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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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Kids & Drugs: What Your Teen Knows
(That You Don't) About Drugs

Wednesday, Oct. 8    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Nightingale-Bamford School, 20 East 92nd Street

Film Screening & Panel Discussion moderated by Lucy
Martin Gianino. “Join NYC Parents in Action and Partnership
for Drug-Free Kids for a panel discussion and short film
documentary with an honest, eye-opening view on what kids
think, know and do when it comes to prescription drug abuse.”

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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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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

What Are College Admissions Officers Looking For in the Application Essay?

by Carol Barash, PhD, Founder and CEO of Story To College

Between 2005 and 2011, the number of applications the average admissions officer was responsible for reading went from 359 to 622. To distinguish between many students who have strong grades and test scores, admissions officers rely on…


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