Speakers and Events
Our Next Event:
Looking from the Outside In
Looking from the Outside In
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
As a parent, teacher, coach, priest, religious, or anyone close to a young woman or man transitioning through stages of life, it can be tough to watch your loved ones go through this challenging time. Is there a game plan for these years? How can someone help and not just stand by?
In this talk, Sarah offers an understanding of Emotional Virtue, a map for navigating relationships, and a closer look at how to build up interior confidence.
Visitation Academy - DeChantel Hall, 3020 North Ballas Road
Hidden in Plain View: An Initiative to Help Parents Spot Signs of Risky Behavior - 11/7/2018
Explore an interactive display of a teenager's bedroom containing over 70 items that could signal that a young person is involved in risky activities. Learn how to spot warning signs and get tips for talking with kids about the dangers of alcohol and drug use.
Parenting the Internet Generation - 3/22/2018
International speaker Matt Fradd speaks about the dangers of the internet and how to help protect our kids.
High School Pressures: How to Destress Our Kids - 11/9/2017
Dr. Stuart Slavin and Joann Elliott, M.Ed., LPC, speak about social, scholastic, sports, and college pressures. How to help our kids manage their tension and succeed.
Raising Real Kids despite Reality Television - 3/27/2017
Leah Darrow, a finalist from America's Next Top Model, and Father Augustine Wetta, Monk of the St. Louis Abbey, speak about how your kids can be built up instead of torn down by society's idea of the perfect image. How your teens are made for greatness.
The Psychological Impact and Consequences of Social Media — 9/15/2016
Sr. Marysia Weber, physician, tells us how cell phones and video games are rewiring the brains of young people and what parents can do. Julie Smith, author, highlights social media changing education, communication, and relationships.
The St. Louis High School Party Scene: How to Protect Teens Against Substance Abuse - 10/19/2015
Scott Snodgrass, Bridgeway Behavioral Health, and Lieutenant Daniel Zarrick, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.
How to Recognize and Help Our Teens Cope with Stress, Anxiety and Depression - 9/22/2015
Dr. Linda Popp-Bock, Fr. Augustine Wetta and three area counselors.
How Parents Can Cultivate Virtue in Their Catholic Teens - 2/27/2014
Presentation by Lynne Lang, Director of School Climate, Archdiocese of St. Louis
Sexual Recreation vs Sexual Re-Creation - 11/10/2013
Dawn Eden discusses Catholic teachings on sexuality and her dramatic conversion to Christianity and ultimately the Catholic Church.
Relativism (Full Presentation) - 10/9/2013
Dr. Ed Hogan discusses whether tolerance is a virtue or the beginning of relativism.
Healing the Porn Generation - 2/20/2013
Dr. Robert Furey, LPC, exposes the toll that porn is having on our teens and their parents.
Heroin - 9/12/2012
Police Chief Tim Fitch and Dan Duncan, LCSW, and others urge parents to recognize that heroin is easily accessible, shockingly addictive, and ruinous to lives. What to look for, what to do.
Heroin Parent Brochure (Not Even Once)
Chastity - 3/8/2012
Paul Masek and Gretchen Pacheco discuss the notion of chastity in an oversexed world.
If You Want To Be Happy... Teaching Children and Ourselves the Keys to Happiness and Success - 2/8/2012
Dr. Tim Jordan explains how culture and passion are integral to finding happiness in our world.
The Top Ten Things Administrators Want You to Know - 11/9/2011
Mary Hey, JFK Principal, discusses what schools wish parents would know and understand.