Forum Series

The Tremont School Forum is an occasional series of lectures, events, and activities that explore contemporary issues in the field of education.

Developing Resilience in Teens and Fostering Diverse Friendships
With Brenda Dater, MPH, MSW
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

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Join us for an evening with Brenda Dater, who will speak on helping parents develop strategies to build resilience in their teenage children and support them as they develop and maintain friendships with a variety of peers. She will also share strategies for parents to look after their own wellbeing through the often-turbulent teenage years.

An experienced facilitator of support groups for teens and parents, Brenda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degrees in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Michigan. As a parent of three teenage boys with diverse learning and social profiles and through her work counseling families through the teenage years, she has extensive experience supporting a wide variety of relationships. She has recently published Parenting Without Panic, and will have copies of the books on hand for purchase and signing.

With an innovative, individualized and project-based learning environment, the Tremont School is pleased to host this important discussion that addresses the school’s mission to create a deliberately diverse and collaborative community. A core belief of the school is that strong communities are built on a foundation of respect for diversity of thought, learning styles, personality and culture. Maintaining diverse friendships and developing resilience are important elements of the Tremont’s innovative school climate.