Wellness Events/Resources




January 2017

1) The “What Your Teen Wants You to Know but Can’t Tell You” student panel event will take place on Thursday, January 12th from 7-9pm in the Paly Media Arts Center (MAC). It will feature a panel of Paly students engaging in a discussion around topics such as interpersonal relationships, post high school plans, and more. Parents will have the opportunity to respond and reflect on the discussion and ask questions directly to the panelists. Parents of any grade are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have any questions feel free to contact the ASB Social Justice and School Climate Commissioner, Cezanne Lane, at cezannelane@gmail.com . Here is the link to the eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ what-your-teen-wants-you-to- know-but-cant-tell-you-parent- ed-night-tickets-30316907687

2) The “Strengthening Families Program” is an evidenced-based parent, youth and family skill building program designed to prevent substance use and other behavior problems as well as improve parent/child relationships. The Strengthening Families Program will be held at Paly beginning on January 11th from 5:30-8:30pm for 11 consecutive weeks. Dinner and childcare is provided for each class session. Attached in the link is more detailed information. Space is limited. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ strengthening-families- program-tickets-29618757501

3) The “Building Stronger Families” event will be held at Gunn on Tuesday, January 10 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Dinner will be provided. This event will afford high school parents the opportunity to get together and converse about student wellness in their first language (English, Spanish, Korean and Mandarin) and also obtain information on last year’s California Healthy Kids Survey data and implications for parenting. Parents can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ building-stronger-families- tickets-29841356300

4) Brainstorm Book Club: Continuing th e Conversation about the Teenage Brain
Wednesdays, same program offered morning and evening
Wed. Jan 11, Jan 18, and Feb. 1 and Feb.15, 8:30-10:00 am, Paly EWC (in the library)
Wed. Jan 4, Jan 25, Feb 1 and Feb 15, 7:00-8:30 pm, Gunn HS Library

Please come join us for a more in-depth discussion of Dr. Dan Siegel’s book Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain. Our goal will be to discuss the main ideas in the book, and how to apply these ideas to our own parenting. We will also try out some of Dr. Siegels “Mindsight tools”. The 4 sessions will each cover a section of the book, and the topics are as follows so you can plan your reading:
Session 1: The Essence of Adolescence (Part I of the book)
Session 2: The Brain (Part II of the book)
Session 3: Attachments (Part III)
Session 4: Staying Present through Changes and Challenges&nbs p; (Part IV)

The morning sessions will be held at Paly and led by Cari Anderson (psychologist/Paly parent), and the evening sessions will be held at Gunn led by Kirsten Daehler (educator/ Gunn parent) and Maria Daehler (child psychiatrist/Gunn parent).

You are welcome to attend either at Paly or Gunn, whichever is more convenient for you. Free, no registration needed, come when you can! We will have a few copies of the book for purchase ($18.50, cash or check only). Please contact Cari Anderson, cari@sundy.net, if you have any questions.
You are welcome to participate in any of these events! Space is limited, please RSVP for all except for the book club.