NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle's Family University is planning an evening of education and information for middle and high school students and their parents. The event is a collaborative effort organized by New Rochelle FOCUS and the City School District of New Rochelle. The event will take place on Monday, March 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at New Rochelle High School.
The evening will educate parents on how to support their children in facing tough life challenges, including mental health issues, drugs and dangers online. Workshops will include strategies to reduce stress, combat anxiety, use technology appropriately, make healthy choices regarding sex, and recognize abusive behavior, among others.
The event's keynote speaker will be Ty Sells. His presentation, "Creating Connections That Count," will teach parents how to better connect with their children and provide a nurturing environment where that connection will flourish.
"Each year our numbers increase due to the quality of the workshops and the variety of the topics offered," said Linda Fosina, Coalition Coordinator for New Rochelle FOCUS. "It's a great evening for families. It sparks conversation between parent and child, which is so important to establishing healthy relationships."
The event will feature a hot dinner buffet from Gemelli Pizzeria and will be sponsored by New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. As many as 350 to 400 attendees are expected, and pre-registration is highly recommended, although walk-in attendees are welcome. To get additional details and to pre-register, visit NRFOCUS.org or the school announcements section on the high school and middle schools' home pages.