Issues in Mental Health Series

Olathe Public Schools is excited to announce the event titled “Issues in Mental Health: A Family Speaker and Support Series.”  These events aim to educate and support the parents and families of our students and linking them to appropriate community resources.  A committee of professionals was formed to examine the needs of the student body and their families relating to mental health and wellness.  Each event will feature a professional speaker who will share information about the topics listed below.



Family Speaker and Support Series Past Presentations


Supporting LGBTQ Students within Our Community — presentation video  Youtube link

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Vaping: Information for Parents —  presentation video Youtube link

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  • Core Concepts for Parenting a Child Struggling with Anxiety
    •   Class videos from the five-week course to help parents help their children at all ages.

                             WEEK ONE, Sept 12th, CLASS VIDEO  Video size=6GB

                             WEEK TWO, Sept 19th, CLASS VIDEO  Youtube link

                             WEEK THREE, Sept 26th, CLASS VIDEO  Youtube link

                             WEEK FOUR, Oct 3rd, CLASS VIDEO  Youtube link

                              WEEK FIVE, Oct 10th, CLASS VIDEO  Youtube link

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Jeremy Didier, PCAC, PCC, a Parent Coach and Outreach Coordinator for ImpactADHD, founder and group director of ADHDKC, Kansas City’s award-winning CHADD chapter, and a Professional Certified ADHD Coach presented on the topic of ADHD.  This event was held on Tuesday, February 6th 2018 at the Technology Support Center at 7pm.

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Brandon Mock, ATR-BC, LPC, LMFT, a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri, Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Kansas, and the Associate Vice President for Phoenix Programming at KidsTLC in Olathe, KS  presented on the topic of Managing Emotions.  This event was held on Tuesday, November 14th 2017 at the Technology Support Center at 7pm

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Liz George, LSCSW and Angela Guzman, MA from Johnson County Mental Health/Family Focus presented on the topic of Self Care: Coping, Stress Reduction and a Healthy Life Balance.  This event was held on Tuesday, May 16th at the Technology Support Center beginning at 7pm.

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Diane McLean, MEd, PCC presented on the topic of Anxiety at the March 21st event at 7pm.  She shared her expertise on the signs/symptoms and effective management strategies.

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Please see the slideshow presentation by Nicole Gawer, LSCSW titled “Depression:  Who, What and Treatment”

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Please see the slideshow presentation by Cecilia Ponce, LMSW titled “Navigating the Mental Health System”

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Written By: John Laffoon Date posted: September 30, 2016