Community Conversations:

Anxiety and Depression in Youth

Sunday, September 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Join us for our next conversation on Youth Anxiety and Depression: The Problem, the Stigma, and Hope of a Solution. Erin Cushing, a licensed marriage and family therapist and a public school-certified family therapist, will discuss knowing your child’s risk factors, triggers and how to help. Learn the signs and symptoms of common types of anxiety and depression in youth and young adults. Pastor Mat Samuelson of GCC will facilitate a conversation between audience members and Ms. Cushing. Sponsored by Glastonbury Community Action Partnership (GCAP) and Urban Alliance, this event is open to everyone and free of charge. Light refreshments provided.

To listen to a recording of this Community Conversation, click here.


Seeking Wisdom in Our Tech World of Cell Phones, Fortnite and Snapchat?

Come to a Community Conversation on Healthy Boundaries with Technology.
Glastonbury Community Church, Sunday April 28, 6:00-7:30 pm.

All are invited to participate in a Community Conversation on Healthy Boundaries with Technology at Glastonbury Community Church, Sunday April 28, 6:00-7:30 pm. Hear from experts, ask questions, share your experiences and start talking about an important issue everyone is facing.

Kathy Harris of GCAP Prevention Council will begin our time by discussing today’s mental health crisis, and its particular effects on youth. Dr. Peter and Karen Tullson of Building Healthy Families will then share about what we need as human beings to flourish — the building blocks for our intellectual, social and physical development. Then they will begin to share ways technology damages our social, emotional and intellectual abilities. After their brief presentations, audience members will be asked to move into smaller groups to discuss case studies. Facilitators will then lead a larger discussion addressing strategies for setting appropriate boundaries for ourselves, our children and others in the community.

The hope for this Community Conversation is to raise awareness of possible pitfalls amid technology’s promises and to begin more conversations about human flourishing and how to better address mental health needs today. Sponsored by Glastonbury Community Action Partnership (GCAP), Building Healthy Families, Inc. and Urban Alliance, the event is open to everyone and free of charge. Light refreshments provided. If you are able, please RSVP to Glastonbury Community Church at or 860-633-5209.