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Fall Seminar 2017

01 Nov 2017
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October 25, 2017 – October 25, 2017 Map and Directions | Register Description: NYC-Parents in Action Fall Seminar 2017: EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING BEGINS AT HOME By Melanie Wells   Teen anxiety may be up, but there is help, and hope. That’s the encouraging message the 300+ parents who attended Parents in Action’s Fall Seminar, a collaborative event with The Jed Foundation (JED), heard on October 25th. A trend many parents have noticed – an increase in anxiety disorders among teens and young adults – was confirmed. But the good news is, experts have gotten better at...
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TOP 10 HOT TOPICS

16 Aug 2017
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  – Increase in Heroin Use and the Opioid Epidemic – Teen Suicide – 13 Reasons Why – Bullying – Binge Drinking – Consent – Social Media and Internet Addiction – Coping with Stress – Vaping: Latest Drug “Delivery System?” – Marijuana – Impact of Legalization – Child Safety – Tips for Parents         ============================================================================================================= Effective response needs effective communication, parent to child. Read our Top 5 Communication Tips, for parents ready to begin the conversation: Be available and accessible. Kids open up at unexpected times. Maybe as you turn out the light...
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Using Social Media as a College Application Tool

01 Feb 2017
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Using Social Media as a College Application Tool   by Liz Repking, Founder of Cyber Safety Consulting (cybersafetyconsulting.com) If you have sent a child off to high school, you understand that bittersweet feeling of being proud of this child nearing young adult independence, while realizing that same child will be flying the nest in four incredibly short years. And boy, do those four years go quickly! There are so many things that we as parents are warning our kids about throughout their high school years, especially around the topics of technology and social media. We tell...
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Spotlight on Facilitators: KATHERINE WEBER

01 Feb 2017
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Ask Katherine Weber about facilitating, and it’ll be clear her enthusiasm is as strong now, after five years, as it was when she was first drawn to the work. She happily notes that the rewards of facilitation are “many,” including the chance to “pick up new ideas and strategies” she can use in her own parenting. Katherine recalled her first contact with PIA, attending grade meetings when her children were in Kindergarten: “It was a great way to meet other parents, especially when everyone is new to the community. It was reassuring to hear that...
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