#MentalHealth & Well Being @TDSB Parent Symposium ‘Social Media For Success & Safety’

1st Annual Mental Health And Well Being Parent Symposium hosted by the Toronto District School Board included 2 workshops led by Constable Scott Mills on topic of  Social Media For Success And Safety and Saving & Improving Lives Using Social Media Tools Saturday May 9, 2015
1st Annual Mental Health And Well Being Parent Symposium hosted by the Toronto District School Board included 2 workshops led by Constable Scott Mills on topic of Social Media For Success And Safety and Saving & Improving Lives Using Social Media Tools Saturday May 9, 2015

“Mental Health & Well-Being Belongs to Us! Parents as Partners: Taking Action Together” was the theme of the 1st annual Toronto District School Board Parents Symposium on Mental Health & Well-Being Saturday May 9, 2015 at Earl Haig Secondary School.

The keynote speaker was Toronto based Jennifer Kolari, Parenting specialist and author of Connected Parenting and You’re Ruining My Life (But Not Really)

Some beneficial information from Jennifer on social media for parents is here:

Constable Scott Mills was honoured to present two workshops titled ‘Social Media For Success And Safety’. Both workshops were live streamed to youtube and are available to be watched at any time below:

Workshop #1 11am Saturday May 9, 2015 (Saving Lives Using Social Media focused)

Workshop #2 1pm Saturday May 9, 2015 “Social Media For Success And Safety” (Privacy settings on Facebook focused)

The Symposium goals were to:

· Increase parent engagement in supporting the mental health and well-being of their children

· Raise parents awareness of mental health issues

· Provide an opportunity for parents to gain an understanding of what mental supports are available within the TDSB and the community

There were two sets of workshops. Information on the presenters of the day was collected here.

Special thank you to Heather Johnson & Saleem Haniff, Social Workers Mental Health & Well-Being –System Support

Some tweets about the event are included here for reference:

1st Annual Mental Health and Well Being Parent Symposium hosted by the Toronto District School Board included panel of specialists Marcia Powers-Dunlop, David Schwartzbein, Rose D'Alimonte, Anja Belter, and Allison Conroy
1st Annual Mental Health and Well Being Parent Symposium hosted by the Toronto District School Board included panel of specialists Marcia Powers-Dunlop, David Schwartzbein, Rose D’Alimonte, Anja Belter, and Allison Conroy
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