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Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK)

Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) events are open to all Radnor Township School District parents and guardians. 

The vision of ASK is to facilitate and promote positive life choices by raising awareness for Radnor students, parents and teachers about at-risk behaviors through supportive and developed informational programming.

Upcoming ASK Meeting Dates

  • April 22, 2022 at 9 a.m.
    • Pressures of a teenager during the Pandemic

      The pandemic has affected people of all ages but the emotional fall out and pressures for teenagers have been especially difficult. Mental health difficulties for kids are on the rise. They are now facing new challenges like transition in their sleep schedules, expectations to keep up with school curriculums post virtual school, stressors about health, peer pressures related to wearing or not wearing masks, effects of social isolation, and the effects of habitual social media use in isolation. This presentation will highlight these difficulties and offer some ideas to facilitate normalcy in this unique time. 

      Melissa is the co-founder of CHH and specializes in evidence-based treatments for eating disorders, the behavioral and psychological management of OCD, PTSD, PCOS, phobias, and other anxiety disorders. Practicing as a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania and Delaware, she has additional credentials in CBT certification as both a Diplomate CBT-Certified Therapist and Certified Trainer Consultant through the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and as a Certified Prolonged Exposure Therapist and Supervisor through the University of Pennsylvania. 

      Melissa is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Temple University and a clinical facilitator at the Minding Your Mind Foundation. She is currently co-authoring a text for clinicians, Comorbid Eating Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Clinician’s Guide to Challenges in Treatment, scheduled to be published in 2022 via Cambridge University Press.

    • Click here to register for the virtual meeting

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Contact Information

Sam Giardinelli, Co-Chair
Kari Kurtz, Co-Chair

Email ASK Co-Chairs

Other Upcoming Radnor Community Lectures

DMAX Foundations Virtual Educational Event: Student Mental Health Crisis: Learn, Survive, Prevail 

Please visit DMAX Foundation Educational Event webpage to join us.

The Caron Foundation Virtual Presentations: Prevention Resources and Education for Parents

 

One hour live presentations provide parents and caregivers of middle and high school students with information that research shows can help reduce the chances that their teen will engage in substance use.

  • April 26, 2022 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To register please contact smorressi@caron.org

RHS Parent Seminars

  • March 10 – Stress and Anxiety Management for Parents
  • April 21 – Parenting Skills in a #MeToo World
  • May 26 – Supporting Students through the Transition to College

Past Meetings