"Beyond Worried: A Conversation about Teens and Anxiety"

Presented by: Dr. Thea Gallagher and Kate Brett

September 13, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our presenters are co-hosts of Mind In View Podcast. Thea is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor. You will often see her interviewed, quoted, or otherwise featured in the media as a mental health expert. She is a Leo who almost never takes a break from overachieving, except to cuddle with her adorable toddler, Georgia, and take in some trashy TV or a Sixers game. Kate is a mental health advocate who was treated for a severe case of OCD eight years ago at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. Following her successful treatment, she started a support group at the center, which is where she met and got to know Thea—the group continues to meet monthly. As a Pisces, Kate has a deep empathy that is both a superpower and a curse; she believes it is her responsibility and her privilege to share her story in the hopes that one person might suffer less as a result.

"Prepare by Knowing the Facts: Teens, Tweens, Substance Use & Opiates"

Presented by: Susan L. Tarasevich, Ed.D. and Aubrey Stull

November 8, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Participants will gain a better understanding about the following:

  • Define addiction

  • Outline the risks involved with substance misuse in youth

  • Explore ways of protecting youth from substance misuse and addiction

  • Discuss current trends of substance misuse among teens and tweens

  • Describe strategies parents/caregivers can use to recognize and respond to substance misuse in teens and tweens

WHAT! My baby is dating?!!?
How to talk to you kids, tweens, and teens about healthy and unhealthy dating relationships

Presented by: Maya Ragavan, MD, MPH, MS.

February 7, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Understanding Eating Disorders

Presented by: Kristin Burmeister, MSSA, LSW from The Emily Program

April 19, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Eating disorders are becoming increasingly better understood by our society. However, many are not fully aware of the prevalence, seriousness, the range of individuals affected by this illness. The purpose of this workshop is to identify causes, signs, effects, and treatment options for eating disorders, from the perspective of individuals who are struggling as well as their loved ones and treatment providers.



  • Identify differences between disorder eating and eating disorders 

  • Identify warning signs of eating disorders and different eating disorder behaviors

  • Learn about the etiology of eating disorders

  • Learn about eating disorder treatment options

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How much does a Parent Up ticket cost?

    • The sessions are free! Thanks to generous donors, we are able to offer this series completely free to parents.

  • How do I join in to the session?

    • The Every Child team will send the live link to the webinar before the event to the email you registered with. Some of our presenters have their own webinar software and you may receive an email from them (check your spam folders).

  • How do I watch a session?

    • We recommend you join in on a laptop and use Google Chrome.

If you have any other questions, please contact us.


Thank you to our sponsors


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We want to empower parents to tackle the tough stuff and we need support from you! Will you help? Your sponsorship will allow us to bring together regional experts in parenting topics. It will allow parents to attend all sessions free of charge, build their parenting toolbox, and ultimately strengthen our Southwest Pennsylvania communities.

Your donation will allow parents to attend all sessions free of charge, build their parenting toolbox, and ultimately strengthen our Southwest Pennsylvania communities.


Thank you for your consideration and we hope we can count on you for your support.