Teen Talks - Community Impact Project 2021-23

Roswell Rotary and the WellStar Health System partnered to sponsor the WellStar North Fulton Hospital Family Waiting Room and launch podcasts and videos designed to impact student and parent behavioral health. This Community Impact Project used proceeds from the 2021 Golf and Tennis Tournament. WellStar managed the project and provided the behavioral health expertise.

The project kicked-off in February 2022 with an innovative Behavioral Health meeting including Rotarians, school counselors, board of education members, Fulton County Board of Health leadership, medical professionals and Roswell Mayor to discuss innovative ways to address behavioral health of our youth that did not duplicate existing programs and resources.

A more complete description of this project and its phases is found in the first attachment labeled “Community Impact Project 2021-2023”. The following is a summary of the three phases:

Phase 1 – Roswell Teen Talk Podcast Series

  • Development of a series of podcasts highlighting student, parent, and professional voices.
  • Podcasts located at https://roswellteentalk.podbean.com/
  • These podcasts launched in mid-October 2022.

Phase 2 – Roswell Teen Talk Video Series

  • Parenting teens has never been more difficult and handling social media concerns is outside the experience of most parents.
  • Development of a series of videos highlighting parenting tips for talking with teens. Here are links to these videos:
  • Social Media Influence - https://youtu.be/3lDvs8OSbAg
  • Car Crash Confession - https://youtu.be/SJWNLBXsoqU
  • Launch scheduled for April 2023.

Phase 3 – Sponsorship of the WellStar North Fulton Family Waiting Room

  • Roswell Rotary is recognized as sponsor of the WellStar North Fulton Family Waiting Room in the Emergency Department of the hospital.
  • Celebration Event planned for April 13, 2023 at the hospital

Partner Involvement
Wellstar Health System and Wellstar North Fulton Hospital