Parent & Community Education Workshops
17 again • community conversations about teen mental health today with workshops providing tools and resources to support youth
In 2019, we will be offering parent and community education workshops on a variety of topics that have been requested by parents. See below for details and how to register.
managing stress & finding balance
increasing resilience in ouryouth through mindfulness& self-care
DATE: Sunday, April 7, 2019
TIME: 3:00PM - 5:15PM
LOCATION: Deckers, 6601 Hollister Avenue (corner of Hollister & Los Carneros)
RSVP: You can show up without registering but it helps us to know how many are coming so if you rsvp on eventbrite in advance, you will be entered into a RAFFLE!
DESCRIPTION: How do we offer guidance & support without rescuing our children from the discomfort that naturally comes with healthy challenges and growth? We will  introduce & practice simple strategies for supporting our kids in becoming capable & resilient adults,  explore simple practices for parents to use in being more present & understanding,  discuss the line that separates normal upset & disappointment from depression & anxiety that require professional intervention.
**Parents of youth ages 5-25, teens, educators, and youth providers are invited to this FREE workshop.**
**SPANISH TRANSLATION will be available.**
SPEAKER: For over thirty years, Dave Mochel has been focused on the foundations of wellbeing, healthy communities, and leadership. After a twenty-year career teaching human development and neuroscience in independent schools, he founded Applied Attention to help individuals, teams, and organizations focus their attention and energy where it will make the greatest positive difference. Using principles drawn from modern scientific research and enduring wisdom, he has had the opportunity to work with leaders, educators, executives, parents, students, and athletes all over the world. He draws upon his degrees in biology from Williams College, a Master’s in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz, and a clinical internship in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. The principles and practices he teaches have been distilled and synthesized from thousands of years of enduring wisdom, thousands of scientific studies, and thousands of conversations with colleagues, students, friends, and clients. Learn more about Dave >
MODERATOR: Rachael Steidl launched the YouthWell Coalition in 2016 to address the gaps in mental health services for youth and to expand the dialogue and increase community collaboration. In 2016, she launched the Youth Wellness Connection Clubs & Council with the Mental Wellness Center and is working with students on "you matter" campaigns on 5 high school campuses that promote self-care, kindness, and encourage youth to ask for help when they are struggling. She is committed to increasing awareness and reducing stigma so that youth and families can reach out for support when they are struggling. Rachael has an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and her early work experience included counseling youth in group homes and co-facilitating addiction groups. She is the owner of Steidl Consulting, as well as the founder and former publisher of the ParentClick.com network. Rachael has over 25 years of experience in management, marketing, and strategic planning.
Through a SAMHSA grant, Family Service Agency (FSA), Mental Wellness Center (MWC), and the YouthWell Coalition are able to provide more community education around mental health as a way to support youth in our community.