Please consult the resources below for information intended to bolster the well-being of students, parents and teachers, particularly during the current pandemic. This page will be updated with additional details as they become available.
Upcoming programs to be posted here as they become available.
Past PTA Wellness Webinar Programs:
SHS PTA and the Mental Health Awareness Club (f/k/a Green Ribbon Club): Introduction to Meditation: Pause to Be Present Webinar for SHS Students
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 3:15pm
This webinar for students was designed to teach basic principles of meditation, simple strategies to help students find calm and focus, and how to exercise and rest your mind to reduce stress and stay mentally and physically healthy.
SHS PTA: Keeping Scarsdale Teens Well in the Age of Remote Learning, Social Distancing and Pandemics
Thursday, April 2, 2020
View this panel discussion on the current challenges impacting families with adolescents, older teens and housebound college students. The panel featured mental health experts Dr. Elliot Cohen, Director of Psychology for the Scarsdale School district; Jay Genova, LCSW and Executive Director of Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Services; and Dr. Paul Donahue, Psychologist and Director of Child Development Associates.
SMS PTA: Executive Functioning Skills and e-Learning
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
While a brush up on executive functioning strategies could be beneficial at any point in time, the tips and tools outlined in the presentation are especially valuable as we navigate distance learning. Additionally, while Mr. Hirsh is a middle school teacher, this amazing presentation offers learning strategies helpful for every student regardless of age or learning styles.
Scarsdale School District Counseling Resources:
High School Psychologists:
Dr. Peter Faustino
Dr. Jennifer Walker
Dr. Kristin Oliverio
Director of Psychology:
Dr. Elliot Cohen
Online Articles and Websites of Interest to Parents:
The PTA does not endorse or recommend any particular article, opinion, or organization listed below but has assembled this representative collection as being of possible interest.
What Teens Need During a Pandemic
How to Keep Children’s Stress From Turning Into Trauma
Conversation: How to Help Teenagers Manage Stress in the Pandemic
Helping Teens Make Room for Uncomfortable Emotions
Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus
How to Help Children Build Resilience in Uncertain Times
Websites of local liaison organizations offering mental health resources:
Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Services