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Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
- 9:00 - 9:15 AM | Positive Psychology: Professor Angela Dalton-Mosley
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
- 9:15 - 9:30 AM | Neuroscience of Happiness: Prof. Adriana Alcantara
The current global pandemic has led to an unprecedented mental health crisis in our society. Many college students are impacted by depression and anxiety and related comorbid disorders that affect learning. As educators, we have the responsibility to prepare our students not only on scholastic achievements, but also in enlightenment of well-being and life balance. The guiding “Principles of Positive Psychology” and an understanding of the neurobiology of happiness will provide students with the necessary skills to identify strategies that can lead to happiness. It is essential that instructors serve as role models for positivity, well-being and joy to maximize healthy classroom environments that are conducive to learning and success attainment.
- 9:30 - 9:45 AM | Self-Care and Wellness: Maria Aguirre, San Jacinto College Counselor
This session will discuss self-care and wellness: taking care of yourself so you can be your best. Also, Mental Health Resources will be provided.
- 10:15 - 11:35 AM | Dating Violence and Stalking: BOTW
We're breaking the silence surrounding domestic violence, stalking, and abuse. Join us for an open discussion of forms of violence and control, how stalking intersects with intimate partner violence, dispelling harmful myths and stigmas, and how to support survivors.
- 12:00 - 1:00 PM | The Neuroscience of High Risk Behavior: Dr. Crystal Collier
The Neuroscience of High-Risk Behavior elucidates the process of how the brain becomes addicted to a variety of substances and behaviors such as alcohol, drugs, technology, food, and pornography including the role of genetics. A discussion of prevention and treatment issues will follow. Bring your questions!
- 1:30 - 1:45 PM | Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Professor Sunshine Gage
When people find themselves in conflict, they often assume that litigation is their only recourse. However, finding compromise through alternative dispute resolution/ADR may be a better option. Learn more about ADR, including its usefulness in divorce, custody, and co-parenting.
- 1:45 - 2:45 PM | Harris County Domestic Relations Office (DRO): David Simpson, J.D.; Jane McMahon, J.D.
The Harris County Domestic Relations Office provides services to families with cases in the Harris County Family District Courts. All services are offered with a focus on a child's best interest. The Office seeks to ensure that:
Parents discover that mediation is a preferred alternative to litigation.
-Parents understand and keep children out of parental conflict
-Parents are aware of the consequences of failing to follow court orders.
-Children receive both emotional and financial support from each parent.
-Children are afforded quality time, in a safe environment with both parents.
-Children timely receive the financial support needed to grow up and thrive in life.
Come hear about the myriad of services offered and grasp an understanding of how these services can be accessed.