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September 1, 2021
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Check out GPS webinars in September

There are several Glenbard Parent Series webinars planned for September. Go to glenbardgps.org for details and the link to the following Glenbard Parent Series webinars.

Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.: Community Read – The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
GPS selected the compelling memoir “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” as its first semester community read. GPS will host the book’s author, Wes Moore, at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. 

Sept. 14 at 7 p.m: Positive Parenting and Social Emotional Health for the Teenage Years
Webinar will explore positive parenting and the social emotional health of young people.

Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.:  Technology Training and the Wellness Tips to Help Teens Thrive
The webinar – presented in Spanish only – will include discussion of wellness information that set students up to thrive, as well as the digital tools, skills and resources families may use to become effective partners in their children’s education. 

Sept. 23 at noon:  Under Pressure: Taking Control of Stress and Anxiety /Youth Mental Health Post-Pandemic
The webinar will examine the science of stress and anxiety and offer practical tools to best manage emotional overload.

Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist Our Lives Revealed
The webinar will feature a conversation that will examine stress and anxiety and anxieties about the process of therapy and how to best deal with uncertainty in these challenging times. A community address about teen mental health will follow with Glenbard District 87 Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Janet Cook.

Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.:  Behind Happy Faces: Depression and Suicide, Let’s Talk About It
Speakers will provide an understanding of common mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression and discuss suicide myths and facts, suicide contagion and risk factors, as well as warning signs. They also will provide prevention tips for adults and students. A community conversation will follow with Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Janet Cook. The conversation will include resources for interventions and prevention.