Wellness Workshops: More Information Here

Parents from all grades are invited to participate in Wellness Workshops led by HCHS Clinical Psychology and Substance Abuse Consultant Alison Ferst and the Health Education teachers, Emanuela Calderon and Michelle Gullo. These sessions are designed to help parents support their children's physical, emotional and mental well-being as they encourage high achievement. Dr. Ferst and the faculty will share research and anecdotes regarding adolescent health and social issues and facilitate a discussion among parents.  Parents are encouraged to voice concerns, ask questions and share effective strategies. 

2016-2017 Family Wellness Dialogue Series, Co-sponsored by the HCHS PTA and The Counseling Department

  • Wednesday, November 16th, 6:00 – 6:45 PM, Pre-Meeting, Room TBA
    • Topic: Communicating with your Teen About Self-Care and Self-Esteem
    • Facilitators: Dr. Alison Ferst with HCHS faculty, Emma Calderon, and CUNY Psychology Fellow, Jaleh Hamadani
  • Tuesday, January 17th, 8:30 – 10:00 AM, Cafeteria Alcove
    • Topic: Helping Kids Achieve a Better Balance: With Food, Sleep, Grades, Friendships, Social Media etc.
    • Facilitators: Dr. Alison Ferst with HCHS faculty, Michelle Gullo
  • Friday, January 20th – CAPA General Meeting & Wellness Dialogue, Time TBD, Flushing, Queens, Organized with Chi Fong
    • Topic: Tools for Parents to Help Their Kids Cope with Stress and Pressure in a Challenging Academic Environment
    • Panel of Facilitators:
      • Dr. Alison Ferst with HCHS faculty, Emma Calderon, and CUNY Psychology Fellow, Jaleh Hamadani
      • Charles B. Wang Community Health Center staff
      • HCHS students
  • Wednesday, March 8th, 8:30 – 10:00 AM, Cafeteria Alcove
    • Topic: Understanding and Communicating with Your Teen About Decision Making and Risk
    • Facilitators: Dr. Alison Ferst with CUNY Psychology Fellow, Jaleh Hamadani
  • Wednesday, March 29th – Constructive Conflict Resolution Presentation organized by Haley Gorenberg, Time TBD, Flushing, Queens
  • Wednesday, May 24th, 6:00 – 6:45 PM, Pre-Meeting, Room TBA
    • Topic: Communicating with Your Teen about Relationships: Family, Friends, Dating, Teachers and Mentors, etc.
    • Facilitators: Dr. Alison Ferst with HCHS faculty, Emma Calderon, and CUNY Psychology Fellow, Jaleh Hamadani

PAST EVENTS

2015-2016 Wellness Workshops

2014-15 Wellness Workshops

2013-14 Wellness Workshops

2012-2013 Wellness Workshops

2011-2012 Wellness Workshops

  • Wednesday, October 19: Sleeping Well While Doing Well
  • Monday, November 14: Eating Well While Doing Well
  • Wednesday, January 18:  Transitioning Well While Doing Well
  • Wednesday, February 29: Social Media and Social Well-being (including Cyberbullying)
  • Wednesday, March 14 (note time: 6-7:30 PM): Being Well, While Doing Well, for 7th Grade Families