Community Awareness Series: Promoting Healthy Behaviors
Topic: The Impact of Stress & Anxiety on Our Youth
Melissa Lafferty is a therapist with Nebraska Mental Health Centers. She works with children and adolescents of all ages. Melissa will discuss the difference between stress and anxiety and the impact that both have on children and adolescents. The influence of social media on stress and anxiety in today’s youth will also be addressed and the role teachers and parents can play to help support youth by promoting positive coping techniques and problem solving skills.
Our youth are our future’s greatest asset. Schools, parents, caregivers and communities all play a role in providing supportive pathways for our youth as they navigate childhood and adolescence. SCIP (School Community Intervention and Prevention) is partnering with Lincoln Public Schools, Bryan Independence Center and the Lancaster Prevention Coalition to put on a series of valuable presentations about how to support the health and well-being of our community’s youth. These events are open to parents, students, school professionals and community members.