Community Outreach Program

The Community Outreach Program is a presentation series organized and hosted by the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and co-sponsored by The Valley Hospital, with support from the Ridgewood Education Foundation and the Home and School Association.  The goal of the program is to provide parents and community members with opportunities to gain knowledge, tools, and perspective on topics of interest, which, in turn, helps them to support the emotional and social growth of the children in their lives.


2016-17 Presentations

The 2016-17 series features an incredible lineup of speakers, some who are experts in their field and others who have powerful personal stories. To access flyers containing more information about the series or individual talks, click on the links below.

arent Resources

Following are resources for parents as a follow up to some of this year's Community Outreach Programs.

Click here to visit the Minding Your Mind website, where valuable information and resources can be found on mental health.

This link will take you to the website of Dr. Robert Brooks, where you can view and sign up to receive his monthly articles.

To view the Power Point presentation from "Least Restrictive Environment/Transitions," please click here.

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October 18, 2016 - Fostering Family Closeness & Respect, Dr. Robert Brooks

November 16, 2016 - There & Back, Ken Bartolo

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - How, When & Why to Talk to Your Kids About Money, Ron Lieber

January 10, 2017 - Just Talk About It, A Suicide Prevention Program, Minding Your Mind Speaker Jordan

February 1, 2017 - The Gift of Failure, Jessica Lahey

March 14, 2017 - Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder, Johanna Kandel

April 18, 2017 - Protecting Children & Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair

May 23, 2017 - 9:30 AM: Fostering Resilience, 7:00 PM Authentic Success, Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg