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Mount Olive Township School District



Michelle H. Pigott, Psy.D.
Michelle H. Pigott, Psy.D. is a Training & Consultation Specialist and Mental Health Clinician II at Rutgers University. In her role as a Training & Consultation specialist at Rutgers Children’s Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery (CCRTR) under the Behavioral Research and Training Institute, Dr. Pigott provides gatekeeper training such as Question Persuade and Refer (QPR), Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), ARC, ARC Grow as well as strategies for creating trauma informed systems. Dr. Pigott recently completed training in Skills for Psychological Recovery, ACE Interface, and teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA). As a Mental Health Clinician II in University Behavioral Health Care- School and Community Based Programs, Dr. Pigott provides clinical services to high-risk students, psychoeducation groups and preventative programming for students, staff, and parents.

PRESENTATION 1 - May 1, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Navigating the Social Media Age: The Talk to Keep YOU Up to Date

Social Media is a BIG part of adolescents’ lives.  Find out the newest trends in social networking as well as warning signs parents and caregivers should be informed of.

Participants will learn:

  • Common social media sites
  • Laws in accordance with social media usage
  • Strategies to restore life balance with youth
  • Signs and symptoms if your child/teen is being affected by social media
  • Referral resources if additional support is needed

PRESENTATION 2 - May 11, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Supporting Youth: Signs, Symptoms, & Strategies to Aid with Anxiety & Depression

Provide parents & caregivers with strategies for supporting youth who have symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Participants will learn:

  • Differences between stress and anxiety
  • Identify signs of anxiety in children and adolescents
  • Identify signs and symptoms of depression in children and adolescents
  • Develop at least 3 new strategies for supporting themselves and their children.

PRESENTATION 3 - May 15, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Where Do We Go from Here: Current Drug Trends Impacting adolescents & Teens

Provided Virtually - ZOOM LINK

Provide parents & caregivers with information regarding current trends in drug use within youth and strategies for supporting youth who may be engaging in drug use.

Participants will learn:

  • Current drug trends in teens
  • Signs & symptoms of drug use
  • Local resources & levels of care