Key Contacts at Pottsgrove School District

Dr. David Finnerty
Superintendent, Pottsgrove School District

Kathryn Pacitto, Ed.D.
Director of Pupil Services, Pottsgrove School District

Dave Ramage, PhD
Director of Technology, Pottsgrove School District

“Less Worry, More Joy! Positive Parenting Strategies to Help Manage Anxiety and Worry” with Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD took place in person and virtually on March 24, 2022

Dr. Dahlsgaard discussed and modeled specific, evidence-based strategies to help our children (and us!) manage chronic anxiety and stress, including as it relates to COVID-19, as well as outlining common pitfalls to avoid.

Hosted by the Pottsgrove School District

Following up on the Thursday, February 17, 2022 Program

Now more than ever, technology plays a vital role in all our lives. It keeps us connected and can educate, illuminate and entertain. With increased use, kids can develop an unhealthy dependence on tech as an escape or way to avoid life’s challenges.

Gaming, social media, and streaming entertainment can be fun and relaxing, but moderation can easily slide toward dependence. We’ll provide strategies to help our kids develop a healthy relationship with technology, and skills to practice self-care.

Special guest, Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW, a counselor specializing in adolescents and young adults, discussed the real-world challenges facing adolescents and young adults.