Helping Students Manage Stress
Name: Helping Students Manage Stress
Date: September 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Website: New Albany Well Being
New Albany-Plain Local Schools will be presenting a talk about managing student stress by the Lead Faculty for Behavioral Science at Northeastern University in Boston - Dr. Kristen Lee. Our district survey data is compelling us to support students in coping with anxiety and stress. We are a high performing district academically with almost all students going on to college following high school. Students come from families that are well established and stable - and a community that is remarkable and well supported with resources for students and families. Students indicate that they feel that they have caring adults in their lives and teachers that are invested in them. However, the research clearly indicates that when it comes to academic pressure - our students are struggling with anxiety and stress. Things like feeling the need to score high on an ACT, get into a prestigious university, having the right GPA, getting an A on the next AP Calculus exam... etc. We recognize that the link between all that stress and depression is a real concern and want to do what we can to support those student needs.