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Glenbrook Special Education Parent Group

The Glenbrook Special Education Parent Association is an Organization of parents of young adults with disabilities form all Glenbrook Schools.  By partnering with the Glenbrook staff, the North Suburban Special Education District (NSSED) and other experts, our purpose is to provide parents with education resources, and networking opportunities to better prepare our children for the future.  

See the list of upcoming events below.  Flyers and Presentation Copies will be available on this link:

Presentation Copies Link

Workshop Flyer Link

                                           PRESENTATION TOPICS AND DATES

       2014.2015


September 22, 2014

What:  When Teens Push Your Buttons;  How To Maintain Your Sanity and Still Be A Good Parent

Presenter:  Gary R. Hill, Psy.D, LMFT, CSADC, GRH Consulting

Where:  Glenbrook South High School

Time:  7:00pm


October 22, 2014

What:  Social Connections for Students with Special Needs

Presenter:  Hollie Sobel, PhD, The Family Institute at Northwestern

Where:  Glenbrook South

Time:  7:00pm


November 2014

What:  Behind the Orange Curtain:  A Look At The Prescription Drug Epidemic

Presenter:  Sara Watts, MA, LPC, Rosecrance

Where:  TBA

Time:  TBA


January 29, 2015


What:  Managing Stress and Anxiety, Sponsored by Glenbrook 225 Special Education                Parent Association

 

           Learn strategies to help adolescents build a competitive edge/function in                            uncomfortable and stressful situations.

Time:  8:30am to 10:00am 

Where:  Lyceum (Room 103) at Glenbrook South High School, 4000 West Lake Avenue,              Glenview, IL  http://www.glenbrook225.org/gbs/home

Who:  Jackie Rhew, LPC, CADC - Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified                        Substance Abuse Specialist

Jackie received her Bachelor of Social Work from Valparaiso University and her Master of Clinical Psychology from Capella University.  Currently Jackie is the Assistant Director of the School Anxiety/Refusal Program at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates.  Her past experience has focused in with adolescents and young adults dealing with eating disorders, self injury, substance abuse, grief issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety. 


March 9 , 2015

PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATIVE PUNS Program (survey tool called the Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Service), Registration will ensure that individuals are on a state waitlist for future services.

Time:  6:00-9:00 pm

Where: NSSED offices, 760 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park

Description: NSSED is offering this convenience for our families. It is our goal to have every student in the ELS Program registered for the PUNS. All individuals, regardless of age, should be registered. Eligible students qualify if they have a developmental disability. This is the time to think about what your loved one with a disability needs to be successful, either in your home or in the community. Keep in mind that this is NOT the time to be proud.  It is time to let your needs be known and inform the state of your needs as well. The process for filling out the PUNS survey involves a face-to-face meeting with a caseworker, the person with the disability, and a family member or guardian. 

RSVP and questions email:  vklein@nssed.org

WHEN YOU EMAIL TO CONFIRM WE WILL SET UP A SPECIFIC APPOINTMENT FOR YOU, TO MINIMIZE WAITING AND TO SERVE YOU MORE EFFECIENTLY.  This meeting is confidential and will take approximately 30 minutes.

More Info: Click here for additional information    See FLYER


March 19, 2015

Topic:  The Most Common Parent Trap: What can I do if my teen has started using drugs?

This workshop is for parents of teens who are experimenting or in a pattern of use with alcohol and drugs.  

Attend this workshop to receive valuable information on how to help recapture the relationship your family had before drugs and alcohol entered your child's life.

David Lee is the founder of Indiana  based Intervention Services, the largest intervention service provider in North America.  Mr. Lee has more than 10 years of experience in interventions, addiction counseling, family systems, and recovery.  His professional background includes development of the S.M.A.R.T. model of interventions, CEO of Sober Solutions, Inc., and Program Developer and Director of the  A Forever Recovery Program in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Where:  Glenbrook South High School Lecture Hall (Lyceum Room #103)

Time:  7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please email:

Ginna Pugh: ginnapugh@sbcglobal.net

Patty Baeckelandt: baeckelandt@gmail.com

You can find information on all of these seminars and events as well as others being offered in the area at:

http://www.glenbrooktransition.org