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PTSA General Meeting
March 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
PTSA General Membership Meeting
A Community Forum on Mental Health:
A parent to parent conversation with some local experts in our HIMS parent community
Thursday, March 3 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom
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Meeting ID: 850 3130 7611
After a brief business meeting, the PTSA membership meeting will host a mental health discussion about depression, anxiety and screen time limits, problems many families are facing that have become even more prevalent and more difficult to manage during the pandemic. To make sure the content presented is relevant to all, we are asking parents to submit your mental health related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org so that our expert panelists address those concerns and help identify helpful resources. Parent-led breakout groups will follow including one facilitated by our DEI committee head, India Ornelas, specifically for BIPOC families. The content we cover in this meeting will help identify the kinds of speakers and resources our community would like to see offered moving forward.
HIMS parent experts include:
Sasha Waring, M.D, is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist who dedicates his professional life to helping individuals of all ages, as well as families and communities, overcome challenges and achieve greater enjoyment and meaning in their lives. Using a holistic approach to medicine in order to find comfortable and effective solutions for everyone, he strives to practice what he preaches by prioritizing relationships, engaging in consistent physical and intellectual activities, and seeking balance in his own life.
Marisol Hanley, PhD, is a counseling psychologist who works with older adolescents, adults, and couples. Her integrative orientation draws on several different evidenced-based approaches in order to provide treatment tailored to each individual or couple. Dr. Hanley aims to address the “whole person:” the mind/body connection, family, culture, social environment, and questions of meaning and purpose.
If screen time is a topic you would like to learn more about before this meeting, PNW Parent Education is hosting a free showing of Screenagers Next Chapter – Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience on Wednesday, March 2nd from 6:30 – 8:30. That event will include a showing of the documentary Screenagers Next Chapter (69 minutes) followed by a moderated Q&A with Ali Tabb, Licensed social worker. Register for tickets to this event.