Parenting the Young Children to Thrive: Healthy Body and Healthy Brain

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The registration period has closed for this event.

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Registration open through 11/12/2019 5:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

All parents and caregivers want to give their children a good start in life. How can we best nurture, protect and guide our children’s physical, mental, and emotional needs? This presentation with nationally recognized child and adolescent psychiatrist Jess Shatkin Md MPH will offer evidence-based strategies and an update on the science of child development and balanced parenting. We will discuss the importance of sleep, physical activity, and healthy nutrition; the role that trauma and mental illness play in the lives of far too many of our children; and the known strategies that work to prevent mental and emotional distress. How much technology is too much? Join us and learn how to set children up for a healthier lifestyle and success in all areas of their lives as they continue to grow .


Professor and physician Jess P. Shatkin MD, MPH leads the educational efforts of the Child Study Center at the NYU Langone Medical Center, where he supervises the training programs in child and adolescent psychiatry and pediatrics. He developed and continues to direct the nation’s largest undergraduate college program in child and adolescent mental health studies at the NYU College of Arts and Science, in addition to managing research studies designed to enhance student resilience and improve sleep. He is one of the country’s foremost voices in youth mental health, the radio host of About Our Kids. and the author of more than 100 publications, including Born to be Wild: Decoding the Adolescent Brain 12-26.

Continuing Education Credits

Professional Development Credit: Hours - 1.5


Free of charge.

Glen Ellyn Public Library

400 Duane St
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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About Us

The Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) is a joint agreement between Marquardt School District 15, Queen Bee School District 16, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Lombard Elementary School District 44, Glenbard Township High School District 87, Community Consolidated School District 89 and Community Consolidated School District 93 in DuPage County. CASE provides varied supports so that each member district can offer a complete range of services to students with special needs between the ages of 3 and 22 years.

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