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A conference for parents to learn and share about important teen topics from 15 community professionals.


Individuals who are raising teens know that this time of development for young people comes with challenges and celebrations. Parents and guardians are working to support young adults through life socially, academically, spiritually and emotionally. The goal of this event is to help caretakers LEARN, SHARE, and CONNECT with one another for support through the challenges of raising teens. We hope to help parents access community resources and apply information that is meaningful to their own experiences. Additionally, we hope to create a connection between parents who share paths and can support one another.

About the Keynote

Dr. Richard L. Holloway
Professor of Family Medicine and Associate Dean for Student Affairs Emeritus, Dr. Richard L. Holloway, of the Medical College of Wisconsin will keynote the event. Dr. Holloway will provide a message of hope and resiliency through his own experiences and journey as a parent. He will draw upon his professional expertise in clinical work as a marriage and family therapist and research on the emotional dimensions of health and illness.

Event Layout

Keynote and Breakout Sessions

A keynote speaker will kick off the event. Following the keynote, the crowd will break out into sessions. There will be multiple workshops offered during three sessions that will run throughout the day. Individuals can select topics that are most meaningful to them. All parents and guardians are welcome. The messages will be targeted for parents and guardians of teens. Children should not attend. Examples of topics include:

  • Helping students with a loss.
  • Executive Function and teens
  • Racial and Global Awareness for our Leaders of Tomorrow
  • Navigating the System: What to do when you feel your child may need therapy

Some organizations speaking include:
  • Healing Hearts of Waukesha County
  • Gals Institute LLC
  • Your Choice to Live, Inc.
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Elmbrook Schools

Schedule Breakdown

8-8:30 Reception and registration
8:30-8:45 Welcome and announcements for the day
8:45-9:30 Keynote- Dr. Holloway
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-10:45 Session one
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Session two
12:00-12:15 Break
12:15-1:15 Session three

Parking and Registration

Parking is available in the front, west-side, and north-side of the building. Registration will be in the front of the building (entrance facing Gebhardt Rd.). The keynote address will be in the cafeteria.

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Childcare will be available at the event for toilet-trained children, provided by National Honor Society students. Please indicate your need when you RSVP.

January 13, 2018
8am - 1:30pm
Brookfield Central High School