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.

BStrong Together has hosted Parent Coffee events on topics included:

  • Mental health, teen depression, and suicide prevention
  • Technology and social media
  • Academic stress and finding balance in today's competitive world
  • 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 usage among tweens and teens our community and what parents and community members can do 
  • Interpersonal violence and the new Green Dot prevention initiative at Barrington High School 
  • Underage drinking and the Illinois Social Host Laws
  • Managing stress at all ages 
  • Parenting children of all ages
  • Anxiety in children and teens

In addition, BStrong Together hosted Harvard educated, international speaker and researcher, Dr. Shimi Kang, for her presention "The Self-Motivated Kid: Raising Healthy, Happy Kids in This Modern World" as well as 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 2019-2020 school year. Click here for the Fall 2019 Programming Menu or check back often for more information and a list of additional events.

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

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