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Webinar On Youth Anxiety Following Screening Of “Angst”

Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders and Director of Student Services Cari Christian-Coates are pleased to announce the panelists for the District’s final webinar on student mental health next month.

The District will hold an online viewing of “Angst” on Wednesday, May 5, at 6 p.m. The film is designed to raise awareness about anxiety, especially in youths, and help identify resources and ways they can receive support. The film is rated for those ages 10 and older.

The panelists are:

  • Karin Gornick, the Emmy award-winning producer of “Angst,” has been creating social impact projects and films for broadcast, nonprofit organizations, and corporations for 25 years. She has developed projects for CNN, Discovery Channel, PBS, The Kaufmann Foundation, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and Common Sense Media. “Angst” was inspired in part by Gornick’s journey searching for help with her teenage son’s anxiety disorder and learning how much hope and help there is for treating mental health challenges.
  • Tim Cotreau, Director of School Counseling for the ConVal School District, worked as a school counselor for 12 years before joining ConVal in 2020. Cotreau has a Master’s degree in counseling from the University of New Hampshire, and a Bachelor’s degree in history and sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Judith Winters is the middle school counselor in the ConVal District, and previously worked as the elementary school counselor. Winters has a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Duke University, a Master’s degree in Elementary Math Education from Boston University, and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Rivier University.

After the film, panelists will discuss the film and how students can apply the lessons learned. Parents and guardians will be able to ask questions.

“Angst” is the third in a trilogy of films the District has shown during the 2020-21 school year. In October, “The Upstanders” discussed resilience, attention, and the power of connection to end bullying and the brain science behind cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families, and co-workers. In February, “Like” explored the impact of social media on people’s lives, the effects of technology on the brain, and taught viewers how to self-regulate their social media use.

Registration here is required.

For the link or for information about the event, please contact Cari Christian-Coates at ccoates@conval.edu or by calling 603-924-7503 ext. 2048.