Joint effort brings ‘Toxic Stress’ presentation to Mount Si High School, free for parents and students

A joint effort by the Mount Si High School PTSA, SVSD and the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network is bringing what they call an important presentation for parents and students about “Toxic Stress.”

Dr. Laura Kastner, a clinical psychologist and a UW Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavior Science Professor, will offer a free presentation on MAKING FAMILY HEALTH A PRIORITY, focusing on what parents can do to enhance their children’s resilience, social and emotional competence, and healthy resistance to stress

The presentation is FREE and open to all parents and students. It happens Tuesday, October 24th in the Mount Si High School Auditorium at 7PM.

The presentation offers parents the opportunity to learn about common common stressors and how they can turn into ‘toxic stress’ that has been associated with things like depression, anxiety, suicidality, learning problems, etc.

Dr. Kastner has given hundreds of lectures for schools and hospitals in the past. She’s also written books on the topics of parenting and teen stress. Visit www.laurakastnerphd.com

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Well now. We adopt the big-business-designed-and-implemented Common Core education model as the standard, and push our kids to become fodder for the corporate oligarchy that is the U.S. economic system, (with ourselves and our newly rekindled obsession with material goods and gadgets), then wonder why these CHILDREN are losing it emotionally?…
    Here’s a little quote from the CEO of Exxon:
    “I’m not sure public schools understand that we’re their customer—that we, the business community, are your customer,” said Tillerson during the panel discussion. “What they don’t understand is they are producing a product at the end of that high school graduation.”
    The Exxon CEO didn’t hesitate to extend his analogy. “Now is that product in a form that we, the customer, can use it? Or is it defective, and we’re not interested?” American schools, Tillerson declared, “have got to step up the performance level—or they’re basically turning out defective products that have no future. Unfortunately, the defective products are human beings. So it’s really serious. It’s tragic. But that’s where we find ourselves today.” ‘

    Was that your first thought on the day of your child’s birth? “I hope he grows up to be a non-defective product for corporate America…”?

  2. Well now. We adopt the big-business-designed-and-implemented Common Core education model as the standard, and push our kids to become fodder for the corporate oligarchy that is the U.S. economic system, (with ourselves and our newly rekindled obsession with material goods and gadgets as shining examples), then wonder why these CHILDREN are losing it emotionally?…
    Here’s a little quote from the CEO of Exxon:
    “I’m not sure public schools understand that we’re their customer—that we, the business community, are your customer,” said Tillerson during the panel discussion. “What they don’t understand is they are producing a product at the end of that high school graduation.”
    The Exxon CEO didn’t hesitate to extend his analogy. “Now is that product in a form that we, the customer, can use it? Or is it defective, and we’re not interested?” American schools, Tillerson declared, “have got to step up the performance level—or they’re basically turning out defective products that have no future. Unfortunately, the defective products are human beings. So it’s really serious. It’s tragic. But that’s where we find ourselves today.” ‘

    Was that your first thought on the day of your child’s birth? “I hope he grows up to be a non-defective product for corporate America…”?

  3. Kids need to be kids.
    Not everyone is a CEO–somebody has to clean the toilets and make the coffee. Hopefully not the same person.

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