Community Awareness Series

Community Awareness Series: Promoting Healthy Behaviors

Our youth are our future’s greatest asset. Schools, parents, caregivers and communities all play a role in providing supportive pathways for our youth as they navigate childhood and adolescence. SCIP (School Community Intervention and Prevention) is partnering with Lincoln Public Schools, Bryan Independence Center and the Lancaster Prevention Coalition to put on a series of valuable presentations about how to support the health and well-being of our community’s youth. These events are open to parents, students, school professionals and community members.


November 13, 2018- The Impact of Stress & Anxiety on our Youth

Lincoln High School: Theatre

6:30 p.m.


Presentation: Melissa Lafferty is a therapist with Nebraska Mental Health Centers. She works with children and adolescents of all ages. Melissa will discuss the difference between stress and anxiety and the impact that both have on children and adolescents. The influence of social media on stress and anxiety in today’s youth will also be addressed and the role teachers and parents can play to help support youth by promoting positive coping techniques and problem solving skills.



Future Presentations: Save the Date 


February 28, 2019- Human Trafficking & Our Youth

Scott Middle School: Multipurpose Room

6:30 p.m.


April 4, 2019- High in Plain Sight: Preventing Youth Substance Use

Lincoln Northeast High School

6:30 p.m.