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Parent Education

When parents are excited and eager to learn, so are their children. Sacred Heart’s Parent Education Program provides parents with opportunities to grow, connect and discover, so their children will thrive both in school and in family life.

2018-19 Events - Details Coming Soon!

Save the dates for the 2018-19 series of Parent Education forums. Check back for time and location details.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 8:45 am | Cole MPR
The Inside Scoop on High School Admissions

In this popular talk, parents of recent Sacred Heart graduates share the ways they supported their children through the high school admissions process. How will your family navigate the logistical, emotional and social challenges ahead?

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 7 pm | Chapel
Dr. Margaret Park, MD - "Healthy Sleep for Kids"

Current parent Dr. Margaret Park is a board certified sleep physician. Dr. Park will present on sleep hygiene, the importance of quality sleep for kids and the consequences of poor sleep.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 8:30 am | Driehaus Center
Dr. Doris Rusch - "Leveling Up: How to Make the Most out of Gaming"

Dr. Doris C. Rusch is a game designer, researcher, play aficionado and associate professor at DePaul University. Her work focuses on the theory and practice of game design, particularly in regard to games that model the “human experience,” create empathy and can be used for mental health activism.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 11:30 am luncheon at Osteria Via Stato - 620 N. State St. | 7 pm Chapel
Dr. Ned Hallowell - The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness and Addressing Childhood Anxiety

Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell is a highly recognized international speaker. He has presented to thousands on topics such as ADHD, strategies on handling your fast-pace life, the childhood roots of adult happiness, how to help your employees shine, ADHD and relationships and other pertinent family and health issues.

New Event Series: Coffee and Conversation with the Counselors

November 1, January 10 and February 28 (Thursdays), 10-11 am, Cole MPR

Last year, Dr. Michele Borba spoke to the Sacred Heart community about several practical things parents can do to build empathy in their children. Please join Sue Heybach, Laura Sloman and Elizabeth Wilton as they take a closer look at Dr. Borba’s revolutionary framework for activating empathy in children from birth to young adulthood. Come join the conversation and explore what the “Empathy Advantage” is all about.

Let’s come together to get inspired by the power of empathy!

Past Parent Education Events

Use the drop-down menus below to explore Parent Education events from past school years.

2017-2018 Events

Michele Borba - “UNSELFIE: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed In Our All-About Me World"

Dr. Borba’s aim is to strengthen children’s empathy and resilience, and create safe, compassionate school cultures. Dr. Borba offers audiences practical ways to activate empathy to raise kids with compassion, courage, conviction to become social changemakers and make a difference in our world.

Dr. Borba is the award-winning author of 22 books translated into 14 languages. She is a regular NBC contributor appearing 135 times on the TODAY show, and has been featured on Dateline, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew, The View, NBC Nightly News, The Doctors, Fox News, The Early Show, CNN and others.


Parent to Parent: The Inside Scoop on High School Admissions

In this popular talk, parents of recent Sacred Heart graduates share the ways they supported their children through the high school admissions process. How will your family navigate the logistical, emotional and social challenges ahead?

Parent Education: FCD Prevention Works

FCD Prevention Works is an international nonprofit provider of school-based substance abuse prevention services. For decades, FCD has worked worldwide to give students and the adults who care for them the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to make informed decisions about alcohol, tobacco and drug use.

St. Phillippine Duchesne - Crossing Frontiers Today

To celebrate the bicentennial of St. Philippine's founding of the first international Sacred Heart school, Board of Trustees members Sr. Maria Cimperman, RSCJ, PhD and Fr. Steve Katsouros, SJ, EdD reflect on the legacy of Philippine's momentous journey to the New World.

Sr. Cimperman is Associate Professor of Catholic Theological Ethics at Catholic Theological Union and the Director for the Center for the Study of Consecrated Life. Fr. Steve is the Executive Director and Dean of Arrupe College, a two-year college of Loyola University Chicago that offers a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse population, many of whom are the first in their family to pursue higher education.

2016-2017 Events

Lisa Damour, Ph.D: “Untangled: Guiding Teenagers through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood”

Lisa Damour is a psychologist, author, teacher, speaker and consultant who directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls. She writes the Adolescence column for the New York Times’ “Well Family” online report. Her New York Times bestselling book, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, was released by Random House in February 2016.


Olen Kalkus, Headmaster, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart: “Boys and Girls: Same but Different”

In this presentation, Olen Kalkus will discuss the chemical, structural and developmental differences between boys and girls, and what implications those differences may have for the teaching and learning environments and strategies for each. Olen Kalkus earned a B.A. in government and Spanish from Colby College and holds a Master’s in Human Development from Salve Regina University and a M.Ed in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Columbia University. Prior to his appointment as Headmaster of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, he held numerous positions as a teacher and administrator at all boys, all girls and coed schools.

Parent to Parent: The Inside Scoop on High School Admissions

In this popular talk, parents of recent Sacred Heart graduates share the ways they supported their children through the high school admissions process. How will your family navigate the logistical, emotional and social challenges ahead?

2015-2016 Events

Parenting Perspectives with Karen Jacobson, MA, LMFT, LCPC and Lauren Bondy, LCSW

As co-founders of Parenting Perspectives, Karen Jacobson and Lauren Bondy help parents enhance their parenting tools to promote healthy development and nurture the unique potential of their children.


Viewing of "Screenagers"

Directed by Delaney Ruston, MD, "Screenagers" probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. The movie screening was followed by a panel discussion.


Parent Education Forums are organized by Sacred Heart Schools’ Leadership Team, School Counselors and Institutional Advancement Department.

Questions?

Contact Bethany Collins, Institutional Advancement Associate, for more information or to RSVP for events.

SCHOOL COUNSELORS


Sue Heybach, MA, LPC, NCC
High School Placement Counselor & Middle School Counselor
773.681.8451

Laura Sloman, AM, LSW
Lower School Counselor
773.751.7649

Elizabeth Wilton, MA, LCPC
Primary School Counselor
773.681.8479