Parent Advocates for Gifted Education in Lexington-Richland School District Five (PAGE Five) will host a webinar on coping with the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, August 13 at 6:00pm featuring speaker and behavior specialist for School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties, Lucy Bailey. Organizers for the event recognized that many people are experiencing stress and anxiety, particularly as the new school year approaches, and they wanted to provide a forum for addressing these concerns in healthy ways. “Parents, teachers, and staff will realize they’re not alone,” expressed Ava Dean, event coordinator, when asked about her vision for the webinar. “There is hope. There is help.”
The webinar, Resilience in Times of Uncertainty: Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic, is the first in the Master Mind Community Conversation Series about behavioral and mental health. Recognizing that intense uncertainty can trigger stress, anxiety, and depression, this webinar will address the reasons uncertainty is so emotional and offer strategies for helping children thrive during a school year that will be unlike any other they have experienced.
This event is free and open to the public. Interested persons can register online at www.pagefiveadvocates.com.
PAGE Five is a volunteer, non-profit support network for parents, educators, policy-makers, and residents of School District Five of Lexington and Richland counties who are interested in enhancing and advocating education for gifted and talented students in School District Five. Members of the organization promote education for gifted and talented students, disseminate information on and build awareness about gifted education, provide enrichment opportunities, and assist families with scholarships and tuition aid for gifted students.