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Mental Health & Wellness REsources

National PTA Healthy Minds,

sponsored by the New York Life Foundation and The Allstate Foundation

Offered by Middlebrook PTA, Wilton High School PTSA, Wilton Public Schools

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Wellness Series -
DBT Skills for Healthy Minds

About the Program:

  • Teaching DBT Steps A to students at the secondary level is part of our district Social Emotional Learning (SEL) approach. These skills are taught in the Wellness Seminar at the High School, DBT class at Middlebrook, and particular skills are in the process of being embedded in the health and the life curriculums.

  • The series is designed for parents and caregivers of students in grades 6-12.

  • This program was offered free by WPS and the PTAs for Wilton families through a grant opportunity.

  • Led by Tanya Leonard. 

  • Two series were offered January-April 20237-8:30 pm, Q&A 8:30-9pm Location: Middlebrook School

  • This program was a series of 4 sessions. Attendees are asked to attend all sessions. Sessions are in person or live Zoom. 

  • Please see resources below for more educational opportunities.

  • If you have questions about DBT for your student at Middlebrook, please contact Tanya Leonard at or Kim Zemo for the district

Healthy Minds 101


  • Discuss the difference between mental health and mental illness, and the factors that influence both.

  • Explore ways families can prioritize mental health together.

  • Review what mental health supports and services are available to families

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PTA Healthy Minds: Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home

  • Goals:

  • Discover what social and emotional learning is and why it’s important

  • Learn about key social and emotional skills and how to foster their development in family life

  • Reflect on our own family lives, how this lens already fits in, and ways in which we can use it to enhance our support of all family members

  • Discuss with and learn from one another creating a safe, supportive learning community

Building Resilience


  • Explore examples of adversity.

  • Discuss what resilience is and is not, and why it is important.

  • 3.Practice ways you as parents and caregivers can help  children in your lives build resilience.

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Recommendations from WPS for further exploration

Books, websites, VIDEOS, APPS, and MORE