Tuesday, February 5th, 2019: A PTA-Sponsored Event

In response to staff and parent interest in the November PTA membership meeting on mental health support and mindfulness practices at Watts, the PTA is pleased to sponsor a follow-up session. This seminar will be led by Dr. Jennifer Franklin, psychologist and Watts parent, and will focus on becoming trauma-informed. Learn essential information about the way your Autonomic Nervous System works, the impact that stress, trauma, and anxiety have on the whole body, and how to use this knowledge to better address your children’s (and your own) needs. Attendees will learn about polyvagal theory, regulation/dysregulation, and strategies like mindfulness that promote healthier psychological and physiological development. This session will be open to all Watts staff and parents, and childcare and snacks will be provided for school-aged students. You can learn more about Jennifer’s work at www.opendoortherapy.com and her niche specialty area at www.donthateyourguts.com.

We look forward to seeing you at what is sure to be an engaging and informative session on Tuesday, Feb 5, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. in the Watts Media Center.