The conference was held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Hayfield Secondary School. We thank all who participated in this event!
Teens, parents, coaches, educators, mental health providers, and community and faith-based organizations that work with teens were invited to participate at the 2nd Annual Community Conversation on Teen Stress.
The morning session featured Marc Brackett, Ph.D., psychologist and author, as the keynote speaker. Dr. Brackett, is director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He is also a senior research scientist in psychology and faculty fellow in the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy at Yale University. His grant-funded research focuses on (1) the role of emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, relationship quality, and mental health, (2) the measurement of emotional intelligence, and (3) the influences of emotional intelligence training on student and educator effectiveness, bullying prevention, and school climate. He is the author of 100 scholarly publications. Read more>
Tracy Cross, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development at The College of William and Mary, kicked-off the afternoon session. He spoke about academic success and performance perfection among students and the often resulting feelings of inadequacy and/or performance anxiety. Dr. Cross also addressed suicide among children and adolescents, offering understanding and paths for healing. He is the author of multiple articles and book chapters and an informative presenter. Read more>
Thank you to our sponsors!
Concessions sales were provided by the Hayfield cheerleaders and boys soccer team.
Breakout sessions were offered for students, community members and parents, and educators to discuss the many facets of stress that affect today’s youth and how wellness and resiliency resources can provide support.
2015 Teen Stress Community Conversation Play Video
Teen Stress: 2015 Panel Discussion
Teens tell us what’s stressing you out - In Three Words Play Video
Interview: Dr. Garza, Community Conversation on Teen Stress Play Video
Download 2014 conference materials.
Dede Bailer, Ph.D.
Coordinator, School Psychological Services
Fairfax County Public Schools
Web Development Specialist
May 11, 2015