Welcome! 2019-20 Events

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2019-20 Events

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Hidden in Plain Sight

SEPT. 25, 2019 • 6:30-9PM • MIHS PAC

Would you see the signs of youth alcohol or drug use in your home? Come to a Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit and learn what to look for and what to do if you find something.  The Hidden in Plain Sight initiative helps parents spot signs of at-risk behaviors using an interactive display of a teenager’s bedroom.  This program includes an interactive display, a resource fair and a presentation providing valuable information and resources for parents to help prevent youth substance abuse.  For adults and parents of children in middle & high school.  Adults ONLY.


LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL SERIES | A Four-Part Series

Sponsored by KCLS and Friends of the Mercer Island Library
Parents/adults and high school students welcome
For more information, contact Carrie Bowman  clbowman@kcls.org

Navigating American Higher Education with Your Children
Saturday, October 5, 2019 • 2:30PM • MI LIBRARY
Presented in Mandarin by Kate Wang, MyCOS

Finding the Right College Fit
Monday, October 7, 2019 • 6:30PM • MI LIBRARY
Presented by Claire Nold-Glaser, College Planning Help

Minimizing Student Loan Debt
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 • 6:30PM • MI LIBRARY
Presented by Tony Leahy, Consumer Education and Training Services (CENTS) 

Finding Your Path After High School
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 • 6:30PM • MI LIBRARY
A panel discussion with adults and students from the MI community.
A partnership between KCLS and MIHS counseling staff.


Parent Edge & the MI Forefront Team present
Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents

NOV 14, 2019 7 PM MIHS Library

Learn evidence-based prevention strategies to help youth in crisis stay safe and get support. Like first aid and CPR, this valuable knowledge supports healthy families and communities. Visit www.intheforefront.org for more information.

FREE EVENT.  For Adults/Parents ONLY!   

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FOREFRONT | 青少年自杀预防

2019年11月14日•晚上7点•

学习以证据为基础的预防策略,帮助危机中的青少年保持安全并获得所需要的支持。 就像急救和抢救一样, 获取宝贵的知识将有助于家庭和社区的健康发展。 这个活动适合中学和高中学生的家长。(只适于家长)

www.intheforefront.org


ROSETTA LEE
Who We Are: Identity, Inclusion, and Allyship

JAN. 14, 2019 • 7-9PM • IMS

How do we learn about our various group identities?  From whom do we learn the meaning of these terms? What messages have we internalized about ourselves and others? Learnhow we co-author peers’ identity as well as our own, how the cycle of oppression and cycle of bullying pressure us to reinforce stereotypes, and what we can do as allies to break these cycles and work toward inclusion of all.  For adults, parents of children of all ages & for middle and high school students.


RACHEL SIMMONS

Enough As She Is
How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Happy, Healthy, Fulfilled Lives

Feb12, 2020 • 7-9PM • MIHS PAC

Girls have never been more successful, yet they’ve also never struggled more with anxiety, stress and depression. In this talk, Rachel translates the toxic messages about achievement that girls have internalized, and teaches parents the tools to help girls practice self-compassion, redefine success, pursue purpose, and—most importantly—let them know they are enough as they are.  For adults and parents of children of all ages.


THE UPSTANDERS
Indie-Flix Film Screening 

March 3, 2020 • 6:30-8:30PM • MIHS PAC

“The Upstanders” documentary explores cyber-bullying, bullying amongst friends, families, co-workers and the brain science behind it all.  Learn about resilience and the power of peers to end bullying.  Includes resource fair, film screening and panel discussion.  For adults, parents of children of all ages and for students grades 5-12.


Parent Edge & the MI Forefront Team present
Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents

APRIL 2, 2020 • 7PM • IMS Library

Learn evidence-based prevention strategies to help youth in crisis stay safe and get support. Like first aid and CPR, this valuable knowledge supports healthy families and communities. www.intheforefront.org for more information.

FREE EVENT.  For Adults/Parents ONLY!   

Click for Helpful Handouts

FOREFRONT | 青少年自杀预防

2020年04月02日•晚上7点•墨瑟岛初中

学习以证据为基础的预防策略,帮助危机中的青少年保持安全并获得所需要的支持。 就像急救和抢救一样, 获取宝贵的知识将有助于家庭和社区的健康发展。 这个活动适合中学和高中学生的家长。(只适于家长)

www.intheforefront.org