Events & RSVP

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.

Next Event :

Internet Safety

with Katie Greer

Tuesday, January 31

7:00 PM

North Andover Middle School Auditorum

Katie Greer is a nationally recognized speaker, and former Intelligence Analyst for the MA State Police and Director of Internet Safety for the MA Attorney General’s Office. She will explore tools and strategies for you to help your kids and teens navigate technology in a safe and productive way. Topics will include:

What does PRIVACY mean?

• Sexting

• Cyberbullying

How is mental health impacted?

• Tech permanency and its DANGERS

How to be a responsible online consumer

This is a parent’s-only presentation. Anonymous questions can be sent in advance to

We are happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with the North Andover Middle School PTAC. They've provided funding for Katie to speak with the students during the school day!

RSVP required via the form to the right. This helps us communicate any event changes due to weather.

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.

ADHD: Top Ten Strategies to Help Your Kids

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

We celebrate ADHD Awareness Month with a virtual presentation by

Cindy Goldrich, Ed. M., ADHD-CCSP of PTS Coaching.

Cindy is an experienced speaker, ADHD coach and recognized expert on ADHD, Executive Function, and parenting. She’s been featured in ADDitudeMagazine, ADHD Essentials podcast, and many other arenas. Topics discussed include:

  • How to help children not just survive, but also thrive

  • The best supports for your child

  • Facts about ADHD beyond the diagnosis

  • The basics about what Executive Function is and how it impacts learning, motivation, and behavior

Visit for information about her coaching and other programs.

Teen and Tween Dating 101: A Parent's Guide

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

A 60-minute presentation by Arelis Huertas, Director of Community Based Domestic and Sexual Violence Program at the YWCA, and learn:

• Safe dating advise for your teen or tween

• How to spot a good or bad relationship

• Definition of dating violence and types of abuse

• Signs that an adolescent may be in an abusive relationship

• How to support an adolescent who may disclose

• How to address your own concerns about an unhealthy relationship

Watch this 72 sec. video to learn just how manipulation works:

Eating Disorders: The Silent Epidemic

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Anxious 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, 2021

Angst, 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."