October 2011 Curt Hinson, Ph.D.
The Trouble-free Playground program includes a variety of games and activities, as well as effective management and discipline techniques, that not only help diminish common playground problems, but also help improve overall school motivation and behavior. This program helps to: reduce occurrences of BULLYING; build CHARACTER, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY among children; and helps to create a safe environment on the playground and in the classroom.
October 2011 Dr. Michael Bradley
Dr. Bradley is a licensed clinical psychologist witha doctural degree in psychology. Dr. Bradely's respect-based philosophy is at the heart of his presentations he has given to thousands of parents who are seeking ways to communicate with their adolescent children. www.docmikebradley.com
March 2011 Matt Bellace
The students will see a presentation by a youth, motivational speaker on March 3 as part of this alcohol awareness/social hosting topic. He is Matt Bellace and the joint speaker series is helping to pay the speaking fee along with the youth center, NAPD and high school. All grades at the high school will see him and the 8th graders at NAMS and St. Mike’s. His website is www.mattbellace.com. The aim is to make this event positive and encompass all parts of the community and we are getting a lot of enthusiastic support.
March 2011 What Every Parent Should Know About Social Hosting Liability
The evening of March 10 is a parent-community forum titled “What Every Parent Should Know About Social Hosting Liability”. Participants in the forum are: North Andover High School staff, a representative from the law firm Campbell, Campbell, Edwards and Conroy, a representative from the district attorney's office. and the North Andover police dept.
January 2011 Fostering Respect and Responsibility in Children
Joint Speaker Series presents Rick Irving, LICSW who will be speaking to parents on the topic of Fostering Respect and Responsibility in Children. In this workshop, Rick will discuss why children act in ways that exhibit disrespect towards others. He will explore strategies and techniques that parents can use to encourage respectful and responsible behavior in our children at home and at school. Please join us for the evening and bring questions, examples, worries and frustrations. You will leave with tools and language to use the next day, and the confidence to try them out with your children.
November 2010 Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! The Movement of Imperfection
Today, more than ever, our society is obsessed with achievement and perfection. This is especially true when it comes to our children. It seems you can’t go anywhere without hearing about how someone’s child scored the winning goal or reading a bumper sticker that says, “My honor student loves me.” So what’s a parent of a child who’s not a star athlete or Rhodes Scholar to do? You can join The Movement of Imperfection.
May 2010 John Halligan- Bullying, Cyberbullying and Youth Depression
John lost his 13 year old son to suicide after being bullied by classmates. All middle school students attended an assembly by John during the day and were engaged in discussions before and after the presentation. The evening presentation for all
N. Andover parents was a timely, relevant and touching presentation covering the lessons learned too late for John’s family.
March 2010 Lynn Lyons LICSW “Worried About Your Worrier”
Parents learned skills and information to: accept and manage “normal” worries and transitions; calm and control the physical symptoms of anxiety; choose exploration of the world over avoidance; recognize and change thought patterns of anxious thinkers. Lynn showed that parents and children can learn how to manage fears, interrupting and even preventing the “worrying cycle” of thoughts and behaviors.
November 2009 Joani Geltman, MSW Adolescent Psychology
This program provided tips on how to successfully parent your teen or tween. The information shared with parents included: how to teen proof your home and relationship, set appropriate limits, identify and deal with experimention, and identify risk factors.