Northborough, Southborough district sponsors family support webinar series


NorthboroughNORTHBOROUGH/SOUTHBOROUGH – The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough is sponsoring a parent webinar series to support families and teenagers’ well-being.

The district recently announced this effort, saying it is committed to supporting the social, emotional and academic development and well-being of its students. 

Staff noted that rates of anxiety, depression and social isolation are at record high rates for children and adolescents. 

The series kicked off on May 31 with a webinar on mental health, suicidality and supporting children.

The next session was held on June 7. That session focused on keeping kids safe online and preventing cyberbullying. It was due to feature staff from the office of Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

The series will now end on June 14 with a session on building healthy habits to improve physical and emotional health. Like others, that session will also take place at 7 p.m. 

The webinar series is featuring a number of district and local professionals, including District Physician Safdar Medina, District Wellness Leader Mary Ellen Duggan, District Social Emotional Learning Coordinator Jennifer Lipton-O’Connor, Director of Castlebrook Counseling Services Kerrie Toole and Southborough Youth and Family Services’ Sarah Cassell.

The webinars are being recorded. 

To register for the third and final event, visit

 Any questions can be sent to Lipton-O’Connor at [email protected].


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