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MOVIE NIGHT WITH FAN
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Monday, April 22
One generation from now most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature. New media technologies have improved our lives in countless ways. Information now appears with a click.
But what are we missing when we are behind screens? And how will this impact our children, our society, and eventually, our planet? At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, PLAY AGAIN explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. Is our connection to nature disappearing down the digital rabbit hole?
This moving and humorous documentary follows six teenagers who, like the “average American child,” spend five to fifteen hours a day behind screens. PLAY AGAIN unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure – no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality.
To learn more or to view the film trailer, visit http://playagainfilm.com/ .
FAN PAST EVENTS
Preparing Kids for Future Success
Tools for Parenting Today’s Teenagers
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Tuesday, March 5
This fun and interactive workshop will feature:
- Latest research on the tools adolescents need to succeed in life.
- Most effective parenting techniques for today’s teenagers.
- How parents can build on the skills they already have.
- Simple adjustments in behavior and communication to prepare children for future success.
Attendees will also learn about The Developmental Assets® – common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults.
Program Presenter: Corey Jones of Brignac Education Consulting
Trends in Substance Abuse for Parents
with Lynn Riemer
Tuesday, February 19
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Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear what your kids are hearing!!
Students will have sessions with Lynn Riemer during school on the 19th and 20th of February.
Lynn Riemer, president of ACT on Drugs, Inc., has an outstanding reputation as a speaker, trainer, and advocate on the issues related to drug abuse. As an experienced chemist and prior participant in the North Metro Drug Task Force in Colorado, her life experiences bring a real, personal, and vivid face to the issues presented by illicit drug use, especially the Meth Epidemic.
Over the past 9 years, Lynn has spoken regularly with students, communities, companies, and governmental agencies about drug awareness, recognition, and prevention. While her talks relate to all drugs, Lynn specifically targets Methamphetamine because of its devastating effects and its frequent use.
Thank you for attending the movie event.
A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children’s lives.
Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace; students are disengaged; stress-related illness and depression are rampant; and many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
Race to Nowhere is a call to action for families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.
Race to Nowhere is now available for home purchase.
For more information about the film go to www.RaceToNowhere.com.
PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned- Thematic material involving stress on adolescents
FAN FORUM FOR PARENTS
"Understanding Teen Stress & Anxiety"
How parents can help children manage stress before it becomes destructive
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Students face a variety of stressors from academics to extra-curriculars, social to physical -yet their ability to manage stress is often limited. Teenage coping strategies can lean toward the unhealthy or even destructive and risk compounding problems rather than alleviating them. How can parents help?
The FAN Forum will address the following topics:
- Sources & Signs of Student Stress
- Risks of Typical (and Unhealthy) Teenage Responses
- Healthy Alternatives
- How Parents can Help Their Child
- How Parents can Avoid Making things Worse!
The program presenter is Mr. Jon Cleckler, LPC, CACI. Mr. Cleckler works as a part-time Counselor at the Colorado Springs School and is a therapist with the Juniper clinic, where he specializes in working with teenagers around issues of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
FORKS OVER KNIVES
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What if one simple change could save you from heart disease, diabetes, and cancer? For decades, that question has fascinated a small circle of impassioned doctors and researchers—and now, their life-changing research is making headlines in the hit movie Forks Over Knives. Join us for the free screening of this fascinating movie. A moderated discussion will follow. Both parents and students are encouraged to attend.
To learn more or to view the film trailer, visit http://www.forksoverknives.com/.
DRUG & ALCOHOL AWARENESS NIGHT
Wednesday, October 24
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Drug and Alcohol use by teens is a real and constant concern for parents. This program is intended to give parents the latest information about how and why students choose to experiment and use illegal substances, what parents can do to prevent teen use, and what parents should know about current drugs in the community. Local experts will provide a variety of workshops for parents to choose from.