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BUILDING HEALTHY TEEN RELATIONSHIPS - Starts With Us 4.21.21

Led by 3 relationship experts, this ParentEd Night guides 5th - 12th grade parents how to build supportive healthy relationships, authentic connections and safe environments for their children to thrive. With a focus on establishing healthy boundaries, open conversations and mutual respect, our experts will help parents navigate difficult topics on teen identity, sexual consent and dating violence.
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YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:
  • Prepare your child to create and maintain healthy relationships.
  • Help your teen define and assert boundaries in relationships - physical, emotional and mental.
  • Guide your teen on sexual consent, open safe communication, and preventing dating violence.
  • Navigate the Identity Revolution and the impact on kids
  • Start supportive conversations, including what words to use.
  • Recognize warning signs that your teen is in relationship trouble.
  • Support your child if they come out to you or share that a friend has come out to them
  • Be an ally for the LGBTQ+ community to make it easier for your kids to share difficult conversations with you.
 
 

BEHIND HAPPY FACES - with Author Ross Szabo 12.9.20

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THE TRUTH ABOUT VAPING & WEED - 10.28.20

 
 

NEW PARENT ORIENTATION - 08.20

 
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Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention
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Raising Kids in the Digital Age
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For those of you who were unable to attend, here are a few resources for you from Ross Szabo:

1. Video of my mental health message to review or share with friends.

2. Discussion guide on mental health

3. A helpful chapter from my book “Behind Happy Faces”

 

"WE NEED TO TEACH MENTAL HEALTH THE SAME WAY THAT WE TEACH PHYSICAL HEALTH!"

—Compare mental health to physical health. We don’t only encourage people who have cancer, diabetes, heart problems or other issues to seek help and tell everyone else that they only need to go to a doctor when they have a disease. However, we do tend to tell people they should seek help for their mental health only when they’ve completely broken down. This isn’t working. Mental health isn’t having a problem; it’s how you address all of the problems in your life. When someone takes care of their physical health they eat right, workout and take care of their body. For someone to take care of their mental health they need to think about how they cope, communicate, what their relationships are like and take care of their minds.