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October 2015

Fall Seminar 2015

October 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Your Child and Online Safety: Communication Matters By Melanie Wells Virtually all parents – when they have doubts or agonize over solving a child-rearing problem – share a drive to reach the goal that trumps all others: to “keep my child safe.” The Internet has expanded the territory parents need to cover, and at the October 7th PIA Fall Seminar, attendees received insight and guidance on how best to do so, from Chauncey Parker, Special Policy Advisor in the Manhattan…

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October 2016

Fall Seminar 2016

October 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sexual Consent and Your Teen By Lori Gaon If you’re shying away from having “the talk” with your teen, perhaps you should reconsider. Today, social media is pervasive, and kids as young as seven may be exposed to pornography. With this sobering warning in mind, NYC-Parents in Action's Fall Seminar on October 26th addressed the timely topic of Teens, Sex and Consent. The five-member panel, moderated by Lucy Martin Gianino, answered questions, offered insight and gave guidance to parents navigating…

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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 @ 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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