Speaker Series

Speaker Series 2019-20


Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, April 7 · 7 PM

Cindy Pierce

Cindy Pierce

Parents – Do you wish to instill social courage in your children? Would you like to learn more about encouraging young people to rely on their “inner compass?” Do you wonder about when and how to have the uncomfortable conversation(s) with your children about sex? About navigating through a digital world that creates unrealistic expectations about social media use, self-image, and intimate relationships? Cindy’s presentations discuss the ever-changing pressures and challenges that young people face as they attempt to feel relevant in a fast moving world. Cindy brings examples from her research and interviews to shed light on how stressful it can be to navigate the overwhelming influences of social media, porn, and hookup culture. By speaking directly about these topics, she makes these conversations easier for everyone.

Cindy’s Keynotes:

  • Inspire students to be more mindful of their choices online and off
  • Offer concrete tools and tactics to help them stay true to their values
  • Guide kids to recognize and practice social courage

Cindy Pierce is a social sexuality educator, storyteller, and author. Combining comic storytelling and years of research, she engages audiences with her message about making healthy choices and navigating cultural pressures.

Cindy encourages parents and educators to engage in conversations with young people about the influences of social media, Internet porn, and hookup culture. Young people are struggling more than ever to feel at ease, worthy and relevant as they attempt to find balance with all realms of their busy lives.

Cindy and her husband, Bruce Lingelbach have three young adults and run Pierce’s Inn in Etna, N.H

 


Past Events:

Wednesday, January 22 · 7 PM

Nadja Reilly, Ph.D.

Join us on Wednesday, January 22 from 7-8 p.m. where we will discuss child social-emotional development and how this relates to learning and academic success. Nadja Reilly, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Her areas of focus include prevention, school climate, and emotional learning, systems change, consultation, and treatment of anxiety and depression. We will focus on areas that present as risk factors to learning, as well as ways to promote resilience, balance, and well-rounded development.

Nadja Reilly, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Florida and completed her pre- and post-doctoral training at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she worked for 14 years.  She is currently adjunct faculty in the School Psychology Department of William James College, and the Associate Director of the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development at the college.  Her areas of focus include prevention, school climate, and emotional learning, systems change, consultation, and treatment of anxiety and depression. Dr. Reilly is the author of several depression prevention curricula and book chapters, executive producer of the Break Free From Depression documentary, and author of the book Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom:  A Teacher’s Guide for Fostering Self-Regulation in Young Students (WWW Norton).