Delaney Ruston

Wed, May 3, 2017 - Thu, May 4, 2017

Film Screening: Screenagers

The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will host a screening of the documentary “Screenagers,” followed by a discussion with the film's producer/director Delaney Ruston,...
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Susan Engel

Susan Engel PhD

Thu, Apr 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Hungry Mind: Keeping Kids Inspired, Curious and Motivated

Web site for Susan Engel Summary of Susan Engel's event on April 27 You Tube:  The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity Susan Engel's Blog:  Young Minds/Psychology Today The Glenbard...
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Julian Lazalde & Mariana Proske

Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Choice of Two Programs: A Survival Guide to Parenting Boys or Navigating Educational and Other Challenges for Immigrant Students and Their Families

Navigating Educational and Other Challenges for Immigrant Students and Their Families with Julian Lazalde Workshop topics and resources will include: 1. Changes to federal immigration policies,...
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Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Tue, Apr 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An Evening with Andrew Solomon: Love No Matter What

Andrew Solomon's website  23 min TED talk  Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what 35 min Audio: On Medical Problems and Social Solutions  same talk with additional material Distance from the...
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Ercila Jones

Ercillia Jonas

Fri, Apr 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Career Options/Opciones en Carreras y Profesiones

Program presented in Spanish only - Learn about what you and your student should take into consideration when selecting a college or a university. Become familiar with useful resources available to...
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Hon. Judge Stride

Hon. Robert Berlin, Sheriff Frank Bibbiano, Det. Rich Wistocki, Judge Chris Stride, Patrick McGrath, Justin Wolfe & Linda Lewaniak

Wed, Mar 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tough Teen Topics: Social Media Safety & Anxiety, Parties and Depression

Video of this event HERE Keeping Kids Safe on their Devices (Detective Wistocki's presenation) Juvenile Justice Online Website HERE (mentioned by Detective Wistocki) Adolescent...
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Milton Creagh

Sat, Mar 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Raising Students for Success in a Diverse World


GPS and GPS-FUSE welcome the all as Milton Creagh discusses how we can raise our children to succeed in our diverse world. Milton Creagh is a dynamic, nationally recognized speaker, author, and...
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Carol Ann Tomlinson PhD

Carol Ann Tomlinson PhD

Thu, Mar 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:25 pm

Balanced Parenting For Successful, Independent and Safe Youth Who Thrive

Parent Notes from this event with Dr. Tomlinson All parents want their children to grow up to be successful, independent and safe. Attempting to parent for all three goals can be tricky. The line...
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Drew Dudley

Wed, Feb 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Everyday Leadership: Celebrating the Simple Actions that Improve Each Other’s Lives

Drew Dudley Everyday Leadership Tedx Video   Drew Dudley Lollipop Moment Video  Day One Leadership Podcast Day One Leadership/Drew Dudley Web Site Creating...
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The Robert Crown Center for Health Education

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Raising Healthy Teens in a Digital Age: Sex Ed

Presentation Notes: Raising Healthy Teens in a Digital Age: Sexual Health Workshop for Parents (pdf) Website for Robert Crown Center for Health Education Handout: Sex Education in the Digital...
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Robert Crown Center for Health Education

Wed, Feb 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Raising Healthy Teens in a Digital Age: Substance Abuse Prevention

Website for Robert Crown Center for Health Education You Tube Video:  Why are Teens so Moody? Raising Healthy Teens Drug Prevention in the Digital Age Handout Know Your Child's Friends - Social...
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Dr. Lourdes Ferrer

Sat, Feb 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

SAT Math Review for all students

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On Saturday, February 4, Ferrer will present a free SAT math review session open to all students. The math review session will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. February 4 in the library at...
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Dr. Lourdes Ferrer

Fri, Feb 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In the Driver’s Seat/Padres Sentados en la Silla del Conductor

Presentation Slides from this event/Diapositivas de la presentación de este evento: "12 Strategies to avoid becoming a College Casualty" Ferrer will provide Hispanic parents and guardians with...
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Pamela Randall-Garner

Pamela Randall-Garner, EdD

Thu, Feb 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Social Emotional Learning and Restorative Justice: Teaching our Children the Skills of Building Peer Relationships for a Safe School Climate

GPS YouTube: Pamela Randall Garner Social Emotional Learning & Restorative Practices/Justice (video) Presentation Slides for the event on February 2, 2017: Restorative Practices...
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David Sheff

David Sheff

Tue, Jan 24, 2017 - Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Beautiful Boy: A Fathers Journey Through His Sons Addiction

David Sheff web site:  davidsheff.com CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Treatment): An Alternative to Intervention David Sheff & Nic Sheff - Preventable and Treatable: A Family...
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Leida Woodham and Mariana Proske

Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Two events in Spanish: The Special Education Process Step by Step or How to Identify if Your Teen is Using Drugs

These free GPS events, presented in Spanish only, will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 19  Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St. in Lombard.  Choose "The Special Education Process Step by Step" with...
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Liz Repking

Thu, Dec 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tweens, Teens and the Tech Trends of Today: Creating a Safe Digital Culture

View this presentation on the Glenbard Parent Series YouTube Channel here Liz Repking's Cyber Safety Consulting web site here   Technology is unavoidable. Our students depend on it for...
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sara ward

Sarah Ward

Tue, Dec 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Strategies for Improving Executive Function Skills to Plan, Organize, and Problem Solve for School Success

Sarah Ward Executive Function Lecture Handout - December 6, 2016 Glenbard Website for Cognitive Connections/Sarah Ward YouTube: Prepped and Polished - Sarah Ward, Strategies for Improving...
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Mariana Proske

Mariana Proske

Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

How to Talk to Your Teen About Healthy Adolescent Dating Relationships Glenbard East Library

Teens who learn to develop healthy dating relationships are more likely to have healthy relationships throughout their lives. Healthy teen relationships can positively influence a teen’s ability to...
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Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Glenbard Parent Series Wellness Expo

The Glenbard Parent Series will host a wellness expo on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn. From 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. area health vendors and organizations showcase...
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Julie Lythcott-Haims

Wed, Nov 16, 2016 - Thu, Nov 17, 2016

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Child for Success

TED talks live: Julie Lythcott-Haims: How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting (video, Nov 2015) Getting In: A podcast about the college admissions process with Julie Lythcott...
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McElroy Family

Ray McElroy

Sat, Nov 12, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrating Our Gifts and Talents: Holiday Party

Ray McElroy a former Chicago Bear and Glenbard East parent has managed to capture the hearts and minds of teens and adults nationwide. His amazing and uncanny ability to entertain while delivering a...
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Effie Rouse

Effi Rouse

Sat, Oct 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

New SAT College Admission Test: What You Need to Know and FAFSA Financial Aid Completion

The Redesigned SAT (2016)   Reference document (pdf) from our October 22, 2016 GPS-Higher Ed event on Preparing for the new SAT. College Board/College Readiness web site Jeff Feucht,...
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Patrick Donohue & Janet Reece (Spanish)

Mon, Oct 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Study Skills Now, Life Skills Forever: The Tools to Help Your Child Achieve and a FAFSA Workshop

Study skills are the skills you need to enable you to study and learn efficiently – they are an important set of transferable life skills. In this important GPS event starting at 7:00pm, Patrick...
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Dr. Lourdes Ferrer

Sat, Oct 15, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Grooming for Excellence Academy and SAT Review

Sábado, el 15 de octubre 10:30 a.m. a 3:00 p.m. Lo Que Debemos Hacer Para Sacar Carreras Universitarias Preparación Gratis para la Sección de Matemáticas de la Prueba SAT Dra. Lourdes...
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Dr. Lourdes Ferrer

Fri, Oct 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In the Driver’s Seat (Spanish)

Viernes, el 14 de octubre, 6:30 p.m. a 8:00 p.m. Padres Sentados en la Silla del Conductor Dra. Lourdes Ferrer Este taller académico, diseñado y presentado por la Dra. Lourdes...
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David Yeager PhD

Mon, Oct 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Motivating Teens

Presentation Notes - David Yeager on Motivating Teens The College Transition Collaborative Mindset Scholars Network David Yeager, University of Texas, Austin GPS Blog Post on this event Has...
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Steven Feifer EdD

Mon, Oct 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Practical Strategies to Navigate the Anxieties, Moods and Emotions of Young People

Steven Feifer D.Ed will present a session entitled the Adolescent Brain: Practical Strategies for Navigating the Anxieties, Moods, and Emotions of Young People in the South Little Theater. This...
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Devorah Heitner

Devorah Heitner PhD

Wed, Sep 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World/ Raising Digital Natives

Web site for Raising Digital Natives Parent Notes from this event - Devorah Heitner, Screenwise Many parents feel that their children are addicted, detached or distracted because of their...
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Temple Grandin

Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Different Not Less, presented at 3:00pm and again at 7:00pm

Temple Grandin's presentation Different Not Less/Different Kinds of Minds: the Autistic Brain,  YouTube video of her Glenbard Parent Series presentation here. Temple Grandin's web site 4-H Club...
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Frank Palmasani

Sat, Sep 17, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Conquering the Challenges of College Costs


Resources and handouts from Palamsani's presentation Conquering College Costs 2016 presentation slides College Categories 2016 Financial Fit Handout 2016 Sample Family (table format)   ...
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Laura Koehler

Laura Koehler PhD

Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Coping Strategies to Regulate Anxiety: An Introduction to Distress Tolerance

Video of this event with Dr. Laura Koehler Presentation Slides from this event Dr. Laura Koehler 9/15/16 pdf Some back to school jitters are common but for many students the anxiety lingers....
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Rebecca Skloot

Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – 2016 Glenbard Parent Series Family Read

Web site for Rebecca Skloot YouTube Video: A Conversation with Rebecca Skloot Event Summary - Author Skloot Shares the True Immortality of Glenbard Family Read Her name was Henrietta Lacks,...
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David Swope

David Swope

Thu, Aug 25, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Kick-Off for School Success & Family Picnic – Young People Have the Power to Succeed

The Families United for Students Excellence: (FUSE) African American Parent Committee will host a Kick Off to School Success Family Picnic on Thursday, August 25 at 6:15pm in the Glenbard West...
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Nicole Detling, PHD, CC-AASP

Tue, Aug 16, 2016 - Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Parent and Athlete Meeting – Defining Character On and Off the Field: Who Are you When No One is Watching?

Dr. Nicole Detling received her BA in psychology and sports science from Ohio Wesleyan University, her MS in sport psychology from Ithaca College, and her PhD in sport psychology at the University of...
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