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April 2018

PIA Seminar 2018

April 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Collegiate School Auditorium, 301 Freedom Place South
New York, NY United States
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Vaping: Essential Information and Strategies for Protecting Youth (Presented in partnership with the Hallways Program of Freedom Institute) By Melanie Wells The explosive rise of vaping and JUULing is a deceptively normalized phenomenon, with research now revealing that these activities are far less benign than users initially assumed. And yet, according to Hallways, parents should not despair, but should remember this hopeful message: “YOU are still the most important influence in your child’s life. TALK to your kids, early and…

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November 2019

Fall Seminar 2019

November 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Trevor Day High School, 312 East 95th Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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Dr. Marc Brackett, Ph.D. will speak on the powerful topic of emotional intelligence. Registration includes the option to buy his newly-released book, Permission to Feel.

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May 2020

Spring Seminar 2020 – CANCELLED

May 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Goldwurm Auditorium), 1425 Madison Avenue
New York, 10029 United States
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Dear NYC-Parents in Action Community, 
Like all of you we have been intently following the reports of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The past few weeks and days have been a reminder of just how connected we are to one another. 
Out of an abundance of caution, both NYC-Parents in Action and the Addiction Institute of Mt. Sinai have decided to cancel the Spring Seminar on Marijuana. 

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September 2021

Help Your Teen Develop Healthy Self Esteem: Countering the Messages of Internet Porn with Sari Cooper, AASECT, Certified Sex Therapist

September 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NYC-Parents in Action Two-Part Series: Your Child, Sex and Self Esteem: Starting the Conversation, Fostering Trust

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October 2021

Raising Sexually Smart Kids with Lindsay Fram, MPH

October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NYC-Parents in Action Two-Part Series: Your Child, Sex and Self Esteem: Starting the Conversation, Fostering Trust

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April 2022

Managing Anxiety with Dr. Joanna R. Stern

April 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

April 13, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Webinar

The shifting landscape of the Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted everyone over the past two years, with feelings of stress and anxiety especially prevalent among children and teens. This workshop will engage parents in an interactive discussion with Dr. Joanna Stern and Dr. Laurie Freeman on how to provide structure and increase positive behavior, utilizing proactive techniques drawn from the most up-to-date behavioral research.

Our Speaker:
Joanna R. Stern, PsyD, Senior Director, Mood Disorders Center, Child Mind Institute
Director, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy Programs

Our Moderator:
Laurie Freeman, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist/Supervisor (EFT), and a certified AEDP therapist

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October 2022

It’s Okay to Say Suicide: Talking with Your Kids about Hard Things (Register to receive the recording)

October 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - November 27, 2022 @ 1:00 pm
Zoom, NY United States

NYC-Parents in Action recently hosted a substantive and important online seminar, "It's Ok To Say Suicide: Talking With Your Kids About Hard Things," moderated by our own Dr. Laurie Freeman and featuring Dr. Laura Erickson-Schroth and John MacPhee of the JED Foundation.

Our speakers covered a wide range of topics, starting with a couple of sobering facts:
Drug overdose and suicide are the first and second leading causes of death among young people."
"The rates of self-harm and suicide started to change in 2010-11 after the rise in popularity of social media."

Given the importance of supporting our children's mental and emotional well-being, we are offering our community a chance to register for and receive a link to the recorded event. We encourage everyone in the community who may have missed it to watch. Recording is available until November 27th.

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December 2022

Free Range Kids: Increasing Independence in the Era of Bubble-Wrapped Kids (Recording Available when you register)

December 7, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - January 5, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
Zoom NY United States

*This live event has now passed, but if you pay the registration fee, you will be emailed the recording.*

Strapping our kids securely into the passenger seat of life may help us feel better as parents, but it isn't doing anything to help them forge an independent future for themselves. Free play and exploration is the vitamin of childhood, and Lenor Skenazy, Co-founder and President, Let Grow, is ready to help us step back and allow our children to step up.

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January 2023

Food and Your Child: Navigating Struggles with Eating and Body Image

January 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom NY United States

Join fellow parents as we speak with Dr. Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, PhD, Eating Disorder and Body Size Researcher and Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Tanofsky-Kraff will help us learn how to identify early signs of disordered eating and weight problems in children and teens. She will also discuss which kids are at risk for eating and weight concerns (Hint: It might not be who you think) and how to talk about eating and weight with your kids (They actually do want to talk!).

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February 2023


February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom NY United States

What is life REALLY like for NYC Independent High School students? For over three decades Teen Scene has provided insight into just this question. Join us as this year's 16 teen speak openly on a range of relevant topics including: academics, stress, parties, drinking, drugs, gender identity, consent and mental health.

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