2020-2021 Speaker Series

    with Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSWW and GVSD Leaders
    Virtual Program

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    COVID-19 has shifted the paradigm in which we foster relationships and cultivate communities. Join us for this online program with Dr. Caroline Fenkel and Great Valley school leaders, who will help us to navigate the “new normal” in order to cope with COVID and embrace isolation. Topics will include solutions to boredom, teen depression and family conflict challenges.

    See event flier here.


    Less Worry. More Joy!
    Positive Parenting Strategies to Help Manage Anxiety & Worry
    with Katherine Dahlsgaard, Ph.D.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD will engage the audience with her knowledge and wit, and will talk with parents about ways they can embrace anxiety and tolerate the discomfort that comes with it. Dr. Dahlsgaard will discuss and model specific, evidence-based strategies to help your child (and you!) manage chronic anxiety and stress, including as it relates to COVID-19, as well as outline common pitfalls to avoid.

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    Cannabis (it's complicated. especially for kids!)
    with Patrick Dowling

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    What was once a relatively simple plant, cannabis (marijuana) has inspired everything from fear to fierce loyalty. We’ll have a conversation about the science of today’s marijuana and its impact on young people’s developing brains. We need to learn all we can about this evolving substance, which bears little resemblance to a plant. Our presenters will address the effects of increased THC levels, social norms, availability, and the impact on a young, developing brain.

    See event flier.

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