Round Rock ISD continues community health, well-being seminar series

Round Rock ISD is continuing a series of health and well-being seminars, beginning again in January.

The F.Y.I. Community Health & Well-Being Seminar Series was developed by Round Rock ISD counseling services to inform the community about timely health and well-being topics affecting today’s high school students.

Sessions will be held at the Old Hopewell Meeting Room, immediately adjacent to the Round Rock ISD Lillie Delgado Administration Building in Round Rock.

A survey, taken by high school students and their parents, identified the selected topics as important subject-matters.

“We received incredibly positive feedback from those in attendance last year, so we are thrilled to bring back the series,” Dr. Christina Wiswell, director of counseling services, said. “The seminars are open to everyone in the community, but are most appropriate for parents and high school students.”

The three seminars in this series are:

"Stress, Anxiety and Depression"

  • Monday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Speaker: R. Renee Cameron-Hernandez M.A., LPC, LMFT, NCC, TBRIR Educator and Director of Program Training with STARRY
  • Topics: Self-care, active listening, stress management, coping skills for processing anxiety effectively, and suicide prevention

"Healthy Teen Relationships"

  • Monday, Feb. 24 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Speaker: Randy Randolph with Safe Place’s Expect Respect Program
  • Topics: How to make romantic relationships work by looking at: the types of power dynamics that create hurtful versus loving relationships, the problematic behaviors to pay attention to when you are getting to know someone, how to establish, enforce, recognize, and honor boundaries

"Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)"

  • Monday, March 9 from 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Speaker: Jeffrey Yarbrough, Round Rock ISD Director of Safety and Security, 24-year police veteran, former Chief of Police, and certified CRASE instructor
  • Topics: Active shooter strategies built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend principles of personal safety, strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event

To learn more about the seminars, visit Round Rock ISD's website.