Welcome to our PTSA Webpage. Melissa Tao and Mimi Wong are the PTSA Co-Presidents. Here is their message. Its a privilege to serve as the 2018-19 Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) President for Lynbrook High School, alongside a wonderful team of volunteers including our very own high school students. Your voice is critical to our mission; your time is critical to our goal. PTSA members can be students, parents, teachers, school staff, and other community members who don't necessarily have a child at Lynbrook, but who believe and support the mission of the PTSA. We request that you all to join PTSA by signing up for a membership.
Date: October 24th, 2019
Topic: Understanding Adolescents' Mental Health: A Discussion on Academic Stress, Parent-Child Relationships, and Other Cultural Factors (Part 1)
Description: First of a Two parts series, this workshop is designed for parents who are motivated to learn more about adolescent development from a clinical perspective. We will identify some of the developmental and cultural challenges that adolescents and parents often encounter, and examine the potential impacts of these challenges on mental health and relationships. This workshop hopes to assist parents with knowledge and awareness in understanding adolescents' worldviews, in navigating conflicts within parent-child relationships, and in building trust and strong emotional connection with their children. While this workshop may include some research findings on Asian American adolescents due to presenter's research background/specialty, it is open to all Lynbrook parents
Presenter: Dr. Hanna Chang
About the Presenter: Dr. Hanna Chang is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California and a Lynbrook High School Alumni (class of 2007). She received her masters degree (M.A.) in mental health counseling from Boston College, and her doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago. She has over 9 years of clinical experience, and has worked at a wide range of clinical settings, such as a residential community mental health center, 24-hour crisis line, substance use/addictions care in a hospital, and multiple university counseling centers. As an Asian American immigrant who grew up in the U.S. (Bay Area) and struggled with bi-cultural identity issues, she, too, faced difficulties navigating Eastern and Western cultural values that a vast majority of our children are dealing with either directly or indirectly. Her specialties includes understanding and coping with issues related to acculturative stress, bi-cultural identity development, and interrelations of patriarchal beliefs, gender, collectivism/individualism and mental health.