MCCPTA Hosting Health and Wellness Forum on Jan. 11
The Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) is holding its third annual Health and Wellness Forum from 1–5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Earle B. Wood Middle School.
The event will feature a keynote address from Dr. Raymond L. Crowel, director of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services; a resource fair and breakout sessions on a variety of topics. Breakout sessions will cover topics including: teen depression; stress and anxiety; vaping; the LGBTQ experience in MCPS; mindfulness; trauma; accessing needed care; cross-cultural mental health challenges; micro-aggressions and racism in the classroom; and The Landing, an MCPS recovery school. There will be a student talkback session from 4–5 p.m.
There will also be free mental health first aid training from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (free, advance registration is required); a principals-only workshop, “How to Make School Trauma-Informed;” and a mock teen bedroom trailer, which will help educate parents on the warning signs of drug abuse.
Registration is available here.
Wood Middle School is located at 14615 Bauer Dr. in Rockville.