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Parent University a success!

May 4, 2023

SCSD hosted Parent University Wednesday night at High School East. This year's workshop topic was mental health. Presentations were made related to bullying prevention, healthy screen habits, executive functioning and ADHD and anxiety.

Executive Director for the Long Island Coalition Against Bullying, Joseph A. Salamone, conducted a presentation and Q & A on anti-bullying. Dr. Scott Falkowitz (Northwell Health) led a discussion on healthy screen habits for children.

A presentation on executive functioning and ADHD was led by Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Brittney Chatel (Northwell Health.) Finally, SCSD psychologist Craig O’Brien presented a workshop titled “Anxiety 101: Basic Biology, common triggers, and cognitive/behavioral/mindful based strategies.

Parent University is a collaboration of resources and course offerings to help parents become full partners in their children’s education. Parent University offers parents and other family members a variety of meaningful classes and workshops that will add to their existing skills and give them opportunities for continued growth and development.

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