The annual Family Involvement Conference brings families, community members and educators together to share ideas and address issues that are vital to the academic success and overall well-being of our children. The theme for the Spring 2020 conference is Stress and the Brain: Developing Resilient Kids.
Friday, March 20, 2020
9:30 a.m. to Noon
Church at Severn Run
8187 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD 21144
Join us for an engaging and inspiring morning with Erin Walsh. Erin is a parent, speaker, educator, who co-authored the 10th Anniversary Edition of the national bestseller Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen.
We know stress impacts health and shapes the brain’s developing architecture. New experiences, transitions, real and perceived danger, academic pressure, and unknowns can all create stress. Yet learning how to handle appropriate stress is a healthy and normal part of development. Kids who haven’t had practice handling stress can become anxious and avoid taking risks. Erin will explain the impact of stress on the brain and share practical strategies families can use to develop resilience in children.
View photos from our past conferences below.