The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will present What Happened to My Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction with renowned journalist David Sheff on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
What had happened to my son? To our family? What did I do wrong? These are the heart-rending questions of a father in sorrow and distress. At this very special event Sheff will reflect on the heartbreaking story of his son, Nic, and the impact his addiction had on their family. Based on his international best-selling memoir “Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction,” Sheff 's honest reflection and wisdom make for an extraordinary program. It’s the story of an athlete and honor student, his descent into addiction and the optimism of multiple trips to rehab. From the early warning signs, to denial, to fear, to grief, to hope, this is a story of powerful and eternal parental love.
Sheff will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Glenbard North.
This program will be repeated at noon Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Marquardt School District 15 administration center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Road in Glendale Heights. CPDUs are available.
Sheff also is the award winning author of “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy.”
GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation and Trust Company of Illinois. Additional support for these events comes from the DuPage County Health Department/Prevention Leadership Team. For further information, visit glenbardgps.org or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 942-7668 or email@example.com.