Glenbard Parent Series in Spanish event to feature advice on teen behavior, health

By Peg Mannion
Glenbard District 87
Posted2/8/2021 12:36 PM

B-PAC: Glenbard Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee and GPS: Glenbard Parent Series in Spanish will present "Teen Health Update" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, as a webinar. Go to for the link. Questions may be submitted to prior to the event.

This webinar will be presented in Spanish only.


Adolescence is a critical transitional period, and some important health and social problems can start or peak during these years. Dr. W. Daniel Perez and Linda Avila will discuss the health issues facing teens and how the behavioral patterns established during the teen years help determine young peoples’ health status and their future risks. Adolescents who have a solid bond and communicate with a caring adult are less likely to engage in risky behaviors. They are more likely to adopt positive behaviors and become more effective learners. Perez and Avila will share information families can use to provide youth with the support, relationships, experiences, resources and opportunities needed to become mentally and physically healthy, thriving adults.

Perez is a board-certified specialist in pediatrics with Amita, and Avila is a licensed professional counselor and substance use program administrator at Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc.

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.

For further information, visit or contact Susanna Melon, Glenbard coordinator for English learners & Title I, at (630) 942-7688 or or Gilda Ross, Glenbard 87 student and community projects coordinator, at (630) 942-7668 or

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