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Families are invited to walk through the effects of life stressors with behavioral health specialists. 

Lake Oswego School District families are invited to attend a virtual workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, that addresses how families can work through mental health issues.

The event, "Having Hope During Hard Times: Tools for Families to Buffer Stressors," will be hosted by the district's wellness team, which facilitates the "Connection and Resilience in Education" series under the name LOSD Cares. The group is made up of school counselors, social workers and psychologists from the community. Through different events, LOSD Cares works with community mental health partners to inform and support parents, guardians and students on issues surrounding behavioral health.

The workshop will be facilitated by Mandy Davis, a clinical director of Trauma Informed Oregon at Portland State University, and Sandy Mathewson, a mental health specialist at Clackamas Education Service District. They will walk families through different tools they can use to address stressors that might surface through a variety of scenarios.

Other related events coming up in the school year include workshops around resiliency and having conversations with children about mental health. More information can be found on Lake Oswego School District's website under "LOSD Cares."

Registration is not required for the workshop. A Zoom link can be found on the district's website or in the weekly newsletter The Current.

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