Rather than send multiple emails, I thought I would combine information for upcoming events to mark on your calendars.
Tonight: Tuesday, April 26th, 6 p.m. - School Report Night @ Weathersfield School. Learn about NECAP and AimsWeb test scores; find out about the AYP results; ask questions about your child(ren)'s test results. (Note: Bring your child's test results if you have specific questions.) Find out why these tests are so important to our school and our community. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the Public.
Wednesday, April 27th, 6 p.m. - Weathersfield Connected mtg @ Weathersfield School. Guest speaker will be Peter Allison with Farm to School. He's looking for our input on healthy initiatives for our area. Agenda attached.
Thursday, April 28th, 5-6:30 p.m. - Mike Dreiblatt & Pizza Party @ Weathersfield School. In a recent community survey, Bullying was rated as a top concern in our area. What is Weathersfield School doing about Bullying? Come hear what has been taking place within the school, and exciting news about what's ahead and how MAPP is involved. Open to the public.
Saturday, April 30th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - DEA Take Back Prescription Drug Event @ Weathersfield Transfer Station. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. Pills and Capsules Only. Other drop off sites in the area include Windsor and Hartford Police Stations. More information at MAPP, in partnership with local and county law enforcement. PDF with additional information is attached.
Tuesday, May 3rd @ 3 p.m. - Teen Yoga @ Mt. Ascutney Hospital. Brought to you by VCD and Mt. Ascutney Hospital. Flyer attached.
Monday, May 9th, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. - Why does my smart kid do stupid things? Understanding the adolescent brain development @ Mt. Ascutney Hospital Boardroom. It's worth the drive to see this one! Learn the physical facts behind this all-too-common question, and some ways to prevent those stupid acts, in a talk on teen brains at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center in Windsor. Psychotherapist and counselor Sara De Gennaro will describe why rational thinking often seems so hard for teens to do.
This community presentation is aimed at parents, teachers, guidance counselors, police officers, and anyone else who wants to understand how and why teens sometimes make decisions that are -- in their own words -- so lame. This is a great follow-up presentation to Steve Waldo's presentation. Press Release and flyer attached.
Please share these events with others, including newletters, posts to websites and facebook pages. Please let me know if you need additional information on any of these events.
Enjoy your day!
Weathersfield Town Coordinator for MAPP
Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership (MAPP)
"Promoting public health and safety in all sectors of the community."
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Why does my smart kid do stupid things?
Understanding the adolescent brain development
Learn the physical facts behind this all-too-common question, and some ways to prevent those stupid acts, on Monday, May 9, in a talk on teen brains at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center in Windsor. Psychotherapist and counselor Sara De Gennaro will describe why rational thinking often seems so hard for teens to do.
This community presentation is aimed at parents, teachers, guidance counselors, police officers, and anyone else who wants to understand how and why teens sometimes make decisions that are -- in their own words -- so lame.
"There is fairly widespread agreement that adolescents take more risks at least partly because they have an immature frontal cortex," De Gennaro explains. "This is the area of the brain that takes a second look at something and reassesses particular behavior." The frontal cortex is one of the last areas of the brain to fully develop, and not until young adults are 25 or 26 years old.
But there are still ways parents and teachers can talk to teens to help them make smarter choices. De Gennaro will provide many tips on that, too, based on her extensive experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Supervisor in Vermont and New Hampshire. She has a private practice in Springfield and White River Junction, and is also the clinical director of Valley Court Diversion.
The presentation will run from 5:30 to 7 PM in the Board Room at the hospital. Free food will be available, along with free child care. For more information or to arrange for child care, please call in advance: Melanie Sheehan at 802-674-7089 or email@example.com.
The presentation is being hosted by the Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership (MAPP), a coalition of community members actively working together since 1996 to prevent youth substance abuse, provide education on health-realted issues, and promote overall health and safety in our community.
Find out more about adolescent brain development at www.mappvt.org/parents/brains.html
Monday, May 9
Why does my smart kid do stupid things? Learn the physical facts behind risk-taking in teens, and ways to talk with them about it. By Sara De Gennaro, MA, psychotherapist and counselor. FREE, with food and child care. 5:30 - 7 PM, Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center boardroom, Windsor. Please call ahead for child care or more info: 802-674-7089. Hosted by Mt Ascutney Prevention Partnership (www.mappvt.org
Turn in your unusedor expired medication for safe disposal on Saturday, April 30th
Saturday, April 30, 10 AM – 2 PM
Help stop thediversion and abuse of prescription drugs.
Remove unused andexpired drugs from your medicine cabinet.
Free, Anonymous,No questions asked.
Bring Pills and Capsules Only to these local collectionsites:
5024 VT Rte 106, Weathersfield
29 Union St., Windsor
812 VA Cutoff Rd, White River Junction
MAPP, in partnership with local and county lawenforcement