Sep
12
10:30am10:30am

Community Book Club Discussion - UAPL

 

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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Sep
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

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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Oct
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

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 you 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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Nov
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Nov
14
10:00am10:00am

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

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
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

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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Feb
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
10:00am10:00am

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

“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
10:00am10:00am

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
10:00am10:00am

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

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
10:00am10:00am

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
10:00am10:00am

Practical Parenting: Understanding Adolescents and Their Emotional Development

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
10:00am10:00am

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
10:00am10:00am

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
10:00am10:00am

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
10:00am10:00am

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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Nov
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

TOBACCO 21

Dr. Robert Crane is one of the nation's leading experts on tobacco addiction. He'll discuss the Tobacco21 movement that is leading cities around the country to change the legal age to purchase tobacco products. Dr. Crane's interactive presentation will examine the nicotine and tobacco epidemic with a special focus on adolescents and pregnant women. Dr. Crane will discuss various new products, such as e-cigarettes, vaping, and hookah products, which have exploded into the teen market. He also explores the developmental neurobiology of nicotine and other addictive drugs.

WHERE: Upper Arlington Public Library (Friends Theater)

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Nov
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Oct
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

THE MARIJUANA EXPERIMENT: CONSIDERATIONS OF LEGALIZATION IN OHIO

Marcie Seidel is the Executive Director of Drug Free Action Alliance and a long time resident of the Upper Arlington community. Marcie’s presentation will provide insight on efforts to legalize marijuana in Ohio and provide facts about what it would mean to communities in Ohio if this ballot initiative passes. Her presentation will weave in findings from other states where marijuana has been legalized for medical and recreational use.

WHERE: Hastings Middle School

 

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Sep
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

COMMUNITY OF RECOVERY

The Stand Project is proud to present TedX speaker, Sarah Nerad. Sarah's inspiring story highlights the importance of community in creating a path to success. Sarah  is the Program Manager for The Ohio State University Collegiate Recovery Community. She also serves as the Director of Recovery for the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention in Recovery, which was recently established at OSU.

WHERE: Hastings Middle School

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