Glenbard Parent Series Nov. 17 webinar: Navigating Teen Relationships and Sexuality

  • Author Peggy Orenstein will speak at the next Glenbard Parent Series Nov. 17.

    Author Peggy Orenstein will speak at the next Glenbard Parent Series Nov. 17. Courtesy of Peggy Orenstein

By Peg Mannion
Glenbard District 87
Updated 11/2/2020 3:26 PM

The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present "Navigating the Landscape of Teen Relationships and Sexuality" with author Peggy Orenstein at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Teens are constantly subjected to distorted images and stereotypes in today's world. These misrepresentations greatly impact how they navigate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy.


What are the expectations, the pressures, and the trends? Orenstein is an internationally recognized authority on the sexuality-based challenges facing teens, and their parents, as they come of age in today's culture.

Orenstein will discuss the myths that have seeped into young people's lives and how teens are handling it. She will examine the expectations, pressures and trends in today's society and discuss "hookup culture," sex education, consent and the painful realities surrounding assault.

Orenstein will help you better understand adolescents as you encourage them to become their best selves.

Orenstein is author of The New York Times best-sellers "Girls & Sex: Navigating from Shame and Regret to Integrity and Joy" and "Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookup Culture, Love, Consent and Becoming a Better Man." Orenstein is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, NPR's All Things Considered and the PBS News hour. For more on Orenstein, visit

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You may email questions for Orenstein to by 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16.

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GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Community Consolidated School District 93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation, Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Holiday Inn/Carol Stream, Kiwanis Clubs of District 9, and Prevention Leadership Team of the DuPage County Health Department. This event is co-sponsored by Northwestern Medicine Behavioral Health at Central DuPage Hospital.

For further information, visit or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at (630) 942-7668 or

College of DuPage is a sponsor and livestream partner of the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families. This free educational consortium features distinguished authors, clinicians and educators who share practical research based knowledge, wisdom and personal experience to encourage positive youth development, social and emotional learning, and overall well-being.

GPS is a resource for parents, educators, students and community members to foster self-empowered children who collaborate, communicate, embrace diversity, create and think critically.

Programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required

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