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World-renowned authors and speakers present free research-based information on current topics to support positive youth development. Our programs strengthen family connections and help children of every age thrive. GPS is open to all, and CEU credits are available for school staff.

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Upcoming Speakers

Thu Aug, 22 2024 @ noon and 7pm CST

Dr. Aliza Pressman

Start The Year Off Strong: 5 Teachable Skills to Raise Students Who Can Weather Life’s Storms

Mon Aug, 26 2024 @ noon and 7pm CST

Dr. Amy Cuddy

Presence: Using Body Language and the Mind to Boost Confidence, Performance Under Stress and Social Bravery

Tue Aug, 27 2024 @ noon and 7pm CST

Alok Kanojia

How to Raise a Healthy Gamer: Navigate Power Struggles and Build Better Screen Habits (to Transform Your Relationship With Your Kid)

Wed Aug, 28 2024 @ noon and 7pm CST

Dr. Ann-Louise Lockhart

Early Childhood Event -- Solutions for Fear, Worry and Anxiety in Young Children

Suggested Reading!

Students have their summer reading, and you can get
a head start on books by some of our upcoming authors.

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View the brochure for 2023-24. Our brochure for next season will be available in June.

Join our audience of parents/caregivers, students, school staff, mental health professionals, youth organizations and the community at large to learn about issues facing today’s youth, adolescents and young adults.

I've learned SO much over this year, and I always come away from programs with nuggets I can put into practice right away.

Kathleen

Parent of teenagers

I had that "Ah-HA!" moment when Dr. Tashiro explained why my child was avoiding eye contact! Love these programs.

Jacie

Parent & Teacher

Mental health is not about feeling good.It's about having the right feelings at the right time and being able to manage those feelings effectively.

Dr. Lisa Damour

The Emotional Lives of Teenagers - Sept. 2023

GPS brings a wealth of experience and information for cultivating healthy families with a stellar line-up every year.

Ken Ginsburg MD

Author and GPS speaker

Help teens challenge negative thinking and distorted self image. Remind kids that thoughts are not facts.

Phyllis Fagell

Middle School Superpowers - May 2, 2023

Don't judge the timetable of modern adulthood against how it was when you were young. Things have changed.

Dr. Laurence Steinberg

You and Your 'Almost' Adult Child - April 2024

GPS is by far the most comprehensive speaking network for parents and caregivers today. Where else can you get FREE education from experts?

Randy

Father of 3

Be ready to apologize. What you do *after* a mistake counts--repair is key!

Cathy Adams

Zen Parenting - Dec. 2023

If a child is under duress in any way, their cerebral cortex (where all thinking takes place) will be unavailable.

Bruce Perry MD

What Happened to You - Oct. 2023

I love that I can use my lunch hour to earn CEUs!

Lisa

Teacher

Delight in your child, it doesn't have to be all the time. But find a few moments everyday to delight in them!

Tina Payne Bryson

The Power of Showing Up - April 2024

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