April / May MSD Community Events
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April Events Calendar
Tuesday, April 4th from 6:30-8:00 PM: DBT for YOU: Strategies for Developing Resiliency in Youth! Zoom! Join DBT for You Clinical Director, Erin Cox-Slosberg to learn about this evidence based intervention that improves youth mental health. At this workshop, you will learn skills that you can share with your child or teen to help them manage anger, disappointment, stress, and other difficult feelings. Click here to Zoom in! https://sau26-org.zoom.us/j/4718185589
April 11th from, 7-8 PM Family Tech Talk - A workshop provided by PTO Today. Learn from leading experts about topics such as: the impact of online gaming and social media, managing screen time, app settings, and more. Join from this Zoom Link ( Passcode 620158)
Wednesday, April 19th from 6:30-7:30 PM- Parent Conversation with special guest, Polly Bath. ZOOM! 6:30-7:30 PM. Come join us as we explore social-emotional and behavioral interventions that can help you at home with your child! Polly is a national expert who will answer attendee questions and think through challenging situations! Click here to Zoom in! https://sau26-org.zoom.us/j/4718185589
Thursday, April 20th from 6:30-7:30 PM - Family Connection Circle- Session 3 of 3. Merrimack Public Library. Last minute attendees are welcome, but RSVP is encouraged. FREE CHILD CARE PROVIDED! Come join this unique opportunity connect with families to discuss topics that are on YOUR mind: discipline, friendships, school habits, anxiety, and more!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Join Us for Events Exploring the Topic of Mental Health and Wellness in the Digital Age!
May 3rd, 7:00-9:00 PM, JMUES, Rm 117. Live Stream Watch Party - World Premier of the new film Anxious Nation, featuring NH's very own Lynn Lyons! Watch with other families and debrief afterwards with Fern Seiden, Director of Student Wellness and members of the Family and Community Connections Team. Click here to preview the film.
May 4th, 6:30-7:30 PM - ZOOM! Jess Thompson, ABA. Jessica will delve into the 7 pivotal steps to supporting your child in their ability to self-regulate and manage their behavior in the home and will be available to answer questions you may have along the way. For more information, scroll down! CLICK HERE to Zoom in! https://sau26-org.zoom.us/j/4718185589
May 11th, 6:30-8:00 PM - Location - JMUES, Rm. 117 - Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, with panelists: Fern Seiden, Director of Student Wellness Director, and other MSD administrators. Watch a preview here, RSVP Encouraged, but not required.
May 30th, 5:30-6:30 PM: JMUES, Room 117: Internet Safety with the Merrimack PD! Learn what you need to know to keep your kids safe online.
Links to Fliers for Each Event Can Be Found on the MSD District Website!
Struggling with Big Emotions?
It can be uncomfortable and confusing when your child expresses large emotions and you don't know how to help. Come join us to learn skills that you can share with your child or teen to help them manage anger, disappointment, stress, and other complex feelings that affect our behaviors and choices.
Join a Parenting Conversation
MERRIMACK SCHOOL DISTRICT PRESENTS Join Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Jessica Thompson, for an informative and fun night of learning. Jessica will share more about what Applied Behavior Analysis is, why it is used and how it can be so powerful and successful with your child.
Family Connection Circles
February 21st, March 16th, and April 20th! 6:30-7:30 PM Merrimack Town Library RSVP HERE: https://forms.office.com/r/kpL5KdqRn2 FREE CHILD CARE PROVIDED!! The purpose of this group is to support one another on our journey as parents and caregivers, through connection, collaboration, and community partnerships. These will be interactive workshops.
A Community Book Conversation!
May 22nd from 5:30-6:30! Meet the Author! Ask Questions! Let's Learn to Navigate this Complex Digital World Together! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE BOOK! Click here to Zoom in on May 22nd!! Do you spend a lot of time arguing with your children about screen time?
HOME | Anxious Nation
"Imagine a high school with 1,000 students. Now imagine about 450 of them saying they are persistently sad or hopeless, 200 saying they've seriously considered suicide, and nearly 100 saying they've tried to end their own life over the past year. That is the state of youth mental health in America."
About Screenagers Next Chapter
Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help us all flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. We follow Delaney as she finds herself at a loss on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing.