Parents often wonder if their child’s behavior is typical for their age and do not know when, or if, they should seek help. The Leander ISD Counseling Services Department will present “Raising a Healthy Teen: When, or should, I be concerned?” on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Vista Ridge High School. Parents of Leander ISD students in grades 6-12 are invited to attend. Students are welcome to attend if parents think they are developmentally ready for the topics to be discussed.

The presentation will include the following topics:

  • Amare Outreach: A Leander High School student-led organization of teens helping teens
  • Dealing with stress and maintaining balance with school and outside activities
  • Common adolescent mental health concerns and illnesses
  • Risk factors of suicide
  • Assistance available in the Leander ISD community and how to access help

Presenters will include: Steve Clark, director of counseling services; campus-based school counselors; family services team social workers; Chemical Abuse Prevention Program counselors; and representatives from Bluebonnet Trails Community Services.