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Parent University Presents: How to Raise Resilient Children With Jackie Rhew on September 25

District 300 Parent University (brought to you by District 300’s Education Services Department and Parent Network) is excited to kick off the 2017/2018 school year with:

“How to Raise Resilient Children” with dynamic speaker Jackie Rhew on September 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Westfield Community School Professional Development Center.

Jacqueline will provide the essential tools for parents to build resiliency in children at any age. It is never too early or too late to learn these strategies. This presentation will review specific interventions designed to assist children in managing their anxiety as well as promote increased motivation, healthy goal setting and active school engagement for the child. Factors that contribute to school avoidant behaviors as well as ways to early identification of maladaptive coping responses will be explored. Attendees will learn how to develop parenting strategies to assist their children with healthy coping responses and engage them in effective communication and language that promotes self-advocacy and independence.

This is a FREE program open to the community. Reservations are not required. Babysitting services are not available. Spanish translation is available with prior notice. For further information, contact Judy Ruffulo (847) 212-6371.

About Jacqueline (Jackie) Rhew, LCPC, CADC: Jacqueline served as Assistant Director for seven years for the School Anxiety/School Refusal Program at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, a program she was instrumental in creating and developing. Jacqueline provides training locally and nationally on topics including anxiety, school refusal, parenting and self-injury. She has co-authored several publications including School Refusal in Children & Adolescents and has been featured on both ABC Channel 7 and CBS Channel 2 newscasts highlighting her work with adolescents struggling with avoidant school behaviors as well as bullying in the schools.

Jacqueline has worked in hospital, educational and private practice settings both in the Chicagoland area and overseas treating adolescents dealing with school refusal, eating disorders, self-injury, substance abuse, gaming addictions, grief, trauma, depression and anxiety utilizing individual, family and group therapy. Jacqueline utilizes dialectical behavior therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy as well as exposure response prevention and relational therapy during the therapeutic process.

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