Glenbard Parent Series in Spanish will offer guidance on anxiety, depression and motivation in teens

B-PAC: Glenbard Bilingual Parent Advisory Council and GPS: Glenbard Parent Series in Spanish will present "Fostering Motivation and the Power of Achievement" with psychologist Ferney Ramirez at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at Glenbard North High School, 990 N. Kuhn Road in Carol Stream.

Worries about homework, grades, friends, family obligations and the unknown have resulted in increasing levels of anxiety and depression in teens.

Ramirez returns to Glenbard Parent Series to help participants learn how to address irritability, hopelessness, poor school performance and a lack of motivation. Ramirez will discuss the role of emotional intelligence in a child's lifelong success and offer guidance on how to respond to behaviors adults might not understand. He will provide compassionate strategies for caregivers to foster skills essential for teens.

This program will be presented in Spanish only. A holiday celebration will follow the presentation.

Ramírez coordinates programs for families in Chicago and various Illinois school districts and is the author of 10 mental health publications. He is president of the Family First Organization and has extensive experience in clinical psychology, couples therapy, and family counseling inside and outside the United States.

For information, visit or contact Luz Luna at or (630) 942-7447.

Glenbard Parent Series is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, Duly Health and Care, DuPage Regional Office of Education, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Kids Matter, Kiwanis Clubs, Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department, and Webb-Hutter Family Fund of DuPage Foundation.

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