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Linden Oaks - Behavioral Health
Linden Oaks has created 'Healthy Driven,' a series of mental health education for parents of teens. These FREE webinars occur the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. More information can be found via this link: Health Driven Parent Webinar Series along with a QR code to register. You can also register via this link:
Upcoming Topic on March 20, 2024: Managing Your Teen's Anger While Keeping Your Cool
GPS - Navigating Healthy Families
Join other parents, students and professionals to learn about issues facing today's youth. The Glenbard Parent Series engages top experts, parents and school staff to become proactive and informed. These workshops are free and open to all communities. You can view upcoming events by clicking on the link below:
Quick Guides for Technology Questions - click on any of the hyperlinks to view a short video
Paper.Co - click on any of the links below to learn more about this free, 24/7 tutoring support for students
Practical Strategies to Help Your Child Manage Anxiety
February 22, 2024 in-person at Tinley Park HS in the Main Gym
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Join us for this information-packed presentation and Q&A session and discover:
Hidden in Plain Sight: Your Essential Guide to Understanding Teen Drug Trends
March 6, 2024 at Oak Forest HS Main Gym
Open House: 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Presentation: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In an ever-evolving world where information and trends change rapidly, staying informed about the signs of drug use among teenagers has never been more critical. Our interactive exhibit, "Hidden In Plain Sight," is designed to bridge this gap for parents and guardians.
Walk through our carefully curated scenarios that replicate real-life settings to uncover hidden warning signs, familiarize yourself with drug paraphernalia, and understand the latest trends in teen drug use. Crafted with expert insights, this exhibit is not just a showcase, but an educational experience that empowers parents with the knowledge they need to identify and address potential issues before they escalate.
By bringing "Hidden In Plain Sight" to your school or community organization, you're taking a proactive step towards creating a safer, informed community that's equipped to protect our youth from the dangers of drug misuse. Step in, and learn how to see the unseen.
Presented by Andy Duran, CEO of LEAD
Understanding the Ins & Outs of Driver Education
September 19, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Oak Forest HS
September 27, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Tinley Park HS
October 5, 2023 (in conjunction with P/T Conferences) 3:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 6:00 pm at Bremen HS
October 11, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Hillcrest HS
Do you have a teenager who is ready to begin driver education? Come and hear valuable information to help you navigate the process of getting your teen ready to drive. Topics include:
There are four (4) presentation dates to choose from, choose the one that works best for you and your family.
If you are unable to make one of the nights, you can view the entire presentation by clicking on one of the links below:
Driver Education Presentation- English version
Driver Education Presentation - Spanish version
Allied Health Care Pathway Endorsement
October 19, 2023
Oak Forest College Center (SSC)
16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, IL 60452
Explore new, in demand, Health Care Career Pathways offered in partnership with South Suburban College. Junior and senior students and parents should attend.
The pathways are:
Come to an open house, ask questions, discover new careers and hear about these exciting programs.
Learn how to use your FREE class waiver, and about a grant-funded program through the Cook County Department of Public Health that will cover your costs.
What's Next for You?
Yes - click the link below for your home school
November 8, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Oak Forest HS in the Main Gym
November 15, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Hillcrest HS in the Main Gym
November 29, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Tinley Park HS in the Main Gym
December 6, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Bremen HS in the Main Gym
This interactive parent and student workshop will focus on exploring what D228 can offer to students as you plan for your future. You will learn about:
If you came last year, this is the same workshop (FYI). You are more than welcome to come again and obtain your student's current College & Career Ready status and continue your learning.
Ending the Silence for Families
December 12, 2023 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm Bremen HS in the IMC
Marianne Bithos, president of NAMI South Suburbs Chicago (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will present a mental health workshop to parents/guardians and students that includes the warning signs, facts and statistics, how to talk to your child and how to work with school staff. Participants will also get an opportunity to hear from a young adult with a mental health condition who will share their journey of recovery.
How to Improve Executive Skills without Frustration
Both workshops below are virtual
January 9, 2024 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
January 18, 2024 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Executive skills are critical to the acquisition of academic skills, but, more importantly, they are the skills students need to get things done. They are brain-based skills such as task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence that are absolutely critical to school success. Some students seem to acquire them naturally, but many students struggle with them.
Dr. Peg Dawson, co-author of the books Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens, will describe how these skills develop throughout childhood and suggest strategies parents can use to help children acquire the critical skills they need to be successful students.
In over 40 years of clinical practice, Dr. Peg Dawson has worked with thousands of children and teens who struggle at home and in school. At the center of their struggles are often weak executive skills. Along with her colleague, Dr. Richard Guare, she has written numerous books on this topic for educators, mental health professionals, and parents, among them Smart but Scattered, Smart but Scattered Teens, Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, and Coaching Students with Executive Skills Challenges. Peg is also a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists, and the International School Psychology Association, and is a recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award.