The NY Foundling Wellness Center will be offering a support and skills-building group for young people between the ages of 13 and 19. If you ever feel anxious, worried, nervous, stressed, overwhelmed, sad, then this 6-week program can be a great place for you to learn how to improve your mood and manage stressful situations. Please click here for more information.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 1:00 – 1:30 pm ET – The Shy and Socially Anxious Teen
A free 30-minute webinar for parents and caregivers from the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.

Many teenagers and young adults require extra help to overcome shyness and anxiety in social situations. Everyday tasks from making friends, raising a hand in class, or going to new places may seem impossible for some. Dr. Samantha Busa and Dr. Anna J. Swan, experts in anxiety and mood disorders in youth, provide teens and their families with practical tips to understand their anxiety and develop and refine skills to manage social shyness and discomfort.

Register here

Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
In partnership with LaGuardia High School, and the Department of Education, the Office of the Mayor, Thrive NYC is pleased to present the second all day training program in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) for LaGuardia Parents.

Here’s what LaG parents had to say about the YMHFA Training held at LaGuardia last spring:
“Very Positive! Really happy I signed up for it. I learned a lot of valuable information.”
“It’s an eye opener especially when it comes to reactions and situations.”
“Thank you. I feel more prepared. Confident to recognize a potential challenge or crisis.”
“This was very necessary. I would like to refer several people for this training.”
“I understand when the child is seriously considering ending their life. Learning to deescalate the situation.”
“Very helpful, should provide the course in the school”

More information is in the flyer below. To REGISTER please click this link. Limited to 40 participants.

Did You Know?
The Wellness Center at LaGuardia provides mental health support for LaG Students as part of an overall Student Wellness Initiative sponsored by Dr. Mars and the Parents Association. This initiative is supported by Mr. Mackey (AP Guidance) and Ms. Carela (SAPIS and Head of Social Emotional Support programs at LaG) along with onsite social workers and your child’s guidance counselors.

How Does My Child Get Support for Mental Health at LaGuardia?
The social-emotional support team at LaGuardia consists of the clinicians at the LaGuardia Wellness Center along with your child’s guidance counselor, social workers, and our onsite SAPIS.
Please review the “Process Map” below to see how your child can access the Wellness Center and other mental health support at LaGuardia.

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