Parent University is District 155’s premier event for current and future parents. With expert presenters from the community and district, Parent University provides practical information to help parents successfully guide their children through the high school years. The event is free and open to all current District 155 parents and those who will have a freshman in the district’s Class of 2024.
Save the Date!
12th Annual Parent University
February 22, 2020
Host School: Crystal Lake Central High School
45 W. Franklin Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
|8:00 - 8:30 a.m.||Registration|
|8:30 - 9:30 a.m.||Keynote|
|9:40 - 10:30 a.m.||Session A|
|10:40 - 11:30 a.m.||Session B|
|11:40 - 12:30 p.m.||Session C|
- Parents are welcome and encouraged to take separate courses so that you can get the most out of Parent University.
- Courses are filled on a first-come, first serve basis.
- Please choose options for each session. Every effort will be made to accommodate your first choice, but occasionally your second option may be used.
- Your final schedule will not be available until the morning of Parent University.
- You will not receive a confirmation of your registration prior to attending the event.
- Walk-in registrations are welcome where space permits.
- Keynote Address
- A Modern Day Perspective of Post Secondary Options
- Anger Management
- Building Resilient Teens
- The College Process (Juniors/Seniors)
- A Day in the Life: Navigating the School System
- Dealing with Teen Depression
- Digital Privacy in 2019: Keeping Teens Safe
- District 155 Web Resources: Naviance
- Executive Functioning Skills
- Financial Aid & Scholarships
- High School 101
- Illinois Youth Survey
- Legal Issues at Home and on the Road
- Navigating Adolescent Dating
- Our LGBTQ Children: Questions & Answers Families of LGBTQ Youth
- Parenting with Equity
- Parenting Strategies to Teach Students to Use Technology Safely & Independently
- Post Secondary Options - Freshmen/Sophomores
- Teens and Anxiety
- Teens and Vaping: What's Behind the Smoke
Speaker: Jacqueline A. Rhew, LCPC & Dr. Robin Choquette
Jacqueline A. Rhew, LCPC and Dr. Robin Choquette have combined over 35 years working with professionals and parents clinically and have provided over 400 trainings both locally and nationally on a wide array of topics relating to parenting strategies and raising resilient children through goal directed parenting. Their approach of purposeful parenting has helped hundreds of parents develop plans unique to their families, and gain confidence in their parenting strategies to help raise healthy and successful young people.
A panel of District 155 experts including a guidance counselor, school nurse, dean, and social worker will walk parents through important issues faced by students. The panel will cover topics like how to help your student research post-high school options, access health information, and rebound from bad grades along with how parents can work cooperatively with the school to help your child. The panel also will answer parent questions.
Jean Twenge’s research finds this generation is one of the safest generations yet, but, they are also reporting the highest levels of isolation, loneliness, depression, anxiety, and risk of suicide and an inability to feel empathy and believe in one’s own ability to succeed. The focus of this session will be on research and strategies to change these statistics.
From unsafe new-driver tendencies to legal liability for parties hosted in the home, an expert will provide best-practice strategies and safety precautions to protect you and your student. The session will shed light on teen driving laws and other legal issues that may impact your family on the road and in the home.
Forming romantic relationships in middle and high school is normal for teens and often scary for parents. This presentation focuses on what healthy relationships looks like for teens and how to tell if you're teen's relationship is healthy, unhealthy, or abusive. We will also cover some strategies to improve communication with your teen on sensitive topics.