BWC in the News: 1 in 5 Middle School Students Consider Self Harm, 9 Percent 7-12 ‘Made Suicide Plans’: Youth Risk Behavior Survey

This article originally appeared in the Belmontonian on November 15, 2021, written by Franklin B. Tucker, and features Belmont Wellness Coalition’s Lisa Gibalerio. Read the original article here. Jamal Saeh was shocked by what he had heard. In March, 89 high school students and 56 middle schoolers in Belmont told health professionals that in the past year they had gone […]

BWC in the News: Belmont Citizen-Herald – Being a teen isn’t easy. Coronavirus has made it harder

This article originally appeared in the Belmont Citizen-Herald on April 17, 2020 and features Belmont Wellness Coalition’s Lisa Gibalerio. Chenery seventh-grader Sophia Edrington Martinez was excited to play a lead role in the Chenery spring musical, “High School Musical, Jr.” and had a solo in an a capella concert March 21. Both performances were cancelled. She was also going to […]

BWC’s Spring Events

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 Parent Survey

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.

YRBS Data Presentations

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 […]

Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Presentations

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 […]

Letter from Superintendent of Schools on YRBS Data

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’s Annual Fundraiser: 5K4Kids

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 […]