A few times a year, the Irvington NY PTSA hosts a General Membership Meeting during which we share updates on our organization's goals and focus areas. We also hold important votes on issue of interest to our members. For this Fall's meeting, we're excited to welcome a special guest: Ms. Danielle Gamar, LCSW and Student Assistance Counselor for IUFSD.
Ms. Gamar's presentation will focus on strategies and resources for parents/ caregivers to help students of all ages cope with the stress, anxiety, and isolation caused by the pandemic.
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS
Understand the association between these complex emotions and substance use and learn what you can do to help.
MSS & DL PARENTS
Learn how to recognize the behavioral signs of stress and anxiety and when to seek professional help.
Submit questions during the session via chat or in advance via our Google Form.
Monday, October 4, 2021 at 7:30PM
ZOOM LINK: https://bit.ly/3ur6Hio
Meet Ms. Danielle Gamar
Ms. Gamar serves as the Student Assistance Counselor at the Irvington High School (IHS) with a focus on substance abuse prevention. At IHS, Ms. Gamar implemented Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students), an evidence-based program to reduce the risk factors associated with substance use and increase protective factors like involvement in peer leadership programs and the development of social emotional skills, which empower students to make healthy decisions. At IMS, Ms. Gamar serves as Prevention Coordinator and works with the Positive Impact Club to plan and facilitate monthly substance use prevention activities, including strategies to cope with stress and being a positive role model to others.
Note: This event is open to the general public, but only current members of the Irvington NY PTSA may vote on any issues raised during the meeting. Be sure to join the PTSA before the meeting if you'd like to vote!