Community Events & Info
Staying Safe in Teen Relationships
Tuesday, April 6
A live zoom webinar (click here to register)
1 in 3 teenagers will experience dating violence before high school graduation.
Young adults are affected by dating and domestic violence every day. It is imperative to chat with your young adults about healthy relationships, consent, and safety. Not sure where to start? Join Family Shelter Service's Anisha Bhatia and grit2 to learn more about what dating violence may look like, how it could affect your teens, digital safety, and starting the conversation at home.
Anisha Bhatia is the Senior Prevention Educator with Family Shelter Service of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage. Anisha received her Bachelor’s in Sociology and Pre-Law from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Certified Domestic Violence Professional. She has been working in the domestic violence movement for six years, in both direct service and educational roles. She is passionate about educating the community about warning signs of dating abuse and how to build healthy friendships and relationships. When Anisha is not working, she enjoys baking, taking care of her plants, and hanging out with her dog!
Glenbard Parent Series
Your Turn: How to be An Adult
Tue, Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The link to join the webinar is at https://www.cod.edu/GPS.
Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, as well as her own insights as a mother of teens and a university dean, to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and especially fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative techniques that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.
Lythcott-Haims served as an award-winning Dean of Freshmen and Undergraduate Advising at Stanford University for over a decade. She is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Raise an Adult, an anti-helicopter parenting manifesto which gave rise to one of the top TED Talks of 2016, and now has over 4 million views. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience with racism and her journey toward self-acceptance. Her third book called Should be – Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, for young adults will be released in Spring 2021. She is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner of over thirty years, her mother, and her itinerant young adults.
Students are encouraged to attend this free presentation which is open to the pubic and no registration is required. This event will be presented virtually. Participants’ cameras and microphones will be disabled during the speaker’s presentation and slideshow. Questions may be submitted ahead of time to Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.