May 3, 2022, 7-8pm on Zoom: Understanding Youth Mental Health: Guidance for Parents and Guardians | Mental Health Resource List Created by the Belmont Public Library
April 26, 2022, 6-7pm on Zoom: High School Seniors and Parents Workshop on Substance Use Prevention (mandatory event to attend Senior events) | Watch the Presentation here
April 27, 2022, 7-8pm on Zoom: 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. Watch Lisa Gibalerio present data highlights to Belmont Media Center here.
- November 9, 2021: presentation to School Committee | See the Data Presentation here, as well as the longer Presentation with additional data results here.
- December 6, 2021: presentation to Select Board | See the Data Presentation to the Select Board here.
- December 9, 2021: presentation to Belmont High School PTSO | See the Data Presentation to the BHS PTSO here.
- January 12, 2022: presentation to Chenery Middle School PTO | See the Data Presentation to the Chenery PTO here.
- April 4, 2022: presentation to Belmont Board of Health
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.