Presentation on anxiety in teens
According to the Metrowest Youth Health Survey, 41% of L-S students reported that life was very stressful. Lincoln-Sudbury Connections will host “The Yin and Yang of Adolescent Stress” on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the L-S lecture hall. Psychologists from McLean Hospital specializing in research and evidence-based treatments of anxiety disorders in youth will discuss ways in which anxiety and stress may present in high school students, and they’ll provide instruction in broad-based coping strategies to help manage stress. This seminar will also address how to differentiate normative anxiety from more impairing anxiety disorders, and will highlight treatment strategies and resources for those students and families struggling with elevated anxiety. There will be opportunity for questions after the presentation.
Democrats host 2018 kickoff rally in Lincoln
What happens now after a year of activism, marching, and the recent election results in Virginia, New Jersey, and Alabama? Learn how you can support new young Democratic congressional candidates in critical districts across the nation at the Campaign 2018 Red-to-Blue Kickoff Rally on Sunday, Jan. 14 at Bemis Hall (reception at 12:30 p.m., program from 1–3 p.m.).
Congresswoman Katherine Clark, now vice chair for recruiting for the national Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, will be on hand to discuss candidates and the national support program, as will Congressman Seth Moulton’s campaign director. Also invited: Democratic candidates Quentin Palfrey (lieutenant governor) and Donna Palatano (Middlesex district attorney). Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Lincoln Democratic Town Committee. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drive at Lincoln School
The Lincoln School Student Council is hosting the first-ever blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 1–6 p.m. in Reed Gym. Click here to sign up for a time slot (walk-ins are welcome, but preregistration is preferred) and read eligibility requirements. Child care will be provided while parents are donating blood. There will also be a bake sale and a used-book sale. Please donate used books in decent condition; boxes will be placed around the school to collect books before January 24. For additional information, email Jamie Moody (email@example.com) or Keith Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).