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Just Don't Be Weird: Tips for Talking to Tweens and Teens about Sexuality

Presented by:  Kim Cook, RN CHES and Author of Teen World Confidential


When:    Thursday, January 18th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Where:   District 205 Admin Office, 162 S. York, Room 216


In this lively presentation, parents and educators will:

  • Understand the importance of open communication with young people about sex and relationships
  • Recognize barriers to open communication
  • Learn strategies to enable open communication
  • Understand the unique challenges of young people with special needs as they mature sexually
  • Learn how to support children with special needs about their sexuality
  • Feel supported and encouraged as they talk to their child about sex and relationships

Questions?  Email

‘Top Ten’ Tips for Reducing Performance Anxiety in Children and Teens

SERG Meeting:  September 28th, 7:00 pm at the District 205 office, 162 S. York, Room 216

‘Top Ten’ Tips for Reducing Performance Anxiety in Children and Teens presented by Dr. Cathleen O'Hare

Goals: To help parents and educators understand the whole-body effect of anxiety. To depict the relationship between negative automatic thoughts (NATs) and behavioral reactions to stress. To enlist adults in a team approach to identify in others, or for others, the thought processes which are not helpful to mood regulation. To teach adults to identify NATs and then use cognitive restructuring is an emphasis. Practical suggestions, DO’s and DO NOT’s, for making changes to behavioral patterns and for stopping the anxiety cycle will be presented.


Question & Answer/ Open Discussion is planned at end of presentation.


PTA Council SERG Chair, Kristin Boxal,

About Us

SERG is committed to helping all children with special needs reach their full potential. 


SERG is a group of parents and educators that provides programs, resources and networking opportunities to support families of children with special needs. 

SERG is organized and funded by the District 205 schools PTAs.


To support parents of children with special needs from ages 3 to 21 by...


  • Providing information about resources in our community
  • Educating families within District 205 to increase awareness and gain support for individuals with disabilities in our community.
  • Sponsoring programs on a variety of topics related to special education.
  • Providing resources for parents on topics of services, policies and procedures for children with special needs.
  • Connect parents, educators and administrators to increase understanding and collaboration.