Warwick School District

District-Wide Resilience Event (2/29/24)

Mark your calendars and save the date for this year’s Resilience Community Event, ‘Navigating Technology, Social Media and Risk Behaviors,’ being held at Lititz Elementary on Thursday, February 29th at 6:00 pm.

As with previous years, attendees can look forward to sitting in on a number of breakout sessions where industry experts discuss how to combat current risk behaviors amongst teens.

This year, attendees will be able to choose from the following sessions: Vaping PREP, Under the Influence, Social Media, Joining Forces, and Educational Technology.

Vaping PREP (Prevention Resources and Education for Parents) -
Join our guests from the Caron Foundation for an informative session regarding vaping. During this session, you’ll learn about current youth substance use trends, effective communication skills when talking to youth about substance abuse, local resources, and more.

Under the Influence -
Join our guest presenter, Robert Walker, M.Ed., BS, NRP, CP-C, CHSE, for ‘Under the Influence: Seeing the Signs and Symptoms.’ Key takeaways for this session include Recognition of Drug Use, Immediate Care Strategies, and Collaboration with Professionals.

Social Media -
Join our guests from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General for a session surrounding all things Social Media. What kinds of things to watch out for, things to be aware of, and more!  This presentation gives parents and teachers a foundational education on understanding the social media sites that children use and how to keep them safe while using them. Presenter is out sick.

Joining Forces (Science of Hope) -
This ninety-minute session will offer a viewing of No Matter What, a short documentary of a local family impacted by substance use disorder (SUD) and powered by hope. Before and after the viewing of the film, time will be spent interfacing with the brain changes and societal stigma of SUD as well as identifying protective and adverse experiences that influence use and recovery. In addition, the session will introduce participants to the science of hope – one of the best predictors of future success and wellbeing. We will discuss hope as a process that mitigates trauma and fosters resilience.

*These sessions may activate responses especially if you or loved one have been impacted by substance use disorder. Please know this is a learning space that allows you to participate and be present in a manner that feels right for you.

Educational Technology -
Join Warwick School District Technology Integration Coaches Shelly Chmil and Jonathan Olshan at the ‘Tech Playground.’ During this session, attendees will learn a bit about some of the technology equipment used in classes K-12 as well as have the opportunity to test the equipment themselves!

In addition to the breakout sessions, there will also be a number of tables set up with local and community-based resources, student performances, student artwork displays, and the chance to meet our furry friends in the Paws for Warwick program.

Need a sitter for your little ones? We’ve got you covered! You can RSVP for childcare using this Google Form.

For a look into the past at our previous Resilience Community Events, check out our website here!

We hope to see you there!