Round Rock ISD counseling services have prepared a seminar series designed to inform the community about timely health and well-being topics affecting today’s high school students.

“The topics selected for the F.Y.I. Seminar Series were identified in a survey by parents of high school students as subject matters they wanted to know more about,” Dr. Christina Wiswell, director of counseling services, said. “The sessions are open to everyone in the community, but are most appropriate for high school students and parents of high school students.”

Sessions will be at the 700 building of Round Rock High School located at 300 N Lake Creek Dr, Round Rock, TX 78681 (just behind the 100 building) from 6 to 7 p.m.

 November 12, 2018 – Human Trafficking Awareness

SPEAKER: Toni McKinley, M.A., L.P.C., the director of survivor services with The Refuge for DMST and author of What Happened to Me? A Guide for Survivors of Trafficking.

McKinley’s passion for helping victims comes from her own childhood experience of child sex trafficking. She is now a survivor leader in her community, state and nation. She provides training and speaks at multiple government agencies and organizations that serve survivors of trafficking, and she also serves on the Round Rock ISD School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). She will present the red flags of trafficking, which will empower students to protect themselves and their friends.

January 28, 2019 – Social Media
SPEAKER: Justin Burke, author of More Than Liked: Staying True to Yourself in a Social Media-Obsessed Generation, singer-songwriter, social media personality, and university student.

This session tackles 30 of the biggest issues bombarding this social media-saturated generation around self-worth, confidence, relationships, insecurities, and purpose in life. Justin will share lessons he has learned from his own life and offer practical solutions.

February 25, 2019 – Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
SPEAKER: Renee Cameron, M.A., LPC, LMFT, STARRY training coordinator

An informative session that offers tips and strategies for helping with stress and anxiety as they develop. Cameron will discuss self-care, active listening, stress management and coping skills for processing anxiety effectively.

March 11, 2019 – LGBTQIA: The Basics
SPEAKER: Shane Whalley of Daring Dialogues

Attendees will be informed about the related vocabulary and how to navigate language used in the LGBTQIA communities. Participants will learn how to debunk myths about bisexuality, gender identity and expression, and the issues facing the transgender and gender non-binary communities.