Past Events

We invite you to view these videos of our past speaker events. You can also find these and more on The Coalition Connection Youtube Channel.

Jennifer Golick – Today’s Marijuana: What You and Your Teen Need To Know. October 18, 2016

Mike Riera – Staying Connected to your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What They’re Really Saying. October 4, 2016

Uppers Downers & All Arounders. Jennifer Epstein Faucett, guest speaker at Redwood High School.

Parenting event by Joani Geltman, author of Survival Guide to Parenting. Video of the event below:

Having difficult conversations with your teen/child around cannabis use; parent Q&A session (Jennifer Golick, LMFT and Clinical Director of Muir Wood Treatment Center together with Drake Peer Resource students).

In her recent presentation to Tam District high schools and local feeder middle schools, Jessica Lahey, author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, discussed why parents must learn to refrain from stepping in anytime kids experience disappointments and frustrations so they can learn from life’s inevitable mistakes and setbacks and grow up to be successful, resilient, and self-reliant adults.

If you missed the speakers presenting WEED 101 at Redwood High School, you can see the full presentation here.

Other Past Events

BRIDGING THE GAP: A Parent’s guide to the transition from Middle to High School
March 22, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Drake High School

Speakers from the Drake Counseling Team, the Drake Wellness Team and the RVHCC coordinator will give you an overview of “what to expect” from your teen as they make this journey from 8th to 9th grade. Topics will include:
Academic differences/expectations
Social and Emotional Health
Party scene
Communication with your teens

My Digital Tat2: Social Media in High School
November 2, 2016
7:00 PM– 8:30 PM – Family event
Tamalpais High School Student Center

Co-Founders, Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet, LCSW, PPSC and Erica Pelavin, LCSW, Ph.D., will use short video clips and group discussions to facilitate conversations about cyberbullying, digital reputation, social networking sites and common-sense strategies for cybersafety. The goal is for high school parents to leave with tools to guide their teens to be smart and ethical producers and consumers of technology.

This event is sponsored by Drake, Redwood and Tamalpais High Schools.

Today’s Marijuana: What you and your teen need to know
October 18, 2016
7:00 PM– 8:30 PM – Family event
Redwood High School Small Gym

Jennifer Golick, LMFT, Ph.D. and Clinical Director of Muir Wood Treatment Center, will educate parents and their teens on the current state of marijuana use by teens in Marin and around the country. A panel of teens from Tamalpais High School Union District will be part of this presentation for a Q&A session.

This event is sponsored by the Ross Valley Healthy Community Collaborative and the Twin Cities Coalition for Healthy Youth.

SafetyNet: Smart Cyber Choices
September 22, 2016
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Parent event (White Hill students will attend in-school program)
White Hill Middle School Library

Back by popular demand, the award-winning Internet Safety Program created by the San Diego Police Foundation and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Parents will learn how kids today are using technology and how we can keep them safe online.


Staying Connected to Your Teen
October 4, 2016
7:00PM – 8:30PM – Family event
College of Marin Theater, James Dunn Theater

Michael Riera, Ph.D. and author of Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers and Staying Connected to your Teenager helps translate what teenagers mean (but can’t say) by their behaviors and attitudes. He connects research to everyday teen behavior and shows parents how to become more flexible in their responses. This can in turn help improve relationships with teenagers and enable healthier teens.

This event is sponsored by Drake, Redwood and Tamalpais High Schools; Kent, Hall, Mill Valley, White Hill and Del Mar Middle Schools.