Reframing Conversations: Raising Sexually Healthy Teens with Dr. Logan Levkoff, Ph.D
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
As a sexuality educator for over twenty years, our speaker Dr. Logan Levkoff has designed and implemented sexuality education programs for students, faculty, and parents in many independent, public, religious, and secular schools, as well as worked with organizations globally.
Our conversation topics included:
- What typical adolescent sexual development looks like
- How to understand the changing landscape and language of gender
- How to answer questions about sex, sexuality, and consent in a factual, sex positive, and empowering way
- A new model for understanding sexual health
- Navigating the sexual health challenges that come with technology
Screenagers: Next Chapter – Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience (1-hour film followed by 1-hour group discussion)
Monday, December 9, 2019
Screenagers: Next Chapter is a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done to help children build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. Click here to see the trailer.
For those who saw the first Screenagers movie, this film steps away from the broader issues of screen use and moves on to deeper issues being experienced by our teenagers managing stress and anxiety. It gives parents strategies to recognize the signs and effectively talk to their children.
The screening was followed by a group discussion around managing stress and anxiety.
Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents and Students
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The workshop was conducted by representatives from W!SE, Working in Support of Education, a leading educational nonprofit that promotes financial literacy. Their award winning and nationally recognized programs for youth and adults improve financial knowledge and financial behavior by encouraging people to budget, bank, save and set financial goals—key barometers of financial well-being.
Executive Function Skills: Raising Confident and Competent Kids
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Michael Delman, author of Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay: Building the Executive Function skills your child needs in the Age of Attention, gave a presentation titled, “How to build executive function skills: your guide to raising confident and competent kids.” In preparation for the event, the WESS PA hosted three book club meetings for parents and provided copies of Delman’s book.
Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n Roll
Thursday, November 1, 2018
The event focused on two hot-topics that surround raising teenagers – sexual activity and substance abuse during adolescence. We talked about the prevalence and impact of youth substance use, adolescent sexual development and activity, and resources available to students and their families. Parents were able to discuss their concerns and ask questions of experts in the field.
Teens & Technology
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Johanna Burgos, Training Supervisor at NYC non-profit Day One, and Aristo Orignos, WESS Teacher and Crew Advisor, facilitated a discussion to educate parents about dating abuse and the significant role technology plays in both healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors among young people, as well as to provide guidance on how parents and the WESS community can support students in navigating their friendships and dating relationships.
Further Information: http://www.dayoneny.org
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Experts Dr. Dana Dorfman and Dr. Linda Olszweki joined the WESS community to talk about adolescent development and the work they do to support teens and parents through middle school and high school.
- Parenting Adolescents PowerPoint by Dr. Dorfman
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
“Angst” is a documentary that looks at anxiety, its cause and effects, and what we can do about it. Angst features interviews with kids and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety, experts charged with helping people manage their anxiety, and those researching its causes and sociological effects.