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Public Forum: Adopting a healthy mental health culture: What parents can do




Olentangy High School will host a special public forum featuring Dr. Kristen Lee speaking on the topic of helping students manage stress. In this “Age of Anxiety” and era of campus and global mental health crisis, parents increasingly require skills that allow them to effectively respond to their children's needs. This session provides a "double-dip" toolbox of practical, evidence-based strategies to inspire parents and kids to thrive and cultivate resilience in today’s intensive landscape. This free public forum, presentated by the Parent Programs Team, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Olentangy High School, 675 Lewis Center Road. Free childcare will be provided.


Dr. Kristen Lee Dr. Kristen Lee, EdD, LICSW, known as Dr. Kris, is an internationally-recognized award-winning author, clinician, researcher, educator, speaker and activist with more than 20 years of experience. As the Lead Faculty for Behavioral Science at Northeastern University, Dr. Kris’s research and teaching interests include individual and organizational well-being and resilience. She operates a clinical and consulting practice devoted to preventing and treating burnout and is the author of RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress, Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Motivational Book of 2015, and Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking. She is a regular contributor for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Her work has been featured on NPR and CBS radio.



The presentation is provided by the Parent Programs Team (PPT), a collaborative group of district staff, community members and parents like you! The PPT's mission is to empower parents with information and skills criticial to raising children in today's world. The committee provides information through evening parent forums featuring experts in areas relevant to raising children.

Join us September 18, 2019 

  • Olentangy High School, 675 Lewis Center Road
  • 7 - 8:30 p.m.

In accordance with state and federal law, the district will provide reasonable accomodations to persons with disabilities who wish to attend this event. Such persons should notify the building principal of they require reasonable accomodations.