Holy Cross School Council welcomes Dr. Matt Bellace, Ph.D., speaker, psychologist, comedian on Tuesday February 21st, 2017.
With support from
Parent Reaching Out Grants, and in collaboration with our elementary school partners, the Holy Cross School Council has arranged to have Dr. Matt Bellace, PhD, speaker, psychologist and comedian, address our community on Tuesday February 21st, 2017 at 7:00pm. Holy Cross will host this free parent information event, open to all parents, staff and interested members of our community.
Dr. Bellace will explain the impact of substance use on teen brain development, describe the science behind healthy coping mechanisms, and will offer strategies to more effectively communicate with teens around sensitive issues. Dr. Bellace will also address students during the day about healthy choices and ‘natural highs’ aiming to empower them to be leaders in their lives and make changes in their environment. Dr. Bellace will highlight the basic science behind natural highs such as running, laughing, and helping others and will have students identify their own natural highs and the value of using them to cope with stress.