Fall Mental Health Series #3

December 8th, 2017

Education Under Pressure: Overcoming Anxiety at All Levels 

Across Massachusetts, children adolescents and adults are experiencing tremendous and sometimes debilitating pressure to achieve and excel in many domains, and sometimes just to survive.  This conference will examine the challenges facing students from diverse backgrounds and how educators and law enforcement may lessen anxiety and support students.

Registration is closed - Full

December 8, 2017

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

2014 Washington Street, Newton

8:15 am – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am – 2:30 Conference

COST: free/members or $100/nonmembers

Membership information:
Member rates for MPY events are available to current employees of member organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel.
Former and retired employees, members of committees including but not limited to PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils and school volunteers are not considered MPY members.

Speakers include:

  • Susan Swick, M.D, M.P.H, Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Sarah Davila, Ph.D., District Administrator of Programs, English Language Learner Education and Community Partnerships, Somerville Public Schools
  • Nancy Macias-Smith, SomerPromise Wraparound Coordinator, City of Somerville    
  • Roberto G. Gonzales, Professor of Education, Harvard University Graduate School of Education
  • Judith Evans, Superintendent, Winchester Public Schools 

Materials (handouts, materials and request forms will not be printed by MPY)
CEU Request Form *Print and bring with you
PDP Request Form *Print and bring with you
Notes page

Resources from Winchester Public Schools
Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? - Article from The New York Times Magazine 
When Anxiety Hits at School - Article from The Atlantic 
The Silicone Valley Suicides - Article from The Atlantic

PDPs and CEUs

PDPs are offered for all MPY professional development conferences. PDPs are issued for minimum of 10 hours through attending two linked conferences.  To earn PDPs, you must attend this event and its companion conference in the spring.  

NASW/MaMHCA are granting CEUs for the Fall Mental Health Series.  


Event Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend any MPY conference after registering, you must cancel online at least 48 hours prior to event. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee.  Conference no shows are also charged a fee.  For assistance call MPY at 781-587-3411.

Accessibility and Accommodations

All Middlesex Partnerships for Youth conferences are handicapped accessible. Middlesex Partnerships for Youth will work to make reasonable accommodations as requested by individuals with disabilities. Requests should be made at least 3 weeks before the event. Direct accommodation requests to Executive Director Margie Daniels at Margie@mpyinc.org.

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