Events & Workshops

October 19, 2022 6:30-7:30 pm on Zoom: 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, 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.

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.