BStrong Together Parent Coffees

BStrong Together Parent Coffees bring local experts to the community for free educational presentations and facilitated conversations on topics of concern to students, parents, educators, caregivers, and other community members involved in the lives of our children and youth.   Parent Coffees provide relevant, up-to-date information, as well as tools, techniques, and resources, and the opportunity for conversation that is critical to our shared goal of raising healthy, happy, resilient, and adaptable children prepared to navigate the challenges of today and the future.

During the 2017-18 school year, BStrong Together hosted 8 Parent Coffee events.  Topics included:

  • Mental health, teen depression, and suicide prevention
  • Technology and social media
  • Academic stress and finding balance in today's competitive world
  • Vaping usage among tweens and teens
  • Interpersonal violence and the new Green Dot prevention initiative at Barrington High School (2 events)
  • Underage drinking and the Illinois Social Host Laws
  • Managing stress at all ages 

In addition to the Parent Coffee series, BStrong Together hosted 4 facilitated book discussions on The Self-Motivated Kid: How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children Who Know What They Want and Go After It (Without Being Told) by BStrong Together Speaker Dr. Shimi Kang.


During the Fall of the 2018-19 school year, BStrong Together hosted 3 Parent Coffee events.  Topics included:

  • Building connections - how to help your child identify their trusted adults and what to do if you find yourself a trusted adult for a youth in your life
  • Vaping among tweens and teens our community and what parents and community members can do (two coffees were held on this important topic)

In addition, BStrong Together  hosted a screening of the film "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" and panel discussion, as well as an amazing night with Dr. Devorah Heitner - researcher, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives.

BStrong Together is excited to announce upcoming Parent Coffee events to be held during the Spring of 2019.  Our schedule of events of the second half of the school year is coming soon.  Check back often for more information and a list of additional events that will be coming up throughout the school year! 

To view information about past BStrong Together Parent Coffees, the handouts, presentations, and/or videos

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