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Recognizing and Responding to Teen Stressors and Pressures

  • Redondo Union High School Auditorium 1 Sea Hawk Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (map)

Please join us for this panel discussion featuring Moe Gelbart, PhD, Leah Niehaus, LCSW, Hanah Archer, a Redondo Beach parent, as well as a current high school student. The introduction and moderation will be provided by Dr. Nicole Wesley, Director of Student Services, Redondo Beach Unified School District.

Topics covered will include:

  • What's trending among youth in our community
  • Common stressors, including social media, the college entrance process, parental expectation, and need for peer acceptance vs. being one's authentic self.
  • Stress as seen through a teen's lens
  • Anxiety and depression in youth
  • Warning signs, including substance use, escape through excessive gaming, reverse sleep patterns, etc.
  • Strategies for parents to help their kids navigate all of the above in a healthy way
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