DECEMBER 8 @7PM
Youth Mental Health 101:
Supporting Teens in These Challenging Times
Commissioner, Westchester County
Department of Community Mental Health
Dr. Andrew Ecker
Coordinator of Guidance & Child Study,
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES
It's okay to not be okay. At any moment in time, one in five teens will face a mental health challenge. Anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation may be especially heightened right now, making the need for early intervention by parents and caring adults even more important. Join Dr. Andrew Ecker from PNW BOCES and Michael Orth, Commissioner, Westchester County Dept. of Community Mental Health, to learn more about how to tell the difference between normal "teen angst" and signs that your child may need additional support.
NOVEMBER 16 @7PM
The Youth Vaping Epidemic:
What Parents Need to Know and How to Protect Our Kids
Parents Against Vaping e-Cigaretes
Dr. Jonathan Avery
Weill Cornell Medical College and
New York - Presbyterian Hospital
Covid-19 is not the only health crisis we are facing: e-cigarette use increased 78% among high school students from 2017 to 2018, prompting the Surgeon General to classify youth vaping as an epidemic. Currently, approximately one in five high school students use e-cigarettes. Join PAVe’s (Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes) Mimi Boublik and addiction psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Avery to understand how vaping affects our children’s bodies and brains, and how to recognize the signs of vaping to protect our children’s health.
OCTOBER 20 @7PM
I Am One and I Make One Choice for Health:
A Data-Informed, Youth-Driven Prevention Message for Parents
Dr. Robert DuPont
One Choice Prevention
Former White House Drug Chief
Former Director of the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Dr. Caroline DuPont
One Choice Prevention
The adolescent brain is hardwired for risk-taking, making teens particularly vulnerable to substance use problems, including addiction. What you may not know is that there is a growing number of youth making the healthy decision not to use substances, and parents and community members can play a critical role in supporting that healthy choice. A national leader in the field of prevention for more than 50 years, Dr. Robert DuPont and his colleagues will share the latest research on the impact of drug use on the developing brain, and the ways that parents and other caring adults can promote the powerful trend across the country of youth making
One Choice to be substance free.
SEPTEMBER 23 @7PM
Helping Kids Today Become Successful Young Adults Tomorrow
MA, Counseling Education, Top Youth Speakers
As parents, teachers and other caring adults in the lives of kids, we all want the same thing: to see them happy, self-confident and ready for the adult world. Using humorous and touching stories from more than two decades working with at-risk youth and their families – plus his own challenges as a struggling teen – Joshua gives attendees the essential tools they need to help them make that a reality for the children in their lives.