• Community Events
    This page is designed to share community events on the topic of mental health and wellness. As events are known, the page will be updated.
    Higley Unified School District
    Parent presentations, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Higley Unified School District Office, 2539 S. Recker Road, Gilbert. Dr. Cheryl Smith, PsyD, LPC, will run this parent presentation and be available to speak with individuals for 30 minutes following each session.
    April 3: "Parents being held hostage: 'If you don't let me, I will...'" 
    May 1: ""When kids are mad or sad, not bad."
    Chandler Gilbert Community College Connects Task Force (registration required)
    CGCC Connects is a task force that provides education and programming related to difficult topics and cultural current events. During the 2018 - 2019 academic year, the focus will be on Suicide Prevention and Awareness.
    Chandler Unified School District (no registration required)
    Hamilton High School in Chandler has put together a series of parent education presentations. Higley and Williams Field High parents are invited to attend. High school students may also attend a student version of the presentation at the same time. The full series is listed online and includes mental health and communication discussions.

    Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m. (Tuesdays)
    Place: Hamilton High School (Choir Room) 

    April 2nd – (Part 2) “Active Listening”
    Speaker –Angie Geren, APP, CHt – counselor and Executive Director at Addiction Haven organization.

    April 16th – (Part 3) “Building your teens’ Confidence and Self-Esteem”
    Speaker - Garron Griffitts, LCSW – psychotherapist, specializing in working with adolescents and families at “Reach Greater Heights” agency

    April 30th – (Part 4) “Healthy Communication with Parents, Friends and Dating”
    Speaker - Michael Klinkner MSW, LCSW, BCPTSDC