Left unchecked, a teenager’s strong emotions can have a negative effect on their world. Linehan and Kastner will discuss these negative effects — from failing at schoolwork and friendships, to a decline in family relationships and general happiness — and offer concrete steps for parents to assist their struggling young people. Event details: http://www.townhallseattle.org/parentmap-presents-marsha-linehan-and-laura-kastner-regulating-the-many-moods-of-teens/
King County Mental Health works with the community on treatment options, issues of substance abuse, and crisis services. This annual forum will offer legislative perspectives on the upcoming year, and share personal stories of substance abuse. Event details: http://www.townhallseattle.org/king-county-mental-health-presents-legislative-forum/
When a 2013 tornado destroyed Vitsmun's Oklahoma home, she wanted to volunteer for a non-religious, humanist relief organization--but none existed. She'll share her experiences and give an overview of the group she created to serve not only atheists like her, but all people in times of crisis. Tickets only $5!
What does climate change mean to you? Washington high school and undergraduate students were challenged to answer this prompt for the UW Climate Change Video Contest. View the top 10 student-directed shorts, and hear the results from a panel of climate scientists, filmmakers, and artists--including Greenpeace's Annie Leonard. Entrance is free!
What does modern feminist leadership look like? Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, and Hermanns, Executive Director of Pride Foundation, have a few ideas. As two of the many women leading the modern feminist movement, they'll share their wisdom for how women--and men--can work together to expand leadership opportunities for women and girls.
The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana has added new depths to discussions by parents, teachers, and children in regards to drug use. “Rock star scientist” Gruber will share findings on brain imaging and open a dialogue about drug use in adolescents.
In a talk titled “Finding Balance in Today’s Culture of Competition,” Dr. Denise Pope provides parents with strategies to reduce stress at home without sacrificing school achievement and college goals.