The evening will kick off with a cocktail and hors’doeuvres reception, followed by film screenings and an expert panel discussion. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see first-hand how these films will effectively take mental health education to the next level. Our curriculum guides will adhere to both Common Core Standards as well as ASCA (American School Counselors Assn) Mindsets and Behaviors. The arts are a valuable teaching medium for academic subjects like math and science, as well as subjects addressing social emotional wellness.
Stigma is one of many reasons why an estimated 70% of adolescents with behavioral health needs do not access treatment (Chandra, A.; Minkovitz, C. S. 2006). At glow media, we strive to reduce stigma, correct misconceptions and reinforce the reality that mental health affects everyone. I think you will agree that these new films embody that goal.
Check out the trailers for the new shorts here: http://www.glowmedia.org/filmtrailers.html
Stay tuned for the Bethesda premiere invitation. To learn about scheduling a screening and panel discussion at your child’s school, local community center, or after school program, email at the address below.
Thanks for reading! - Trish