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Welcome to the Stressbusters Committee

Dr. Alan Goodwin, as principal of WWHS, started the Stressbusters Committee in 2004.  A subcommittee of the Counseling Advisory Committee (CAC), Stressbusters is part of the Whitman PTSA.   

The Committee aims to help students, parents and staff:  

  • build resilience for handling some of the "normal" stresses associated with high school;    
  • identify and reduce unhealthy stress levels and their sources.    

 The committee also champions special initiatives that further facilitate community wellness and support.   



Drug & Alcohol Information  

Stressbusters has compiled useful information for parents and students.  Click “Drug and Alcohol Resources” under “Whitman HS Quick Links,” on the Whitman web site, or click here:

Information from Mental Health Awareness and Teens: Empowering Parents presentation


2019-2020 Calendar

October 15, 2019 - 7 pm

Stress Busters PEP Presentation (Media Center)


Dec 10, 2019 - 7 pm

Stress Busters PEP Presentation (Media Center)


January 16, 2020 - 7 pm

Stress Busters: Book Speaker (Media Center)


April 21, 2020 - 7 pm

Stress Busters Spring Wrap Up (Media Center)


More information will be forthcoming on Whitnet.  Stay tuned for announcements on other Stressbuster activities.  


2019-2020 Committee Members

Please feel free to contact any of the following Stressbusters Committee members for further information, or to bring issues to the Committee's attention (and please follow @bustsomestress on twitter for updates):   


Rachel Svec,, Chair

Beth Bautista,

Patricia Carrington,  

Keri Marshall,  

Suzanne Ritter,


Jeanne Wolfe,