The SCC has brought national bestselling authors and experts on parenting, such as Madeline Levine, Brad Sachs, Julie Lythcott-Haims, Catherine Steiner-Adair, Wendy Mogel, Ana Homayoun, and Lynn Lyons to discuss resiliency, anxiety, grit, the perils of over-parenting, disconnecting from technology, virtual learning during the pandemic, and connecting and communicating with one another. In conjunction with the speaker event each year, we organize book talks in the schools prior to the event featuring the speaker’s works. We have hosted critical presentations on stress and teen depression, dating abuse, drug and alcohol prevention for parents and high schools students. Our Board and Mental Health Committee review current literature in conjunction with considering current issues we are seeing in the community to select topics of broad interest.

We also have available speakers from our Board and Mental Health Committee.

Launch to College Talk

The time is fast approaching when we will launch our students to college. Whether you have a Senior or a Freshman, the launch to college comes all too quickly. Do you know what conversations you SHOULD be having with your teen BEFORE they leave? SCC Board Member and local Psychologist Dr. Melissa Sporn provides the following materials to go along with her hour-long talk.

Presentation slides

Is your senior ready for college?

A different kind of checklist

Further reading on the college transition


Please contact us for more information and booking speakers.