Upcoming Events

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February 23, 2021  (2:00pm - 3:30pm)

Helping Families Navigate the System of Addiction

Operation Parent

Navigating the system of addiction can be an overwhelming task for families seeking help for their loved ones. This presentation will assist participants in understanding the various types of treatment options (their definitions) and provide participants with a roadmap to help them navigate “the system” of addiction.   Register now

Blackboard

February 10, 2021  (7:00pm - 8:30pm)

Marijuana:  Lessons Learned & The Impact on Youth

K.N.O.W. 2 Prevent

Smart Approaches to Marijuana's President, Kevin Sabet,  examines the impact of marijuana on communities — from the effect on youth use to drugged driving to complex concerns surrounding social justice issues.  Learn the lessons learned from legalized states and the overall impact on our young people and public health at large.  Register now

Blackboard

January 26, 2021  (2:00pm - 3:00pm)

Helping Your Teen Overcome Anxiety & Depression

Operation Parent

In this interactive, engaging, and judgment-free workshop, national mental health speaker and author, Zach Westerbeck, will share his story of hitting rock bottom and how he learned to overcome symptoms of anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide. During the workshop, you will learn the fundamental tools you need to help support your teen through their mental health struggles. Come prepared to ask questions and openly discuss your teen’s mental health.   Register now

Blackboard

January 21, 2021  (7:00pm)

Maybe It's Not Just "Experimentation"

DAPC/ Mt. Kisco Partners in Prevention/ The Harris Project

Substance misuse and mental health disorders often go hand in hand and can worsen the course for both.  Learn more about the signs and symptoms of co-occuring disorders, how to overcome barriers to effective treatment, and innovative opportunities in Westchesterfor both prevention and treatment.  Register now

Blackboard

January 20, 2021  (8:00pm - 9:00pm)

Keeping It Positive: Body Image & Self Esteem (*Rebroadcast)

Operation Parent

Learn about current trends and misconceptions in body image, eating disorders, and self-esteem among tweens and teens. The role of media, social media, and family in the development of healthy vs. unhealthy body beliefs and behaviors will also be explored.  Parents will learn about their role in the prevention of problems in these areas and when to seek additional information and help.  Register now

Blackboard

January 20, 2021  (7:00pm - 8:30pm)

Marijuana:  Parenting for Prevention

K.N.O.W. 2 Prevent

Parents face more challenges than ever in having effective prevention conversations with their teens around marijuana use. Even though this drug is more potent than ever, perception of harm is at an all-time low due to legalization, medicinal use and methods of ingesting like vaping and edibles which seem so much easier and more palatable. We can’t give up! In this webinar, we will explore the important role parents play, discuss the landscape of cannabis products our kids may be exposed to and learn how we can reduce the chances of our teens using.

 Register now

Blackboard

January 19, 2021  (7:30pm - 8:30pm)

Need Resilience? - Part II:  Building Resilience

Rivertown Parents

Even in the best of times, parenting can be challenging, but right now, it might seem overwhelming.   Join Donna Volpitta, Ed.D. from Pathways to Empower as she guides parents through her Resilient Mindset Model which provides simple explanations for how we can proactively build resilience and foster mental health.  Register now

Blackboard

January 19, 2021  (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Ending the Silience for Families

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Ending the Silence for Families is a ⁣1-hour presentation for parents, caregivers, and other family of middle or high school aged teens and tweens.  Learn about the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, facts, and stats, the importance of acknowledging warning signs, how to talk with your child, and how to work with school staff.   Register now

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January 15, 2021  (5:00pm)

BEDLAM - Documentary Screening

National Alliance on Mental Illness

After the screening , there will be a panel discussion featuring speakers with both personal and professional expertise - including NAMI national CEO, Dan Gillison - who will focus on housing issues, including the importance of high-quality supportive housing programs, the challenges of providing housing, and how the traumas of homelessness and incarceration continue to worsen this crisis.   Register now

Blackboard

January 12, 2021  (7:30pm - 8:30pm)

Need Resilience? - Part I:  Brain Science

Rivertown Parents

Even in the best of times, parenting can be challenging, but right now, it might seem overwhelming.   Join Donna Volpitta, Ed.D. from Pathways to Empower as she guides parents through her Resilient Mindset Model which provides simple explanations for how we can proactively build resilience and foster mental health.  (Part II will take place on January 19).   Register now

Blackboard

December 17, 2020  (9:00am - 2:00pm)

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Scarsdale DATF / Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service

Would you know what to do if a child was experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis? Learn how to help!

This is a nationally recognized certification course that teaches the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges common among adolescents,band offers a 5-step action plan that equips adults to help youth experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.

Register now

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December 14, 2020  (9:00am - 2:00pm)

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Scarsdale DATF / Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service

Would you know what to do if a child was experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis? Learn how to help!

This is a nationally recognized certification course that teaches the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges common among adolescents,band offers a 5-step action plan that equips adults to help youth experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.

Register now

Blackboard

December 3, 2020  (9:00am - 2:00pm)

Adult Mental Health First Aid Course

Scarsdale DATF / Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service

Would you know what to do if a child was experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis? Learn how to help!

This is a nationally recognized certification course that teaches the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges common among adolescents,band offers a 5-step action plan that equips adults to help youth experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis.

Register now

Blackboard

August 31, 2020

Shedding Light on Opioids (Rebroadcast)

Operation Parent

Learn what parents/caregivers need to know about opioids, how to identify opiates and other drugs, recognize signs and symptoms of use, and where to go for help.  Register now

Blackboard

August 26, 2020 (1:00pm)

Why Kids Need to See Themselves Reflected in the Media They Watch

Common Sense Media

Media has a huge impact on how kids perceive themselves and the world around them.  Today, as racial and social injustice in our country reaches a fever pitch, creating and updating media that celebrates diversity and inclusion has never been more pressing.  Register now

Blackboard

August 25, 2020 (4:00pm)

Truths About Driving From Teens

AAA

You’ve heard from the advocates and the academics – now hear from the teens themselves! This session will bring together a panel of young drivers to discuss their experience of learning to drive, what their parents did well, and what they wish might’ve been done differently.  Register now
 

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August 24, 2020 (2:00pm)

Back to School - Helping Kids Overcome School Anxiety

Operation Parent

Living in a world that’s increasingly unpredictable, today’s kids, especially alternative learners, are more anxious than ever before. Learn techniques for separating the person from the anxiety, talking to the worry itself, and creating effective responses to ‘what ifs’.  Register now
 

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August 19, 2020 (1:00pm)

Building a Digital Ecosystem that Supports Kids' and Families' Well-Being

Common Sense Media

Right now, as schools, peer networks, and communities have been pushed entirely online, the stakes couldn't be higher for creating a digital ecosystem that supports all kids and families.  Register now

Blackboard

August 18, 2020 (4:00pm)

ADHD and Teen Driving

AAA

Difficulties in executive function related to ADHD, including impulsivity and risk-taking, contribute to increases in crash risk and citation frequency. This session will help parents understand how ADHD symptoms affect driving and provide proactive steps they can take to help their teen manage their additional needs for preparation.  Register now
 

Blackboard

August 18, 2020 (4:00pm)

Ending the Silence for Families

National Alliance on Mental Illness 

Understanding mental health problems makes a big difference in young people's lives.  Learn warning signs, stats and facts, how to talk with your child and how to work with school staff.  Register now

Blackboard

August 11, 2020 (7:30pm - 9:00pm)

Parent Support Network - Westchester

Youth Mental Health Project

The Parent Support Network provides parents who are concerned about their children’s mental health with an opportunity to find and support each other in a confidential and safe space. Register now.

Blackboard

July 20, 2020 (2:00pm - 3:30pm)

Teens, Screens & the Summer of COVID-19

Operation Parent

Dr. Paul Weigle, who specializes in child and adolescent psychiatry, will explore how screen media habits impacts the health of teens.  Register now.

Blackboard

July 14, 2020 (7:30pm - 9:00pm)

Parent Support Network - Westchester

Youth Mental Health Project

The Parent Support Network provides parents who are concerned about their children’s mental health with an opportunity to find and support each other in a confidential and safe space. Register now.

Blackboard

June 30, 2020  (9:00pm - 10:30pm)

Marijuana - Parenting for Prevention (Re-broadcast)

Operation Parent

In this webinar, we will explore the important role parents play, discuss the landscape of cannabis products our kids may be exposed to, and learn how we can reduce the chances of our teens using. Register now.

Blackboard

June 30, 2020  (12:00-12:30pm)

Tuesday Talks About Teens - Teen Bullying:  Pre-COVID & Now

Student Assistance Services

Practical strategies for parents of teens on topics that can be challenging.  Efficient - 15 minutes presentation followed by Q&A.  Anonymous - mute audio & video.  Variety - different weekly topics.  More Info.

Scarsdale Drug & Alcohol Task Force

c/o Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Services

14 Harwood Court, Suite 409

Scarsdale, NY  10583

(914) 723-3281

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