The Belmont Wellness Coalition is busy this Spring putting on workshops for parents and youth! Check out what we are up to: High School Seniors and Parents Workshop on Substance Use Prevention (mandatory event to attend Senior events)Tuesday, April 26th, 6-7pm on Zoom Parenting Group with the LGBTQ+ Alliance – Learn how to support LGBTQ+ YouthWednesday, April 27th, 7-8pm on […]
Belmont Wellness Coalition is asking for Belmont parents of Middle and High School students to participate in this Parent Survey in order to better understand the needs of parents concerning issues related to youth mental health and substance misuse. The data will assist in planning future programming. Your participation is completely anonymous and greatly appreciated. Take the Survey.
The Belmont Wellness Coalition has continued to share highlights on mental health, substance misuse, and stress from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) administered to middle and high school students in March 2021. If you are interested in learning more, you can view the data slides from the presentations below. November 9, 2021: presentation to School Committee | See the Data […]
As the holiday season is upon us, this may be a time your teen’s alcohol and marijuana use increased. Here are some tips on keeping your teen safe: Safe Holiday Tips for Middle and High School Parents.
Belmont Wellness Coalition presented data from the 2021 YRBS survey to the School Committee on November 9, 2021. See the Data Presentation here, as well as the longer Presentation with additional data results here. Watch Lisa Gibalerio present data highlights to Belmont Media Center here. Belmont Wellness Coalition will present the data to the Chenery PTO on January 12th at […]
Belmont Wellness Coalition Survey Findings Dear Belmont Community, At the November 9 School Committee meeting, the Belmont Wellness Coalition (Wayside Youth & Family Support Network) gave a presentation of survey findings from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). In the spring of 2019, the coalition presented SEL data and now they are presenting key points from the 2021 YRBS data […]
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network is having our annual fundraiser 5K4Kids. 100% of what we raise goes to our programs for youth and families! For Belmont Wellness Coalition in particular, we are able to use it for programming and events in Belmont that focus on mental health and substance misuse prevention. Please consider making a donation – any amount […]
Suicide Prevention Week was last week, so let’s have this conversation about how parents can support their teens. Identifying suicidal thoughts and behaviors can be difficult, especially if your teen is pulling away from you – here we try to help you identify the warnings signs, ways to get more information, and what to do to support your teen. Read […]
The Belmont Wellness Coalition’s Parenting Group is starting again this year, now on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7-8pm. The group will start by meeting on Zoom and may have some meetings in person, TBD! The Parenting Group allows for discussions and mutual learning and touches upon various topics important to parents of teens and tweens and decided […]
As your teens are getting older and experimenting with more risky behaviors or experiencing social pressures, it’s important to know the laws around teen drinking. Read more in our Tip Sheet: What to Know about the Social Host Liability Law.