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


Past Events

  • Click each title to watch livestream.

    Internet Safety
    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"
    **AT DHS WEST**
    "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.