Parent Education Night
Raising Resilient and Optimistic Children
Thursday, April 3
Northgate Lecture Hall
Please plan on joining Abby Medcalf, PhD for our next Parent Education Night on raising resilient and optimistic children. Abby Medcalf, PhD, MS Ed, is a psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with both the private and public sector. She is a popular keynote speaker and has presented at many companies and organizations throughout the United States including PG&E, Kaiser, American Airlines, Chevron, Chlorox, AT&T, BART, and Employee Assistance Professionals, as well as for public and private schools, hospitals, rehab centers and other businesses.
Join Shannon and Maren, your Northgate Counselors, to learn and practice strategies to cope with stress. We will meet in small groups weekly during Study Session for 6 weeks, beginning in February.
If you are interested, please leave us a note in one of our boxes (Brueckner or Dalgaard) in the main office or under our door (Room 60).
See your Northgate Counselors
to address issues such as:
Family Stress Depression Bullying Anxiety
Grief & Loss Peer Pressure
Eating Disorders Coping Skills
Substance Abuse Stress . . . and more
The Northgate Counseling Program is designed to assist students and parents with a variety of concerns by offering short-term support. Any student may make an appointment or stop by the counseling office during available office hours.
Parent, teacher or peer concerns may be discussed by telephone or by making an appointment with one of the Counselors. There is no cost to students
or parents to use these counseling services. Sessions are strictly confidential.
||Shannon Brueckner, MFT|
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Maren Dalgaard, MFT
|Direct Telephone Line
||7:30AM to 3:30PM
||Room 60 in the Art wing,|
across from Room 63
Northgate Counseling Program 2012-13
Total of 423 individual students seen during the 2012-13 school year - over 1/4 (25%) of the students!
Breakdown of issues students were seen for:
- School 29%
- Family 20%
- Social/Peer 15%
- Anxiety/Stress 9%
- Drugs/Alcohol 4%
- Grief/Loss 4%
- Other 19%
Bullying Is A Form of Harassment
Referenced from the Mt. Diablo USD Parent Information Packet, available on their website: www.mdusd.org
The Mt. Diablo Unified School District believes that all students have a right to a safe and healthy school environment. To that end, the District,
schools, and community have an obligation to promote mutual respect, tolerance and acceptance.
The District will not tolerate behavior that infringes on the safety of any student. A student shall not intimidate or harass another student
through words or actions. Such behavior includes direct physical contact, such as hitting or shoving, verbal assaults, such as teasing or
name-calling; and social isolation or manipulation. This policy applies whenever a student is on school grounds, traveling to and from school or
a school sponsored activity, during the lunch period, whether on or off campus, and during a school-sponsored activity.
Read the entire information here...
Northgate Counseling Program 2013-2014
Program funding provided by
the City of Walnut Creek and the Northgate Parent Faculty Club
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