The Westford Parent Connection is celebrating its seventeenth anniversary during the 2017-2018 school year. The WPC was formed in 2001 to provide Westford parents and guardians enrichment and educational events to help address a variety of social and emotional issues pertaining to their children's development. The WPC works collaboratively with groups throughout the community to ensure we address the right topics at the right time. We are grateful for the support from our sponsors.
Our next event:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
No Letting Go
Based on the multi-award short film Illness, No Letting Go follows the story of the Spencer family, whose middle son, Timothy, struggles with anxiety, depression, and mood disorder. As his symptoms become more and more debilitating, his parents are faced with painfully difficult choices that will change their lives forever. The family’s world starts to unravel as Timothy becomes increasingly fragile and unable to cope with life. The painful challenges of Timothy’s every day life take their toll on his parents’ marriage and his brothers’ well-being. Life is fraught with debilitating panic attacks, rages, doctors, and medications.
The Westford Parent Connection is hosting a free screening of the film on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stony Brook Middle School, 9 Farmer Way, Westford. The film is about 90 minutes long. After the screening, Sue Hanly, RN, will take questions from the audience related to mental health issues and concerns. The film’s key messages are hopeful and inspiring. Mental health is as important as physical health, and it is important to talk openly about it. The film is appropriate for parents and teens, guardians, teachers, and anyone else who works with children and young people.
If you would like to submit a question ahead of time, email Mary Anne Seraphin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be presented anonymously after the film.
The event is being held Wednesday, November 29 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stony Brook Middle School auditorium. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, this event is free and open to the public.