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The Science of Happiness: Psychology and the Good Life with Dr. Laurie Santos

Virtual

Laurie Santos is a Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman Residential College at Yale University. Dr. Santos hosts the popular podcast, “The Happiness Lab.” Additionally, she is the director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory and the Canine Cognition Center at Yale. She received her A.B. in Psychology and Biology from Harvard University in 1997...

Free

Who Gets In And Why: A Year Inside College Admissions with Jeffrey Selingo

Virtual

The pandemic has upended the college search for many high-school students. And while some old rules of the admissions game no longer apply, teenagers are still competing on the same playing field. Drawing on research from two years spent inside the admissions process—including sitting beside application readers at three selective schools—this talk from Jeff Selingo...

Free

Behind Happy Faces: Depression and Suicide, Lets’ Talk About It

Virtual

Too often, we hear stories of young people taking their own lives, and we find ourselves asking what could have been done to prevent these deaths. According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens. The time to talk about this critical public health issue is NOW.  Join us as...

Free

Under Pressure: Taking Control of Stress and Anxiety/Youth Mental Health Post-Pandemic

Virtual

New York Times best-selling author Lisa Damour, Ph.D. returns to the Glenbard Parent Series to examine the science of stress and anxiety and offer practical tools to best manage emotional overload. Her insights offer an approach that allows each of us to keep pressure manageable during these difficult times. This free event is open to...

Free

Social Skills and Anxiety Solutions for the Early Child: Start Strong

Virtual

Teach and practice social skills in the best way – through play! Janine Halloran shares the best play experiences for kids to learn and practice social skills in real places and situations. This rich resource includes reproducible, step-by-step plans for how to play, alternatives to each activity, and debriefing questions to reinforce learning. Janine Halloran...

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Loog Fest

Virtual

Loog Guitars just launched Loog Fest, a digital festival for kids and families of all ages, to learn to play guitars (from some major artists –– like Rolling Stone's Darryl Jones!) and interact with other "future rockstars" at the same time! Completely free and family-friendly, rock out right in your own home with quality, educational...

Free

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