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Parent Chat Winter 2023
Parent Chat returns in January bringing light to hidden topics of self-harm, body image, and what caregivers need to know about suicide, while also sharing the strength of grit and gratitude. Coach Sheri Gazitt asks the questions we as parents struggle with, focussing on evidence-based steps to incorporate into our parenting.



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We look forward to seeing you at Parent Chat!
Feb 1, 2023 07:00 PM
Mar 1, 2023 07:00 PM
Mar 15, 2023 07:00 PM
Apr 5, 2023 07:00 PM
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Speakers

Michelle Mitchell
Michelle Mitchell is an award-winning speaker, and bestselling parenting author. She is highly sought after for her compassionate and grounded advice for parenting tweens and teens. Michelle started her career as a teacher, but left teaching in 2000 to found Youth Excel, a ‘boutique’ health promotion charity which delivered tailor made life skills programs and psychological services to thousands of young people and their families. Today she uses her experience to write and speak in schools, community events and through media.
Pam Coburn-Litvak
Drawing on 25 years of research and teaching the effects of stress on mental health, Dr. Pamela Coburn-Litvak helps organizations manage their work stress. She earned a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior from SUNY Stony Brook. Her research has been published in Neuroscience and Neurobiology of Learning and Behavior. She is an author, trainer,and executive coach.
Abby Erickson
Hi! I'm Abby, Licenced Mental Health Counselor. I'm passionate about helping teens and young adults with disordered eating and body image concerns, anxiety, and self-esteem. It's hard to know how to talk to your teen about body image and eating habits, especially because many of us struggle with it as adults! I'll be sharing some pointers about how to talk to your teen about these issues, so you can help them develop a more peaceful relationship with food and body.
Megan Reibel
Megan is Forefront's School Based Programs Manager and comes to her role with over 15 years of experience working with young people and their families as a school counselor, coach, classroom teacher, and parent educator. Deeply grounded in the world of education, Megan works as a full-time member of Forefront's professional staff, managing, directing, developing and supporting a wide range of programing that focuses on comprehensive suicide prevention across the K-12 sector. Megan is passionate about increasing the capacity of individuals, schools, and families to effectively manage mental health challenges. Megan holds her Masters of Education in School Counseling and is certified as a Professional Educational Staff Associate in School Counseling.