Health and Wellness

"Adolescents are faced with challenging issues and ethical dilemmas, and they are able to make more appropriate decisions and healthier personal choices when armed with a foundation of knowledge and social skills. These noncognitive abilities, or soft skills, are essential to success as young adults transition to life beyond Williams. As such, our new Health & Wellness initiative aims to create a multi-pronged, age-appropriate plan that will inform students and strengthen their ability to have sound judgment, make good decisions, and articulate their guiding principles." – Macy Kleinfelder, Dean of Student Affairs

2017-2018 Topics (age appropriate):

  • Clarity, Purpose, Motivation
  • Resilience and Emotional Well Being
  • Decision Making and Self-Control
  • Gratitude, Empathy, and Relationships

 

2016-2017 Topics (age appropriate):

  • Mindfulness, Stress Management, Resiliency
  • Substance Use, Abuse, and Prevention
  • Sexual Development and Health
  • Empathy
  • Gender Identity and Sexuality
  • Internet Safety and Social Media
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Nutrition (and fitness!)
  • Financial Literacy
  • Leadership
  • Self Defense
  • Interpersonal Skills - healthy relationships, navigating conflict

 
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