Fairfield Police Department, Fairfield Public Schools, and Fairfield Department of Human and Social Services Launch Fairfield Collaborative for Youth Mental Health
First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick is very pleased to announce that the Fairfield Police Department, Fairfield Public Schools, and Fairfield Department of Human and Social Services have partnered to launch the Fairfield Collaborative for Youth Mental Health. The Collaborative, formed in response to key areas of concern identified by the town’s three departments, will feature programs addressing mental health issues including anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression and suicide, and obsession with social media.
The first project of the Collaborative will be a monthly series tackling these issues and providing parents and others with information and resources to help support the mental health of their children. The speakers are:
· Dr. Dana Dorfman – Parenting Teens in the Age of Anxiety (09/13/2023)
· Causeway Collaborative, Fairfield Police Department and Fairfield CARES - Safe Teens, Strong Futures: Tackling Substance Abuse Together (10/11/2023)
· Douglas W. Bunnell, Ph.D. – Nourishing Minds: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Eating Disorders (11/08/2023)
· Ashley Carr Hampton, LCSW – Shining through the Shadows: Navigating the Challenges of Depression and Suicide (01/10/2023)
· Jay Taylor, LCSW – Raising Confident and Healthy Boys: Nurturing Tomorrow’s Resilient Men (02/07/2023)
· Vince Benevento, LPC – Healthy Minds, Smart Devices: Fostering Positive Online Experiences (03/13/2023)
The series will begin on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 6:30pm at Fairfield Warde High School. All presentations are free and open to the public.* To register or for more information, please EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org. (*programs subjects may change).