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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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December 2021

Virtual Game Night!

December 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We'll bring the games to you in our first VIRTUAL FAMILY BENEFIT! For family fun that fosters connection, join us in our fast-paced evening of virtual games to enjoy with your best buds, kids, pets,  family members aged 4 to 99 - whoever is in your living room. No agenda but fun. DJ! Prizes! Six chances to win! Tickets are limited! Sign up NOW  

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February 2022

Teen Scene 2022! Register Today!

February 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom NY United States

Teen Scene: February 7, 2022
6:00 - 7:30 pm via Zoom

* If you registered and did NOT receive the Zoom link, please email *

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March 2022

Fathers Forum 2022 (A Free Event for All Parents and Caregivers!)

March 3, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New York Film Academy, 17 Battery Place
New York, 10004 United States
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Upping Dad's Game: The Changing Role of the Father in the Modern Family
March 3, 2022
6:30 - 8:00 pm (live at New York Film Academy and via Zoom)
All Moms, Dads and Caregivers are welcome to attend!

Registration Open!

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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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March 2023

FATHERS FORUM 2023: Nurturing Connection at Home and at School

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Trinity School, 101 West 91st Street
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Join Distinguished Panelists John Allman (Head of School, Trinity); José De Jesús (Head of School, Dalton); and Mark Greene (Author, Founder of Remaking Manhood) to Discuss the Evolving Role of Dads.

Fathers Forum 2023 will take place in person at Trinity School and via Zoom.

In-person attendance at the event is BY PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY. There will be NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. Sales for in-person tickets will close on Wednesday, March 1.

A recording of the event will be made available to all pre-registered attendees.

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