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Be Involved, Be Informed,
Be Connected.

We provide education, information and a communication network to inform parents about social and developmental issues. With these tools we strive to help parents communicate openly, effectively and consistently with their children.

About Us

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How to Raise a Drug Free Kid:
The Straight Dope for Parents

Wednesday, Nov. 12   5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Harmonie Club, 4 East 60th Street

In partnership with CasaColumbia®, we will offer an evening of conversation
with Joseph A. Califano Jr., author of “How to Raise a Drug Free Kid”
and a panel discussion featuring Yale University Psychiatry Experts.


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Fall 2014 Benefit Luncheon

Thursday, Nov. 13  2014    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Colony Club, 564 Park Avenue at 62nd Street

Support PIA and hear the dynamic and witty Dr. Robin Berman,
UCLA Professor, psychiatrist, author and mother of three,
who will discuss her new book Permission to Parent,
How to Raise Your Child With Love and Limits.



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Teen Scene 2015

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trinity School, 101 West 91st Street

Our popular, sell-out signature event returns. Hear a panel of NYC
independent high school teens speak candidly, telling it like it is,
with Q and A to follow. Moderated by Lucy Martin Gianino.


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Fathers Only 2015

Monday, Mar. 2, 2015   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Hewitt School, 45 East 75th Street

Our signature events for dads. Fathers Only 2015 will feature
“A Conversation About Fatherhood” with George Davison,
Grace Church School Head and father of two, using the movie
“Boyhood” as a springboard for discussion.


Facilitated Parent Talks

What’s a ‘Parent Talk’?

Words From Our Chair of Facilitation
Laurie Freeman, PhD

Every parent knows that parenting today is fraught with complicated issues, and that as our kids get older, the issues only get more complicated…

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Guest Column

New Research Findings on Girls

by Osy Harrison

Girls Leadership Institute (GLI) has worked for over a decade to address the psychological barriers girls face regarding leadership and healthy relationships. In a study sponsored by the Keds Brave Life Project, GLI conducted original research on courageous behavior and character. Dare to Dream, Dare to Act: What Girls Say


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