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Lakeland Christian School is providing a much-needed resource for parents.

While mental health has been a taboo topic in the past, LCS is tackling it head-on with a series of three upcoming seminars titled Lessons from Learning and the Brain.

LCS RISE Institute Director Jennifer Canady is bringing the free program to Lakeland after attending a conference, Educating Anxious Brains, in San Francisco, California. There, she and a team of colleagues were given methods to seek out what’s causing anxiety and depression in teenagers, and how school staff members can help.

“We desire to be a resource to the community and share the information that we learned so parents and family members can be better informed to meet the needs in their children’s lives.” – Jennifer Canady

“We desire to be a resource to the community and share the information that we learned so parents and family members can be better informed to meet the needs in their children’s lives,” says Canady. 

Recordings from the first two sessions are available here: https://www.lcsrise.com/anxiety-and-the-brain.

UPCOMING SEMINARS
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 | Led by Geoff Stabler, the topic of conversation will be “Three Core Skills for the Digital Age: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction.” One of the skills slated to be stressed in this session is rest. “In reality, we just don’t get enough of it,” says Canady.
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 | Chasity Branham and Beth Dickman will facilitate “Monkeys and Gazelles: The Power of the Teenage Brain.”
  • WEDNESDAY APRIL 8 | “Stress is Contagious: How to Help Your Student Rewrite the Narrative,” led by Kelly Green.

All sessions are held 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. in the RISE Institute at LCS. Attendees can enjoy a light breakfast at 7:20 a.m.

Each seminar is free and open to the public, but participants are urged to register to attendClick here to register for a seminar.

“We look forward to connecting with you about the critical issue of protecting kids from toxic stress and encouraging resilience.” – Jennifer Canady

“It’s our joy to walk with our families through the fun parts of raising kids as well as the challenging bits,” Canady explains via a blog post. “We look forward to connecting with you about the critical issue of protecting kids from toxic stress and encouraging resilience.”

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