WELLNESS RESOURCES 

Wellness Resources from previous years

Stress Management Packet

Articles Recommended by Parents

2017:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) assembly: 50-minute presentation designed for middle and high school audiences: NAMI Ending the Silence. The goal of the presentation is to raise awareness and change perceptions about mental health conditions, and to show that students can learn about mental illness directly from family members and individuals living with mental illness themselves. 

NAMI Classes:

NAMI Basics
This is a free 6- week education program for parents/family of teens who are experiencing signs/behavioral patterns of mental health concerns or who have a diagnosis.
Mondays starting November 5th, 6-8:30 p.m.
People’s Community Clinic
1101 Camino La Costa, Austin, 78752

NAMI Family & Friends
This is a 4- hour seminar designed to inform/support people who have loved ones with a mental health condition.
Saturday, October 27th, 1-5 p.m.
Mulva Clinic- Dell Medical School
1701 Trinity St., Austin 78701

To learn more or register:  www.namiaustin.org/education/classes/

Spring Semester 2016-17:
LUNCH TALK at LASA:
“LGBTQ+ Youth in K-12 Education”

EVENING TALK at LASA after PFLASA MEETING:
“Refine Your Social Skills & Build Your Confidence: The Future is Now”
Presented by Marie-Catherine Bearden, etiquette trainer and founder of l’Académie de l’étiquette in Austin (15 in attendance)

LUNCH TALK at HEB on 51st St conference room:
“Culture of Respect” Presented by LASA Wellness Counselor and Parent Discussion (13 in attendance)
Active Bystander Strategies

LUNCH TALK at Monkey Nest coffeehouse:
“Stressed Out” Presented by PFLASA Wellness Co-Chair Penni Patterson (19 in attendance)
Anxiety Presentation Outline with notes pdf

Fall Semester 2016-17:
MORNING BOOK STUDY at LASA library conference room:
“How to Talk So Your Teen Will Listen and Listen So Your Teen Will Talk” (7 in attendance)

PRESENTATION at LASA library, evening:
Inequity in the Technopolis: Race, Class, Gender, and the Digital Divide in Austin (9 in attendance)
(with Dr. Joe Straubhaar, UT Professor of Communications)

MORNING PRESENTATION & TALK at LASA library conference room:
School Accommodation Plans (7 in attendance)

EVENING PANEL at LASA library:
“How to Succeed at LASA” Panel of LASA teachers, students, and counselors (approximately 34 parents and 6 students in attendance)
“How to Succeed at LASA”  CLICK HERE for Handout (42 in attendance)
“How to Succeed at LASA”   CLICK HERE for Presentation Summary

Spring Semester 2015-16:
EVENING PANEL at LASA library:
“What’s Online: Your Second Resume & Cyberbullying” with internet security/presence expert Tony, campus police officer, and Wellness Counselor Marissa Rivera
(9 in attendance)

LUNCH TALK at HEB on 51st St conference room:
Dr. Dan Siegel workshop facilitated by PFLASA Wellness Co-Chair Penni Patterson (16 in attendance)

MORNING BOOK STUDY at LASA library conference room:
“Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs” presented by book author Jill Grimes, MD (16 in attendance)

EVENING PRESENTATION at LASA library:
Adolescent Sexuality and Consent Trends Presentation by Mathew Vitemb, a Specialist in Adolescent Behavior and College Student Counseling
Talk on healthy relationships/affirmative consent/alcohol and drugs.
Consent and the Law Presentation by Austin Police Officer (13 in attendance)

Fall Semester 2015-16:
EVENING PRESENTATION at LASA library:
“New SAT/PSAT” presented by LASA College Counselor Jamie Kocian and More than a Teacher representative (38 parents and 17 students in attendance)

EVENING PANEL at LASA library:
“How to Succeed at LASA” Panel of LASA teachers, students, and counselors (50 parents and 15 students in attendance)

EVENING PANEL at LASA library:
“College, Credit Cards, and Cutting the Cord” by Cass Grange, Megan Moore, and Chaney Barton of Lucien, Stirling & Gray Advisory Group (5o parents and 5 students in attendance)

LUNCH TALK at Central Market on North Lamar
Parent Discussion Talk facilitated by PFLASA Wellness Co-Chair Penni Patterson (18 in attendance)

MORNING BOOK STUDY at LASA library conference room:
“Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, by Dr. Dan Siegel” facilitated by PFLASA Wellness Counselor Marissa Rivera (16 in attendance)