Youth, Education and Libraries Committee
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 6:30 PM
This meeting will be conducted via Zoom
MINUTES: September 2021 YEL Committee Minutes
A livestream of this meeting can be found here.
“Supporting Your Child’s Emotional Wellness:
Adolescent Mental Health During COVID-19”
It’s September and children are returning to school, some after learning remotely for more than a year and half. Many students are excited to return to school and to see their friends, and some are anxious and concerned about their return.
Research is showing that COVID often impacts our emotional wellness.
Learn about the impact of COVID on adolescent mental health, how to identify signs and symptoms of emotional distress, and how to support your child and use available resources to build emotional resilience.
The Virtual Town Hall will feature:
· Eliot Goldman, PhD, Manager, Curriculum Development, and Susannah Sanchez-Agosto, Training specialist, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
· A representative from the New York City Department of Education
· Benjamin Morden, Community Education Council President, District 2
You will have the option of joining the event online through Zoom, a webinar hosting service.
You will also have the option to view the event online through Facebook. Please note that you do not need a Facebook account or profile to view the event through Facebook.
If you do not have access to a computer, tablet, or other electronic device, you can listen in by telephone.
**Once you register for the event, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom and Facebook links, and the call-in information.**
The event will feature a question and answer session with the representatives from the New York City Departments of Health and Mental Hygiene and Education, and Benjamin Morden. If you have questions about how COVID is impacting your child’s mental wellness, identifying signs and symptoms of emotional distress, and how best to support your child with available resources, you should attend the September 30th Town Hall. Attendees will be able to submit questions through Zoom and Facebook during the event but are strongly encouraged to submit them in advance.
Please let us know if you plan to attend the Thursday, September 30th Virtual Town Hall by registering at https://tinyurl.com/covid-