Anzar High School is hosting two “Parent University” sessions in the next couple months, with the first one happening Oct. 15.
That gathering will focus on the topic of social media and teenage anxiety, while the second event Nov. 14 will focus on opioids and use of tobacco/vaping products.
Both events are 6-8 p.m. in the Anzar High School Library, 2000 San Juan Highway.
The session Tuesday will include the focus on social media and anxiety, along with resources and tools for connecting with teens, according to the school. It will include two rotating sessions – one for parents and the other for students – with both groups led by mental health professionals.
The Nov. 14 event will focus on prevention and impact when it comes to opioids and tobacco/vaping use. It includes a presentation from the Opioid Task Force, the county and Breathe California. A student session will be conducted by mental health professionals.
The gatherings will include free resources, childcare, a light dinner and refreshments.
Contacts are Leonor Cruz, an Anzar counselor who can be reached at (831) 623-7660, and Lorena Villagomez, a family and community engagement expert at San Benito High School. She can be reached at (831) 637-5831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.