Upcoming BStrong Together Parent Coffees

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"Green Dot for Parents" Parent Coffee

Thursday, March 8th
9:30 - 11:00 am
Barrington Area Library


Tuesday, March 13th
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Barrington High School GRC

Come learn more about Green Dot - the new interpersonal violence program at Barrington High School.  The Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy is a national program that trains students, faculty, and staff in bystander intervention to help prevent instances of power-based personal violence (PBPV). PBPV is a form of violence where one individual asserts power, control, or intimidation over another to cause harm.  This research-based approach employing social change theory targets all community members as potential bystanders and seeks to engage them through awareness, education and skills practice.  By teaching proactive behaviors that establish intolerance of violence as the norm, as well as strategies for intervention in high-risk situations, Green Dot training results in a reduction of violence in the school community.

At the BStrong Together "Green Dot for Parents" Parent Coffee, Green Dot trainers will teach parents and community members about the program, explain the Three D's, and provide participants with the shared language so that you know how to talk with your children or students about living the Green Dot in their own lives.

"Parenting in the Age of Underage Drinking and Social Hosting Laws" Parent Coffee
Thursday, April 5th
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Barrington High School GRC

As we approach prom and graduation season, it is important for parents to be informed about underage drinking in our community.  Our panel of experts will provide advice about how to talk to your kids about underage drinking, how to be an influencer in your child's life, and give tools and techniques for how to support your child in their efforts to make wise, healthy choices.  We will also share important information about Public Act 097-1049, the Illinois Social Hosting Law that holds adults accountable for underage drinking that occurs in the home.

We hope you will join us for this very important conversation.

Are you stressed?  Is your child stressed?


"Stress Busters" Parent Coffee and Workshop
Wednesday, May 2nd
9:30 - 11:00 am
Barrington Area Library

Join us for the BStrong Together "Stress Busters" Parent Coffee and Workshop at the Barrington Area Library.  We'll talk about stress and anxiety, and share tools and techniques for all ages that can be used to manage stress in order to be happier, healthier, and more productive.  We will offer demonstrations and mini-workshops in a variety of stress management techniques for parents and students, with a focus on ideas that you can easily implement with your entire family.

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