Parent Speaker Series
Parent Speaker Series events feature speakers and presentations that support student health and wellness. Events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: *DASD Central Office Building (540 Trestle Place, Downingtown, PA 19335)
*Unless otherwise noted
October 20; 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Trauma, Resilience, & the Importance of Self-Care
A collaborative presentation with the Chester County Aces Coalition
A virtual presentation that provides a foundational understanding of the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma, highlights prevention strategies, offers ways to build resilience, as well as discusses the importance of self-care. Use this form to ask a question.
Click each title to watch livestream.
Joe Myers, Community Outreach Supervisor, The Crime Victim’s Center
Learn how to better understand the internet, where kids learn to use it and how to build healthier boundaries
Accessing Behavioral Health Services
Regan Sarmento,M. Ed. Adolescent Service Liaison, Onward Behavioral Health
Learn how to access treatment in the community and better understand levels of care
Managing Grief and Loss Around the Holiday Season
Lara Krawchuk, LCSW, Healing Concepts, LLC
The holidays can be an especially difficult time for those facing grief and loss. Learn tools to help manage your emotions and find support in the community.
Recognizing Signs of Depression and Suicide, Mental Health Awareness
Matthew Wintersteen, Ph.D, Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
What are the signs of depression and suicide? How can you protect your child? Answer these questions and more while learning best practices to keep your child safe.
February 6: Screening of "Screenagers Next Chapter"
*Due to copyright protection, we cannot provide a recording for this title*
"Screenagers Next Chapter" reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.
Watch the trailer here.
Drug Trends and Vaping in Our Youth
Caroline Fenkel, Center for Families, Malvern, PA
What are the signs and symptoms of substance use and vaping? Learn how to recognize these behaviors in children and find support.
Keli Laverty, Be Rooted
Learn strategies for transitioning to a summer that looks different than normal, including tools to manage uncertainty and change in order to build inner resources and resilience in our kids