October 30, 2023
Helping Your Child Be Successful in the School Setting and Beyond
This informative video covers essential topics for parents and caregivers. Learn fun games you can play with your child that help build emotional regulation and social skills. Explore the importance of establishing routines and habits that promote physical and emotional well-being. Find creative suggestions for screen-time alternatives, allowing your child to thrive in relationships and skill building.
November 9, 2022
Over the Overdoses - What Parents Need to Know About the Dangers of Fentanyl
There are young people purchasing pills on social media under the assumption that the pill is a Percocet or Xanax when it reality the pill is laced with a lethal amount of fentanyl. The Drug Enforcement Agency has estimated that 40% of tablets such as Vicodin, Oxycotin, and Xanax, which were not purchased from a pharmacy are fake and laced with deadly levels of Fentanyl. In 2021, 108,000 people died in the U.S. from drug overdoses, the majority due to Fentanyl. We want our students to live – to see, experience, and change the future. We – community leaders, school staff, parents, and peers – can all play a role in making sure that happens. This conversation will help us to understand fentanyl’s impact on our youth and what we can do about it. Hear from Assistant Special Agent in Charge Patrick Simpson of the DEA, Heath Stone from Medstar, Erica Castillo of SOAR, and Tiffany Turner, intervention counselor with EMS ISD about what parents and students can do to protect themselves from this growing threat.
March 24, 2022
- apps to know about
- tips for monitoring
- other tools available for optimizing online safety
April 13, 2022
Trends & Tips for Keeping Your Kids Mentally Healthy
(rescheduled from February 24)