Mental Health Series - Anxiety

March 2nd, 2018

Mental Health Series

Addressing Anxiety: Creating a Positive School Culture Using Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Framework

To truly impact school climate and create a culture of safe learning for students, a framework that incorporates system change is essential. Social Emotional Learning is a framework that allows for change by addressing system factors such as: values and beliefs driving school climate, adult interactions, interdisciplinary communication, community connections, and district policies. Innovative ideas for reflection, collaboration, and team-led change will be presented.

March 2, 2018

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

2014 Washington Street, Newton

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

8:45 am – 2:30 pm Conference

Cost: No charge for members || $100/nonmembers


  • Margaret Hannah, M.Ed., GCEC, Executive Director, Freedman Center for Child and Family Development, William James College 
  • Nadja Reilly, Ph.D., Associate Director, Freedman Center for Child and Family Development, William James College

*This conference may be linked to the MPY Fall Conference “Education Under Pressure: Overcoming Anxiety at All Levels” (12/8/17) for 10 PDPs.  

*Applications for NASW and MaMHCA continuing education credits have been submitted for all Spring Mental Health Series Conferences.

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.

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 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

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