The Shen Board of Education will hold a public forum on Wellness and Mental Health on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Gowana Library. More info…

Written by on October 3, 2017 in District News

Shenendehowa Board of Education Public Forum

Wellness and Mental Health

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00PM

Where: Gowana Library


Importance of Topic:

Mental health affects nearly all families – perhaps someone you know. Addressing this issue is vital to the health of our community. Together we can have an open conversation and make a difference. The Shenendehowa Board of Education is hosting a Wellness forum that will highlight the academic benefits of a healthy school environment, increase understanding about mental health, reduce stigma and address community needs.



6:00 – 6:05 Welcome and Introductions

Bill Casey – Board of Education President


6:05 – 6:20 District Overview and What is Shenendehowa doing to address the    mental health issues facing our students?

Rebecca Carman -Director of Policy and Community Development for Shenendehowa Central School District

Tracy Gilbert – Saratoga Center for the Family; ATR, LMHC, Senior Therapist Supervising the Student Empowerment Program Registered Art Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor


6:20 – 6:30 Board of Education Discussion

Bill Casey – Board of Education President


6:30 – 6:55 Facilitated Community Conversation

Todd Gilbert- Board of Education Vice President


6:55 – 7:00 Wrap up and Next Steps

Bill Casey – Board of Education President