Join us for a free screening of ‘Angst,’ a film about anxiety, truth & hopeJoin us for a screening of a new documentary, “Angst, Raising Awareness around Anxiety” on Thursday, May 28 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. followed by a panel discussion from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This webinar is brought to you by the District Mental Wellness Committee. The documentary ‘Angst’ focuses on stress, anxiety and resiliency -- all themes the committee felt were important prior to the school closure and are perhaps more important now.
Angst is a film-based education program designed to raise awareness around anxiety, with an emphasis on youth and families. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, experts and parents. The documentary also features World Champion Swimmer Michael Phelps!
The goal is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help.
The webinar is a free and open to students, families, and staff. There is a limit to 500 participants. A video of the webinar will be available for a short period of time following the event.
Learn more about the film by clicking HERE!
Meet the Panel:
Jennifer Wolken, District Psychologist
Jenna Wolken is a district school psychologist at Baldwinsville School District. She participates on the Mental Wellness District Committee, supporting the needs of all students through collaboration with administration, support staff, teachers, parents and students to keep mental wellness as the priority when educating students. Jenna specializes in trauma-informed practices and supporting the needs of all students using a Multi Tiered System of Supports. She also is a Mental Health First Aid Trainer. She has been a school psychologist for over ten years, and has worked in the Town of Webb Union Free School District, Central Square, and Baldwinsville.
Alicia Clifford, LCSW-R
Alicia Clifford, LCSW-R, currently serves as the Director of Clinical Services at Liberty Resources Integrated Health Care, which includes oversight of the School-Based Mental Health Program. Since 2003, Alicia has had the privilege of assisting others as they navigate mental health symptoms, interpersonal struggles, traumatic experiences, crisis situations, and their quests for personal growth, development, and discovery. Alicia has extensive training and experience in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, and the impact of adverse childhood experiences.
Meredith Riggs, LCSW School Social Worker
Meredith Riggs, LCSW earned her undergraduate degree in social work from Plattsburgh State University. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. Meredith has worked in the social work field for 18 years. She has experience working with children and adolescents with significant mental health issues, providing family therapy, and working with adult male sex offenders. Most recently, Meredith has been a social worker in the Baldwinsville Central School District for 13 years. She spent twelve years working as an elementary School Social Worker. She is currently working with High School Students at Baker High School in the Baldwinsville Central School District.
Scilla Andreen (Pronounced Sheila) is the CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix and the founder of the IndieFlix Foundation. She is the Producer and Director of the new documentary, LIKE, the Executive Producer/Producer of Angst and Angst series, “It Gets Better” and Co-Producer and Co-Executive Producer of Screenagers, as well as an Emmy nominated Costume Designer and Award-Winning Producer of such films as Bit Players, Outpatient and The Empowerment Project. Scilla is a popular speaker at Sundance, Cannes, CES, SXSW, Women in Film, and other major industry events. Scilla co-founded IndieFlix which has become one of the most meaningful global screening and a subscription streaming services that produces and distributes social impact films and series to create positive change in the world. Scilla is on a mission to change the world with film. indieflix.com