Ferndale Family University

Ferndale Family University

Our Ferndale Family University program offers parent-led learning sessions on topics of interest to our community.

Upcoming University Presentations

  • Wed. 03/03 – Family University #6: Financial Planning and Supports

    • with FHS class of '99 graduate Quinn Wright

How to See the Signs: Mental Health Supports in COVID-19

Recorded January 27, 2021

Mental Health continues to affect families within our communities. This workshop will explore the differences between mental health and mental illness. Presenter will review common diagnosis and provide insight on how to see the signs of mental Illness.

Presented by Wesley Morgan, LPC

We are excited to present this workshop featuring Ferndale High School class of 1999 graduate, Wesley Morgan. Wesley works as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the city of Grand Rapids, MI. He is the owner of Renewed Counseling Services. He has a Masters of Arts in Counseling. Originally from Oak Park, Michigan, Wesley has been counseling professionally for more than seven years while helping individuals work through life issues. This has been a passion of his for over 15 years.

He is a highly skilled, compassionate, spiritual, sensitive, and caring counselor committed to providing exceptional care while offering solution-based, holistic treatment plans that offer hope and change. He has experience with helping people work through anxiety disorders, personality disorders, depressive disorders and much more. He has spent the last several years as a DBT Therapist diffusing stressful situations, proactively resolving long-standing issues, helping people set and achieve challenging goals and objectives, and steering people towards recovery from self-harming, suicidal ideation, and anger management issues.

Please join us in this next segment of our Family University series as we focus on supporting the mental health needs of our families as we head into 2021.

Eat Healthy & Be Active

Recorded December 16, 2020

This workshop will explore strategies that adults can employ to learn healthy eating behaviors to ward off the negative effects of a diet consisting of mostly processed foods. We will learn:

  • How to cook tasty meals without salt 

  • The difference between good fats and bad fats

  • Why we should "eat a rainbow" (every color has a vitamin)

  • Benefits of each of the five food groups

  • How to budget your food dollars

  • Superfoods that boost your immune system

  • Label Reading

Restorative Practices: A Relationship-Based Approach

Recorded November 18, 2020

This introduction to our relationship-based approach to behavioral intervention is presented by UHS Principal, School Counselor, and FHS Alumnus David Gardner. David has been teaching at Ferndale Schools since 2006.

COVID-19 Information

Recorded October 28, 2020

Presented by Kelly C. Berryman, RN, this presentation includes scientific findings about the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, including how it's spread, how to reduce spread, and how it works within our body upon infection. Kelly is an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurse who is currently working with our school nurses to directly engage with the community response and help protect our families and staff.

Please note: this presentation was Recorded on October 28th, 2020. For the most up-to-date situational information, please refer to the United States Center for Disease Control.

Personal Internet Security Tips

Recorded September 30, 2020

Internet Security professional Sean McKeever presents some of the pitfalls and problems with internet security and actionable solutions to help you protect your network and your personal information while online.