The Zephyr Wellness program at Mahtomedi Public Schools helps students, staff, and community members learn, grow, and support each other on wellness issues. The Zephyr Wellness program includes a community conversation series, staff development to support student wellness, and co-located mental services in all of our school buildings. Our program’s scope is made possible because of the generosity of the Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation (MAEF).
Upcoming Virtual Family Events
The Worried Brain: Moving Forward in Challenging Times:
February 1, 2022 at 5 pm
After nearly two years of navigating high levels of uncertainty and disrupted routines, kids and parents alike have spent a lot of time managing worry. For many families, familiar routines have picked back up again and life feels decidedly more “normal.” As we navigate this next phase, many families are grappling with a new set of worries including how to ensure that our kids and schools are “back on track.” Erin Walsh will take you on a tour of the worried brain and help you understand that how we identify worries and respond to them can either help us move forward or undermine our kids’ resilience when they need it most. Click here to register.
Hardwired to Connect: Why Connection Unleashes Learning and Growth:
February 15, 2022 at 6:30pm
Too often we think of resilience as an individual trait that we either have or don’t have. Or we frame it as something that we can just dig for and conjure up when needed. The research, however, paints a very different picture. As the Harvard Center on the Developing Child reminds us, “Resilience requires relationships, not rugged individualism.” We human beings – kids and adults alike – are hardwired to connect. Connection creates a protective buffer around us for life’s hardest moments and gives us the safety and security we need to take academic risks, learn, and grow. Learn why connection matters, what does (and doesn’t) get in the way of connection, and how to create the kind of connected communities kids need to thrive. Click here to register.