Past Events

Catch up on what the Plainfield Parent Community Network has been up to! Check out the recordings from our past events here.

Easy Button Mental Health Strategies

Life Hacks for Mental Health and Wellness; Effective, easy strategies to promote the mental health of parents and their elementary, middle school, and high school-aged children


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March 10, 2022

Suicide Prevention: What You Need to Know

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34 years old. From elementary through high school and beyond it is more important than ever to understand and identify the signs of suicide and intervene effectively.


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December 16, 2021

Preparing Your Child to Go Back to School in the "New Normal"

Learn practical strategies you can use to set your students up for success in the 2021-22 school year. Learn how to talk to your student about returning to school. Handle any concerns/anxieties your student may be feeling and much more.


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August 17, 2021

Building Online Resilience

This webinar explores the ways in which socialization has changed, as a result of technology and social media. Discover social skills that prompt healthy interpersonal interaction, which apply to the digital world, and result in cyber safety.


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May 13, 2021

Fostering Healthy/Positive Online Socialization

This webinar explores the ways in which socialization has changed, as a result of technology and social media. Discover social skills that prompt healthy interpersonal interaction, which apply to the digital world, and result in cyber safety.


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May 6, 2021

Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Suicide can be difficult to talk about, yet statistics show it is becoming an increasing concern. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-34 years old. In the interest of keeping our children safe it is apparent that we need to understand and identify the signs of suicide.


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February 24, 2020

Vaping, Marijuana, Opioids: What Do You Know?

As the lines of substance restrictions become more blurred by the day, staying informed is the only way to keep you and your loved ones safe. Dive into the complex world of vaping, marijuana and opioids with two substance and addiction experts as they give an in-depth breakdown of the dangers of the three rising trends.


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January 14, 2020

The Screen Zombie

Raising a child in the Age of Technology is no small task - from apps and games, to social media and YouTube, it can be a battle to get your kids to disconnect from the screen. Join Officer Jeff Bean for your essential look at the good, the bad and the ugly sides of social media, and how to help keep your child safe online.


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December 11, 2019

Over-scheduled Kids (and Frazzled Parents)

We all want our children to enjoy new experiences exploring their passions and talents, but trying to do it all can lead to frustrated kids and frazzled parents. Join 3 Education and Behavior experts to help you find the perfect balance between a full plate and biting off more than your child (or you) can chew.


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December 11, 2019

Does Your Child Struggle with Anxiety?

Presented by the Plainfield Parent Community Network and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health on April 17, 2018. Plainfield Parent Community Network presents "Anxiety Monster: How to Turn Godzilla into Pete's Dragon".


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December 11, 2019

Is Your Child at Risk of Drug Abuse or Addiction?

What Parents Need to Know About Marijuana, the Opioid Epidemic, and Substance Use and Abuse Issues. Presented by the Plainfield Parent Community Network - with Special Support from Linden Oaks Behavioral Health - on January 18, 2018.


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December 11, 2019

Internet Safety Essential for K-12: Keeping Kids Safe in an Always-Connected, Ever-Changing World

A huge THANK YOU to Megan Brooks, the chief investigator of the Will County's State's Attorney's Office High Tech Crimes Bureau, for an insightful and idea-packed presentation on Internet safety for the K-12 crowd. Watch the video below.


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December 11, 2019

The Bully Stop Here and Parenting and Mental Health for a New Generation

Bulling is a hot topic because it's a serious and ongoing problem. Ms. Knepper shares prevention and intervention techniques, and the latest information about the physical and psychological effects of bullying. The challenges facing 21st century families are more complex than at any time in our history and parents and professionals alike are struggling with how to response.


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December 11, 2019

"Mindfulness" with Todd Fink and "The Importance of Failure" with Adam Russo, LCSW

Our first event held in November of 2016 featured two knowledgeable speakers, Todd Fink - speaking about Mindfulness, and Adam Russo, LCSW - speaking about the Importance of Failure.


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December 11, 2019