signs and symptoms, coping skills

The Palo Alto school district is hosting a free series of classes to help parents support their children's physical and mental wellness at home, taught by a Stanford University child and adolescent psychiatrist.

"Learn how to improve communication with your child, to recognize warning signs of distress, and to help your teens cope with stress and prevent reaching levels of distress," reads a flier advertising the classes.

Moira Kessler, a child and adolescent psychiatrist with Stanford Children’s Health and Bay Area Children's Association (BACA), will lead the classes. Kessler specializes in school mental health and suicide prevention and provides consultation to the mental health teams at Palo Alto Unified schools, the flier states.

The first session was held Nov. 29. Upcoming sessions will focus on adolescent development (signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in teenagers and suicide) and tools to cope with stress, such as tips for improved sleep.

The remaining classes will take place on two consecutive Tuesdays — Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 — from 6-7:30 p.m. in the staff lounge at Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

To register, go to eventbrite.com. For more information or any questions, contact school district social worker Myrna Zendejas at mzendejas@pausd.org.

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2 people like this
Posted by Mary Student
a resident of Gunn High School
on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:29 pm

Wellness?! How bout let us get use to a schedule before you change it again?!?


2 people like this
Posted by Freshman
a resident of Gunn High School
on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:36 pm

And four years of Titanconnecr?! Please nooooooooll


1 person likes this
Posted by 2017!
a resident of Gunn High School
on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm

I watched the webinar. Not impressed. :;(


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