The impact of social media on young women’s mental, physical, and emotional well being is a topic that’s becoming more and more important with each passing year.
On Wednesday, Oct 6, clinical psychologist and author Dr. Lisa Damour gave two separate virtual talks to Upper School students and parents of all divisions on the development, health, and wellness of young women.
We must never try to escape the obligation of living at our best.
Janet erskine stuart
Sacred Heart Schools commit to educate the whole child, to form students of faith, intellect, and awareness, who will use their gifts in service to others. Leadership and wellness is embedded in aspects of their experience which is designed to focus on how girls thrive, grow in self knowledge, spiritual awareness, and find their unique ways to lead. We seek to transform the world one girl at a time and our young women leave with a sense of commitment and the courage to know they can make a difference in the world because they have done it throughout their careers at Sacred Heart.
At Sacred Heart Greenwich we commit to educate the whole child. We seek to form students of faith, intellect, and awareness, who will use their gifts in service to others. Using the Goals and Criteria as a guide, faculty-student and peer-to-peer relationships are at the heart of the student experience. In the Lower School the model takes shape as a morning gathering time when students enjoy prayer, reflection and sharing time often guided by a monthly theme. In the Middle and Upper School advisory programs, faculty cultivate relationships with students and between students. In addition students will explore their own growth, develop a respect for self and others while creating a community in which all feel welcomed and respected.
Sacred Heart Greenwich recognizes that learning takes place in many venues. As a complement to our extensive curriculum, we take great pride in partnering with our community to engage experts in the fields of leadership, health and wellness. Parallel programs and workshops are intentionally designed to align with the work students undertake in all of their other Sacred Heart experiences.
Recent speakers include:
Commander Rebecca Calder, USNR - Has the distinction of being the first female pilot to graduate from the elite U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). She spoke with students and families about the power of teamwork, pursuing one's passion, perseverance, and finding purpose. Her story of resilience, courage, and hard work inspired the community and provided a motivational launch to our fall athletics season. To view the entire presentation click here!
Dr. Lisa Damour, Ph.D. - Psychologist, best-selling author, and New York Times monthly columnist, spoke to faculty, staff, parents and students on development, health and wellness.
Darby Fox, MSW - Child and adolescent family therapist, spoke to parents and students on the impact of social media on young women’s mental, physical, and emotional well being.