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Westford Parent Connection announces 2016-17 speakers


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The Westford Parent Connection has announced its speakers for the 2016-17 season. All events begin at 7 p.m. and take place at the Stony Brook School, 9 Farmer Way, Westford.

Challenge Success: The Well-Balanced Student interactive video. Thursday, Oct. 27. http://www.challengesuccess.org/.

The Predators’ Playground: Internet And Cellphone Safety, with Geoffrey Pavao, Nirisa Nicoletti, and Sean O’Leary. Wednesday, Nov. 2. http://www.connectsafely.org/a-parents-guide-to-cybersecurity/.

Screenagers: Growing Up In The Digital Age film screening and discussion with Dr. Michael Rich, Mediatrician and director of the Center On Media And Child Health. Tuesday, Nov. 15. http://www.screenagersmovie.com/ and http://cmch.tv/about-us/our-team/michael-rich/.

Are Your Children Protected? with Attorney David Feakes, The Parents Estates Planning Law Firm. Wednesday, Jan. 18. [Snow date is Thursday, January 19, 2017.] http://parentsestateplanning.com/

Understanding And Living With Depression And Anxiety, with Susan Hanly and Dianne Walsh. Tuesday, Jan. 24. [Snow date is Wednesday, January 25, 2017.]

Sexual Abuse Prevention: Educated Parents, Empowered Kids, with Mary Lovely and Laura Perry, founders of Say It, Survivor. Tuesday, February 7, 2017. [Snow date is Thursday, February 9, 2017.] http://www.sayitsurvivor.com/our-story.html.

Effective Bullying Prevention, with Marianne Blanchet, M.A., Lowell General Hospital. Wednesday, March 1, 2017. [Snow date is Thursday, March 2, 2017.]

Supporting Kids’ Social And Emotional Needs, with Dr. Joseph Moldover. Thursday, March 9. In collaboration with the Westford Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). http://drmoldover.com/.

Make Caring Common: Raising Kind, Ethical, And Happy Children, with Dr. Richard Weissbourd. Wednesday, March 22. http://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/

Remote Control: Teen Dating Violence, an interactive play performed by Deana’s Educational Theater. Tuesday, April 12. In collaboration with the Westford Education Foundation. http://www.deanaseducationaltheater.org/.

All programs are free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of our many sponsors. 

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