Can You See Me Now?
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Can You See Me Now?

  • Upper Arlington High School - Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This program provides parents with clues from a teen’s bedroom to help them determine whether their child might be experimenting with or using drugs or alcohol. Room decor, hidden compartments and items to conceal use are located throughout the room.

Addressing problem behavior early is important to preventing negative consequences of use including unsafe decision-making, car crashes and dependence.

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Parenting Teens | Why You Shouldn't Follow the Crowd
Jan
29
10:30 AM10:30

Parenting Teens | Why You Shouldn't Follow the Crowd

We frequently warn our children about the dangers of peer pressure. We’re comfortable coaching our kids in ways that they can resist social influences to engage in risky behavior But how much are our parenting decisions influenced by other parents? How can we, as parents, unite to set healthy boundaries and change those norms that make us uncomfortable or fearful?

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Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Street Smart

Parents will be given a wealth of drug information and learn tips for recognizing use and abuse in adolescents. The program includes information about alcohol, marijuana, huffing, heroin, prescription medications, cocaine, mushrooms, methamphetamines, and LSD just to name a few. Street Smart is a collaborative effort between D.A.R.E. and narcotics officers with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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Naloxone Training - Save A Life
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Naloxone Training - Save A Life

Franklin County Public Health will be here for a community naloxone training. Attendees will learn about the biology of addiction, the risk factors that can lead to addiction as well as some substance abuse prevention strategies. Attendees will learn about the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose and how to properly assist an individual experiencing an overdose. At the end of the training, participants will be given a Naloxone nasal spray kit. Register here:  https://libcal.ualibrary.org/event/4325215

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Social Pressure.  Substance use.  Young people. | Know Better. Do Better.
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Social Pressure. Substance use. Young people. | Know Better. Do Better.

Listen to a panel of speakers discuss the social pressures present today, ask questions, and join the conversation.

Panel members:

Dr. John Leff - General Surgeon, Riverside Hospital

John Rice - Officer on Duty, UA High School

Ali Scott - President, The Stand Project

Jenny Ledman - Board Member, The Stand Project 

 

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PRACTICAL PARENTING: Binge Drinking, Substance Abuse and the College Experience
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

PRACTICAL PARENTING: Binge Drinking, Substance Abuse and the College Experience

Join a Syntero clinician and a panel of recent college graduates for a discussion of college culture and their experiences and observations about the prevalence of binge drinking and substance abuse. Learn about the signs, the culture, and what you can do to arm your children with the tools they need to establish a healthy college experience. 

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Community Book Read: Unselfie (Grandview)
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Community Book Read: Unselfie (Grandview)

Counselors from Upper Arlington schools, Grandview schools and Syntero will lead a discussion about this nonfiction book written by bestselling author Dr. Michele Borba. The book offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood — and explains why developing a healthy sense of empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in the future. 

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Community Book Read: Unselfie (Upper Arlington)
Mar
22
10:30 AM10:30

Community Book Read: Unselfie (Upper Arlington)

Counselors from Upper Arlington schools, Grandview schools and Syntero will lead a discussion about this nonfiction book written by bestselling author Dr. Michele Borba. The book offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood — and explains why developing a healthy sense of empathy is a key predictor of which kids will thrive and succeed in the future. 

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The Social Impacts of Addiction
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

The Social Impacts of Addiction

Addiction has become an epidemic in our country and Ohio is referred to as the “opioid overdose capital of the nation.” Join experts on addiction, public policy, and our social systems to learn about the effects on the foster care system, health care, education, employment, housing, and more. 

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SQUIRREL LOGIC: Addiction and the Brain
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

SQUIRREL LOGIC: Addiction and the Brain

Addiction is not “bad behavior.” The American Society of Addiction Medicine has defined addiction as a chronic brain disease that results in compulsive and self-destructive behavior. Understanding the addicted brain helps us move from blame and frustration to compassion and hope. This presentation shows what happens to a brain when someone abuses alcohol or drugs, and what we can do to help them get well. 

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Tools For Raising a Self-Reliant Kid - Practical Parenting (Grandview)

Research shows that children who are self-reliant and have developed strong coping skills are better prepared to make good choices and to resist peer pressure. Join a counselor from Syntero for practical parenting tips to help you steer your child toward their healthiest path. Get ideas and strategies from professionals and talk with other parents. 

This presentation is at the Grandview Public Library

SAME PRESENTATION, 2 LOCATIONS, 2 TIMES! 

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Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Tools For Raising a Self-Reliant Kid - Practical Parenting (UAPL)

  • Upper Arlington Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Research shows that children who are self-reliant and have developed strong coping skills are better prepared to make good choices and to resist peer pressure. Join a counselor from Syntero for practical parenting tips to help you steer your child toward their healthiest path. Get ideas and strategies from professionals and talk with other parents. 

Upper Arlington Public Library, Friends Theater (downstairs)

SAME PRESENTATION, 2 LOCATIONS, 2 TIMES! 

 

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Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Street Smart

Parents will be given a wealth of drug information and learn tips for recognizing use and abuse in adolescents. The program includes information about alcohol, marijuana, huffing, heroin, prescription medications, cocaine, mushrooms, methamphetamines, and LSD just to name a few. Street Smart is a collaborative effort between D.A.R.E. and narcotics officers with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. 

Come to the Upper Arlington High School main auditorium.

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Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Marijuana: A Panel of Experts Weighs In

This is your opportunity to ask professionals everything you want to know about Marijuana. What does it do to a developing teenage brain? What about medical marijuana? Is it addictive? Is it a gateway drug? What are the different forms of marijuana? Is it really that bad? Where are students getting it?

COME WITH QUESTIONS. LEAVE WITH ANSWERS AND IDEAS. 

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Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Gathering: Contemplation, Stillness & Prayer

  • Trinity United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Refocus, release and re-wire. Many sincere and passionate parents and family members are burning out and are becoming angry and bitter because of the challenges of parenting.

What is contemplation?
Contemplative prayer, remaining silent and open in God’s presence, “rewires” our brains to think non-dually with compassion and kindness. In this stillness we let go of our need to judge, defend, or evaluate, plugging into the mind of Christ. Join us for guided and quiet contemplation to re-set our thinking. 

Thursdays from 6:30-7:30
Sept 28-Dec 7, 2017
Trinity United Methodist Church
1581 Cambridge Blvd
Columbus, OH 43212

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Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Book Study: Breathing Under Water

  • OhioHealth McConnell Heart Health Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Part study, part-self discovery and a big helping of supportive community. If you or a family member have been affected by addiction of any kind, please consider joining us.

We are all addicted in some way – spending, social media, fixing, the approval of others, food, gambling or substances. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction—from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin.

Purchase your book before the first meeting on September 20th or we will have some available to purchase at the first meeting. Although not required, consider purchasing the companion study journal. 

This is a weekly recurring study beginning on September 20th. We hope to see you there!

7-8:30
Room 1 at OhioHealth McConnell Heart Center
3773 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214
 

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Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Community Book Club Discussion - Grandview

Do you sometimes feel like your child’s schedule is too much for them? Do you sometimes feel like their schedule is sometimes too much for you? You are not alone! Join a discussion led by counselors from Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington schools and Syntero. 

Counselors will discuss both a fiction and non-fiction book that make for great book club discussions. Counselors will talk about cultural issues raised in the books The Admissions by Meg Mitchell–Moore and Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation by Vicki Abeles. 

This is part of our community discussion series with Start Talking Grandview, Syntero, The Stand Project, Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington schools, Upper Arlington Public Library, and Grandview Heights Public Library. 

Come to the Grandview Public Library. PLEASE COME WHETHER YOU HAVE READ THE BOOKS OR NOT!

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Sep
12
10:30 AM10:30

Community Book Club Discussion - UAPL

  • Upper Arlington Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Do you sometimes feel like your child’s schedule is too much for them? Do you sometimes feel like their schedule is sometimes too much for you? You are not alone! Join a discussion led by counselors from Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington schools and Syntero. 

Counselors will discuss both a fiction and non-fiction book that make for great book club discussions. Counselors will talk about cultural issues raised in the books The Admissions by Meg Mitchell–Moore and Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation by Vicki Abeles. 

This is part of our community discussion series with Start Talking Grandview, Syntero, The Stand Project, Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington schools, Upper Arlington Public Library, and Grandview Heights Public Library. 

Come to the Friends theater at the Upper Arlington Public Library (downstairs). PLEASE COME WHETHER YOU HAVE READ THE BOOKS OR NOT!

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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Street Smart

Parents will be given a wealth of drug information and learn tips for recognizing use and abuse in adolescents. The program includes information about alcohol, marijuana, huffing, heroin, prescription medications, cocaine, mushrooms, methamphetamines, and LSD just to name a few. Street Smart is a collaborative effort between D.A.R.E. and narcotics officers with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The goal of Street Smart is to provide current narcotics information on trends, terminology, paraphernalia and the physiological effects of substance use. 

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Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

Practical Parenting: Leaving the Nest, Letting Them Fall, and Watching Them Soar

  • Upper Arlington Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“Let it go”. Easier said than done sometimes. Nurturing, protecting, trying to stop them from falling can become a habit. However, it remains unrealistic to expect to protect young adults from EVERY potential challenge, heartache, and failure which they may encounter in life. Join the discussion regarding ways to promote your child’s independence, perseverance and success... even when you’re not there. 

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Jan
17
10:00 AM10:00

Practical Parenting: Fostering Resiliency to Last a Lifetime

Children are like sponges. Why not take advantage of their curiosity and begin developing skills which will launch them successfully in to their dreams and beyond? Join us for a discussion surrounding how to develop and maintain a firm foundation from which children can build skills to successfully navigate academics, relationships and whatever life brings their way. 

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Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Practical Parenting: Helping Your Child Develop Coping Skills to Combat Stress

  • Upper Arlington Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Children are experiencing symptoms of stress and anxiety at younger ages than ever before. Learn how to recognize and respond to your child’s worries and fears. Topics will include: helping your child develop cognitive skills to develop a more realistic and flexible mindset; managing negative self-talk and putting things into perspective; learning mindfulness skills to calm your child’s anxious mind and get out of the cycle of worry and rumination; stress management skills to teach your child to take care of himself everyday with relaxation, self- soothing and pleasurable activities; and learning behavior skills for your child to stop avoiding fear and confront anxiety in a safe way.

WHERE: UAPL (across from Tremont Center) - Little Theater (downstairs)

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Practical Parenting: Marijuana - The Facts, the Risks and How to Prevent Use

You may have heard a variety of claims about marijuana in the media or in everyday conversation. As a parent, making sense of conflicting messages related to marijuana can be confusing. Accurate and balanced information about marijuana is more complex than simple statements. This presentation will provide factual information based on scientific research. Facilitators will also provide strategies about how to talk with your children about marijuana and other drugs. In addition, learn about local and national trends related to substance use among our youth. Understand what factors put our youth at risk for use and what we, as a community, can do to strengthen protective factors to prevent or delay the onset of using substances.

WHERE: UAPL (across from Tremont Center) - Little Theater (downstairs)

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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Practical Parenting: Working Without a Net While Parenting Adolescents

The allure of an audience, the thrill of the risk- the same intrigue of a tight rope act fuels the basic drive of adolescence. Learn how to manage appropriate developmental expectations and understand common adolescent stressors. Discover how to work with adolescents to weave a safety net (even if they don't think they need it) while fostering successful transitions toward independence.

WHERE: UAPL (across from Tremont Center) - Little Theater (downstairs)

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Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Practical Parenting: Understanding Adolescents and Their Emotional Development

  • Upper Arlington Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From the onset of adolescence stems a voyage through astonishing and overwhelming developmental changes. Both parents and teens alike can feel out of control during this journey. Increased understanding of adolescent brain functioning can help navigate teens' changes in moods, improve relationships and reduce distress experienced both by adolescents seeing life with new eyes and adults looking back on the paths already traveled.

WHERE: UAPL (across from Tremont Center) - Little Theater (downstairs)

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May
24
10:00 AM10:00

PRACTICAL PARENTING (8TH GRADE)

The Stand Project is proud to present Practical Parenting, an honest, open, interactive conversation for parents of 8th Grade students. Led by licensed Syntero clinicians, Practical Parenting is a safe, informal, and confidential environment where you can openly ask the questions you want answered, like:

  • What kinds of substances will my child face at this age? 
  • Will this change at the High School level?
  • If my child is offered drugs, what should I do?
  • What kinds of resources are available at the High School for parents/kids?
  • What does Homecoming dance look like?
  • How do I know if my child is using substances? 
  • Should I check phone texts or not?
  • How do I share information with another parent without “outing” my child?
  • How do I have confrontational conversations with my child?
  • When should I consider professional help?

WHERE: UAPL (across from Tremont Center) - Little Theater (downstairs)

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Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

PRACTICAL PARENTING (HIGH SCHOOL - EVENING SESSION)

The Stand Project is proud to present Practical Parenting, an honest, open, interactive conversation for parents of High School students. Led by licensed Syntero clinicians, Practical Parenting is a safe, informal, and confidential environment where you can openly ask the questions you want answered. 

  • How do I know if my child is using substances? What should I look for? 
  • What kinds of substances are kids confronted with at this age?
  • What are some rules I can setup surrounding driving and rides?
  • Should I drug test or not?
  • Should I check phone texts or not?
  • How do I share information with another parent without “outing” my child?
  • How do I have confrontational conversations with my child?
  • When should I consider professional help?

Keep in mind this is the same content that will have been presented earlier this week during the morning session; we are simply having another session for parents unable to attend the morning session.

WHERE: UAPL (across from Tremont Center) - Little Theater (downstairs)

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Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

PRACTICAL PARENTING (HIGH SCHOOL - MORNING SESSION)

The Stand Project is proud to present Practical Parenting, an honest, open, interactive conversation for parents of High School students. Led by licensed Syntero clinicians, Practical Parenting is a safe, informal, and confidential environment where you can openly ask the questions you want answered, like:

  • How do I know if my child is using substances? What should I look for? 
  • What kinds of substances are kids confronted with at this age?
  • What are some rules I can setup surrounding driving and rides?
  • Should I drug test or not?
  • Should I check phone texts or not?
  • How do I share information with another parent without “outing” my child?
  • How do I have confrontational conversations with my child?
  • When should I consider professional help?

WHERE: UAPL (across from Tremont Center) - Little Theater (downstairs)

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Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

STREET SMART

Parents will be given a wealth of drug information and will learn tips for recognizing use and abuse in adolescents. The program includes information about alcohol, marijuana, huffing, prescription medications, heroin, cocaine methamphetamine, mushrooms and LSD just to name a few. Street Smart is a collaborative effort between DARE and the special investigations unit, which is the sheriff's office undercover narcotics branch. The goal of Street Smart is to provide current and up-to-date narcotics information on trends, terminology, paraphernalia and physiological effects to those who are involved with today's youth on a daily basis. 

WHERE: Upper Arlington High School (Auditorium)

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Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

PRACTICAL PARENTING (MIDDLE SCHOOL)

The Stand Project is proud to present Practical Parenting, an honest, open, interactive conversation for parents of Middle School students. Led by licensed Syntero clinicians, Practical Parenting is a safe, informal, and confidential environment where you can openly ask the questions you want answered, like:

  • Are our Middle Schoolers being faced with drugs? If so, what kind?
  • What kinds of friendships should I be fostering for my child?
  • What kind of freedom and independence should I give to my child?
  • What can I do now to educate myself and my kids about substances?
  • What is age appropriate conversation to affect prevention?
  • What expectations can I set up now as a parent that will serve our family well in High School? (phone use, friends and parents, social activities

WHERE: UAPL (across from Tremont Center) - Little Theater (downstairs)

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

PRACTICAL PARENTING (ELEMENTARY)

The Stand Project is proud to present Practical Parenting, an honest, open, interactive conversation for parents of Elementary School students. Led by licensed Syntero clinicians, Practical Parenting is a safe, informal, and confidential environment where you can openly ask the questions you want answered, like:

  • What can I do now to educate myself and my kids about substances?
  • What is age appropriate conversation?
  • Are there any preventative measures I can start now?

WHERE: UAPL (across from Tremont Center) - Little Theater (downstairs)

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