Eastview parent workshops

RESCHEDULED: Eastview SS to offer workshops to parents as part of annual Wellness Week
Posted on 04/03/2019

NOTE: The workshop originally scheduled for April 11 has been rescheduled to May 8.

Parents and guardians of teens across Simcoe County are invited to Eastview Secondary School during the school’s Wellness Week, April 8 to 12, to participate in free workshops. The workshops have been developed to help parents support their teens. Participants can attend either or both of the sessions.

April 9 – Consent, healthy relationships and sexting
This workshop, presented by the Child Advocacy Centre Simcoe/Muskoka takes place in the Eastview library at 7 p.m. It will include information on how to help reduce the victimization of children, and help safeguard them through discussing healthy relationships, sexual consent, social media risks and positive decision making online.

May 8 – Preparing parents for their child’s post-secondary life
Author, speaker and music maker Blake Fly provides parents with reassurance and resources before they send their child to campus, combining storytelling and case studies of what life is like for families transitioning out of high school and into university. This session is at 7 p.m. in the Eastview cafetorium.

Wellness Week activities for students and staff take place throughout the week and include mindfulness messages, students assemblies with the Child Advocacy Centre and Blake Fly, DIY coping bead and stress ball sessions, yoga and more. On April 10, the school will celebrate the International Day of Pink with a procession through the Eastview neighbourhood.

Eastview Secondary School is located at 421 Grove Street East in Barrie.

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities under the pillar of well-being.

Erika Garrett, Teacher
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