Events & Workshops

January 31, 2023: Parenting Group: Teens and Dating | See the presentation here.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data Presentation | Belmont Wellness Coalition presented the data from the 2023 YRBS survey administered to students in April 2023. Watch Lisa Gibalerio present data highlights to Belmont Media Center here.

October 23, 2023: Vaping: A Community Conversation with Dr. Kevin Hill | Dr. Kevin Hill joined BWC to discuss youth vaping habit and trends, (cannabis and nicotine) and addiction and treatment. See the presentation here.

October 19, 2023: Teens and Screens, Exploring Best Practices | Lisa Gibalerio presented information and best practices for youth screen time and social media. See the presentation here.

August 31, 2023: Belmont High School New Student Orientation | Maeve Kennelly and Christina Lupica (Watertown Youth Coalition) presented on the impact of substance misuse, risk and protective factors, and strategies for refusal to incoming 9th and 10th graders. See the presentation here.

May 10, 2023: Belmont High School Seniors and Parents Presentation | Lisa Gibalerio and Wendy Conroy presented information on the Social Host Liability Law, strategies to prevent substance misuse, and consent. See the presentation here.

March 6, 2023: Suicide Prevention: Know Your FACTS, with The NAN Project | Donna Kausek, LMHC and Liza Tierney, MS, (The NAN Project) presented information to Belmont parents about warning signs of suicide, conversation starters, and resources for parents and caregivers. See the presentation here. | More on The NAN Project and their offerings here.

October 19, 2022: Understanding Tween Mental Health: Building the Parent Toolkit | Watch the Presentation here | Mental Health Resource List Created by the Belmont Public Library

May 3, 2022: Understanding Youth Mental Health: Guidance for Parents and Guardians | Mental Health Resource List Created by the Belmont Public Library

April 26, 2022: High School Seniors and Parents Workshop on Substance Use Prevention (mandatory event to attend Senior events) | Watch the Presentation here

April 27, 2022: Parenting Group with the LGBTQ+ Alliance

Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data Presentation | Belmont Wellness Coalition presented the data from the 2021 YRBS survey administered to students in March 2021.

October 13, 2021: Navigating Difficult News Events with Children: A Parent Toolkit | Belmont Public Library and Belmont Wellness Coalition hosted this virtual event for parents. Lisa Gibalerio, MPH and Sophia Suarez-Friedman, LCSW of the Belmont Wellness Coalition gave tips on how to talk with kids about difficult news events.

May 6, 2021: PTSO Meeting, Student Ambassador Presentation | The BWC Student Ambassadors shared some of the highlights from the Social-Emotional Learning survey and talked about stress, school, and ways adults can support them. See the PowerPoint here.

April 27, 2021: School Committee Meeting, SEL Survey Data Presentation | Belmont Wellness Coalition presented data from our December 2020 Social-Emotional Learning survey for students grades 7-12. See the PowerPoint here.

April 26, 2021: Processing the Pandemic and Building Resiliency | Lisa Gibalerio facilitated a panel through the Belmont Public Library’s One Book One Belmont Better Through Books event series. See the panelists’, Beth Chin, LICSW and a Vice President at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network and Matt Bennet, MBA, MA and trauma-informed specialist.

March 3, 2021: Strategies for Supporting Teens: Build Your Tool Box | The McLean School Consultation Service, in partnership with the Belmont Wellness Coalition, hosted a webinar providing concrete strategies for parents supporting tweens and teens, including: 1) what gets in the way of connecting with your child, 2) validation as a way to connect, and 3) warning signs. See the PowerPoint here.