Past Speakers

Please visit the Past Speakers pages on this web site for resources, handouts and lecture notes from many of our events.


Trending Topics

Please visit our GPS blog to find topics from today’s headlines, notes from past programs/speakers and the issues that matter to you most.



You may watch many GPS presentations on Glenbard Parent Series’ YouTube Channel.  Video presentations include Frank Bruni, Dr. Laurence Steinberg, John Underwood, Dr. Robyn Silverman, Ken Ginsburg, and many more.


Glen Ellyn Public Library Book Discussions

The Glen Ellyn Public Library has partnered with Glenbard Township High School District 87 for the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families.  Discussions are held at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn IL.  All are welcome.  To learn more visit

August 17: Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to be Reunited With His Mother by Sonia Nazario. Then meet the book’s author on Aug 23.

September 7: Get the Behavior You Want Without Being the Parent You Hate: Dr. G’s Guide to Effective Parenting by Dr. Deborah Gilboa. Spend the day with Dr. Gilboa Wednesday, September 13.

October 5: Ungifted Intelligence, Redefined: The Truth About Talent, Practice, Creativity, and the Many Paths to Greatness by Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman. Dr. Kaufman speaks at Glenbard South High School on Monday, October 9 at 7 pm.

November 9: The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey, JD. Ms. Lahey speaks at Glenbard West High School on Tuesday, November 14 at 7 pm.


College Board

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


LEAD (Linking Efforts Against Drugs) 

We are a drug prevention organization, and we believe young people are capable of making good decisions.

“How Do You Host?” campaign to educate and raise awareness on Social Hosting (pdf)

How to Talk to your Kids about Substance Abuse Guide is an organization dedicated to connecting people seeking addiction treatment to the resources they need to succeed.  How to Talk To Your Kids About Substance Abuse guide:

Drug Facts Conversation Booklet

“Get the Conversation Started” is a guide for parents from the Robert Crown Center and the Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department.  Drug Facts Conversation Booklet


Parents, Teens, Parties and the Law Brochure

This brochure offers suggestions regarding establishing guidelines for teen-agers when they host or attend parties.    PTPLhandout


John Underwood – Life of an Athlete

Power Back Diet (Nutrition Summary for Athletes)
Sleep Manual (Recovery and Rest for Athletes)


Prevention and Treatment Resource Links

1 in 4 Campaign:

360 Youth Services:

AAIM (Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists)​

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital:

Carol Stream Police Dept Social Services Unit:

Cebrin Goodman Center:

Collaborative for Academic, Social, Emotional and Learning:

DuPage County Health Department:

DuPage County Health Department Behavioral Health Services and Crisis Services: Crisis Hotline-( 24/7): 630-627-1700

DuPage Medical Group:

DuPage Metropolitan Enforcement Group:

Erika’s Lighthouse:

FORWARD DuPage (Fighting Health Weight Among Residents of Dupage County):

Gateway Foundation Alcohol and Dug Treatment:

Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service:

Leading Efforts Against Drugs (LEAD):

Life of an Athlete:

Linden Oaks at Edward:

Link Together Coalition:

Metropolitan Family Services Wheaton:

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness of DuPage County):

National Suicide Prevention : 1-800-273-TALK(7255)

Northwest Medicine Behavioral Health at Central DuPage Hospital:

Parents Matter Too:

PATT (Parent and Teens Together):

Robert Crown Center for Health Education:

RxBOX Dupage:

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration):



Community Resource Links

Anderson’s Bookshop:

Bloomingdale Police Non Emergency Phone Number – 630 529-9868

BR Ryall YMCA:

Breaking Free:

CARES (community Action Resource Education Safehouse Parent Network):

Carol Stream Police Non Emergency Phone Number – 630 668-2167

Emmy Gaffey Foundation:

FAN (Family Action Network):

Family Shelter Service:

Giving DuPage:

Glen Ellyn Police Non Emergency Phone Number – 630 469-1187

Glendale Heights Police Non Emergency Phone Number – 630 260-6070

Healthy Lombard:

HGNA (Helping Girls Navigate Adolescence):

Lombard Police Non Emergency Phone Number – 630 873-4400

Parent Education Consortium (PEC):

Peoples Resource Center:

Teen Parent Connection:

The Bookstore:

West Nation:

Wheaton Police Non Emergency Phone Number – 630 260-2161


Schools and Library Links

Bloomingdale Public Library:

CASE (Cooperative Association for Special Education):

College of DuPage:

Community Consolidated School District 89:

Community Consolidated School District 93:

Glen Ellyn Public Library:

Glen Ellyn School District 41:

Glenside Public Library:

Helen Plum Memorial Library:

Lombard School District 44:

Marquardt School District 15:

Queen Bee School District 16:

Wheaton Public Library: