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Our goal is to hold speaker and small discussion groups several times a year. We are working with limited funds, so please consider donating. Past speaker events are listed at the bottom.
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Past Speaker Events
Events listed in order of most recent. If a speaker event was recorded, you will find a viewing link below the title. Discussion Groups not listed, but typically held in months when we do not have a speaker.
Eating Disorders: The Silent Epidemic
Wednesday, November 17, 2021Anxious Child • Picky Eater • Hyper-focused on Body or Food for Athletics or Looks
Eating disorders can affect anyone – any age, any gender, anyone, and may present very differently from person to person. What sometimes can appear as a "picky eater" or "healthy eater," a person hyper focused on food or their body for any number of reasons, such as anxiety, athletics, social acceptance, academic pressure, media ideals and social media, may actually be displaying the early signs of an eating disorder. Eating disorders are no longer rare, and recently have been referenced as an epidemic within the adolescent and young adult populations.
Thankfully, with the right knowledge and tools, families, coaches and educational personnel can spot the early signs, and be one of the most effective influences in recovery. With so many well-intended and also wrong messages about what is healthy in terms of food, weight, and an individuals level of physical activity, it is even more important that we become fully informed of the facts and fictions associated with this problem.
Join us for a virtual presentation by one of the leading experts in eating disorders, Michael Chiumiento, PsyD. Dr. Chiumiento will begin with a 60-minute presentation to explain:
- the facts and myths of eating disorders
- the subtle and not-so-subtle warning signs
- resources and how to get help
He will end with a live Q&A. Questions can be sent in advance to be anonymous, or you can ask live on the presentation.
Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
Wednesday, September 8, 2021Angst, a 56-minute documentary, brings anxiety into the light with candid interviews of kids and teens, expert perspectives, and strategies to help reset thinking patterns, push back against anxiety and support others. This showing will be followed by a pre-filmed, panel discussion with experts.
“Everybody needs to know that anxiety disorders are real, common and treatable instead of viewing them as a personal choice or something to be ashamed of,” said Dr. Jerry Bubrick, Senior Director of Anxiety Disorders Center, Child Mind Institute. “Getting help early is crucial in giving people the tools they need to feel better. We just need to start the conversation."