Student stress? There’s a class for that: SYFS offering stress management for K-12

Right: Does your child seem stressed out this fall? An extra class may actually help relieve pressure. (image posted to flickr by Kristine Lewis)

If your child is seems stressed about school – either due to academic pressure or social issues – Southborough Youth and Family Services wants to help.

Last year, SYFS held Stress Management classes for Trottier Middle School students. It must have been well received by students and families, because the agency has ramped up the program. This fall, they are adding on classes for the lower Southborough public schools, plus Algonquin.

The free series begins in October and runs for 10 classes. Classes are split by grade groups based on the schools. The classes for middle and high schoolers will be split by gender.

SYFS staff and graduate-level interns will discuss with students issues including:

  • Development of coping skills
  • Building a new relationship with stress
  • Time Management
  • Achieving success and reaching goals at school and at home
  • Creating positive peer relationships

Fall and Winter 2017 SYFS Stress Management Class Schedule
(click to enlarge)

Finn, Woodward, and Trottier students can take classes either before or after school. Neary and Algonquin classes are offered after school.

For the class schedule, click on image right.

Space is limited and registration is requested by September 29th. To register, click here to open the registration form.

(Note: The schedule includes registration codes that should be used in the registration form. You can also use the same form to sign kids up for SYFS’ Project Friend. For details on that program, click here. For the full SYFS program guide, click here.)

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Frank Crowell
4 years ago

Any chance that classes can expand for all citizens of SB? My suggestions are:

– How to deal with new yellow lines on town roads.

– Opening up tax bills without panicking

– How not to worry about town officials violating ethics laws

– How deal with not being chosen the best 100 towns in America when we did all this land preservation stuff

Matthew Brownell
4 years ago
Reply to  Frank Crowell


Good one, Frank!

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