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Managing Stress
Managing Stress
By Ginger Geoffery


Canisius High School parents were invited to a presentation titled "Parent Re-scue: You, Your Teen and Stress Re-Silience" on Tuesday, March 20th. The presenter, Ms. Heidi Weiker, has previously met with Canisius faculty and students to discuss strategies to reduce the stress and anxiety that impacts many of today's students.

At the presentation for parents, Ms. Weiker talked about studies that show adolescent stress is at an "all-time dangerous high." She acknowledged that we may not be able to change the world around us, but we can change the world within us. Ms. Weiker holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Miami University and a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Her presentation focused on the relevant science of what happens to the brain and body under stress, and offered practical methods for navigating stress in healthier ways and building sustainable resilience within it.