• 2021-2022 Speaker Series Upcoming Events

    Parenting On Your Feet + Mock Teen Bedroom
    February 16, 2021
    Location TBD
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    What are the challenges you are facing as parents, caregivers and educators? You will be provided with tools for talking with teens that will lay the foundation for healthy behaviors. Our presenters will address risk and protective factors, changes in behavior and other warning signs, substances frequently used by teens and emerging adults, and more. 

    We’ll begin with a tour of our Mock Teen Bedroom, which helps adults to identify signs of substance use, and trends in the use of cannabis, vaping and alcohol that put kids at risk.

    Together, we’ll develop helpful tools to support our youth!


    Less Worry, More Joy!
    Coming! Spring 2022

    Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD engages audiences with her knowledge and wit and talks with parents and educators about ways they can embrace anxiety and tolerate the discomfort that comes with it. She will return to GVSD to 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 outlining common pitfalls to avoid.

  • 2021-2022 Speaker Series Past Events/Resources

    Digital Parenting, Safety, and Wellbeing with Dr. Elizabeth Milovidov (December 2, 2021)
    International speaker and digital parenting coach Elizabeth Milovidov discussed ways parents can become their children's digital guardians, encouraging the beneficial uses of tech while also helping their kids build resilience, while cultivating empathy and kindness.

    The Search for Identity & Self-Assurance (November 3, 3021)
    Many young people are searching for their identity, resisting a label, or just trying to belong. How does this journey put some young people at risk for substance use or other behavioral disorders? How can family members best support youth who are struggling with their identity? To answer questions like these, a panel of behavioral health professionals and individuals in recovery will join us as we discuss the risks, warning signs, and provide families and educators with the tools needed to avoid harmful coping mechanisms.

    Access Resources Here.