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2017-18 Wellbeing Series
2017-18 Wellbeing Series
Posted on 12/04/2017
Wellbeing Series

Series Continues on December 11

Communicating about Puberty with Special Needs Youth

flyerDistrict officials have added another important presentation to its 2017-2018 Wellbeing series lineup. The newly added program will focus on helping to prepare students with special needs for puberty.

Communicating About Puberty with Special Needs Youth will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at the Education Center, 49 Cottage Place, from 7-9 p.m. This free presentation will be given by two experts in the field, Ms. Melissa Keyes DiGioia and Ms. Tracy Higgins.

Ms. DiGioia is a Certified Sexuality Educator and author specializing in program delivery for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ms. Higgins is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in sexual trauma and abuse prevention for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The program promises to help parents find ways to prepare their children for the changes that accompany puberty and to share strategies for caring for their bodies. 

Please click here for the flyer.

To get detailed information about this year's presentations and the guest speakers, please click here.

The Community Outreach Program is a presentation series organized and hosted by the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from the Ridgewood Education Foundation and the Home and School Association.  The purpose of the Wellbeing speaker series is to provide parents and community members with opportunities to gain knowledge, acquire practical advice and tools, and hear perspectives from experts in their field on current topics of interest, in an effort to support the social and emotional growth of the children in their lives.