Speaker Series Archive

Past Speaker Presentations


2019-2020 Speaker Series

The Sex Talk
How to Talk With Kids About Sex

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Speaker Panel >

Susan B. Doyle, CNM, MN, CSC
Se
xuality Expert/Speaker

Ken Jackson, PhD
School Counselor
Decatur High School

Navvab McDaniels
Parent, Sexuality Speaker
Decatur Parents Network Member

Moderator >
Lillie Huddleston, PhD
Executive Director of Equity and Student Support
City Schools of Decatur


Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Speaker Panel >

Cheryl Nahmias, PhD
Instructional Coach
IB Coordinator
Decatur High School

Eston Melton
Technology Director
City Schools of Decatur

Suzanne Kosmerl
Hashtag Parenting

Lisa Miller, LAPC
Individual & Family Counselor
Pathways Transition Programs, Inc

Maria Halpin, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Dekalb Community Service Board


Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Speaker Panel >

Greg Wiseman
Principal
Renfroe Middle School

Terrie Moore, CP
Certified Preventionist
Executive Director
Decatur Prevention Initiative


Navigating the Rapids of Academic Stress
Helping Your child Flourish

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Speaker Panel >

Cheryl Nahmias, PhD
Instructional Coach
IB Coordinator
Decatur High School

Ken Jackson, PhD
School Counselor
Decatur High School


Vaping – UPDATE
Important New Evidence & Current Trends

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Speaker >

Laura Searcy MN, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Marietta Neonatology

Board Chairman
Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse
2017-2018 President
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners


Show Me That I Matter
Cultivating Youth/Adult Relationships That Make a Difference

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Speaker >

Jessica Andrews-Wilson
Prevention Specialist, Executive Director,
The GUIDE, INC

Introduction by >
David Dude, PhD
Superintendent
City Schools of Decatur

2018-2019 Speaker Series

How to Help Your Teen Manage Stress
in High School & Beyond

April 29th, 2019

Speaker Panel >

Cheryl Nahmias, PhD
Instructional Coach
IB Coordinator
Decatur High School

​Ken Jackson, PhD
School Counselor
Decatur High School


March 19th, 2019

Speaker Panel >

Emily Howard & Marion Crabb
Sexuality Educators


January 31st, 2019

Speaker >

Jessica Andrews-Wilson
Prevention Specialist
Executive Director
The GUIDE, INC


December 5th, 2018

Speaker >

Laura Searcy MN, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Marietta Neonatology

Board Chairman
Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse
2017-2018 President
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners


Alcohol, Drugs, Teens & Tweens
What Every Decatur Parent Needs to Know

November 8th, 2018

Speaker Panel >

Greg Wiseman
Principal
Renfroe Middle School

Terrie Moore, CP
Certified Preventionist
Executive Director
Decatur Prevention Initiative


The Anonymous People
Movie & Panel Discussion

September 30th, 2018

Q & A with Guest Panel


Decatur High School Student Center
Connections, Skill Building, & Support

August 15th, 2018

Speaker >

Dianne Acuña Andree
Student Success Coordinator
Decatur Student Center

2017-2018 Speaker Series

April 18th, 2018

Speaker >

Dianne Acuña Andree
Student Success Coordinator
Decatur Student Center


March 21st, 2018

Speaker >

Scott Tewell
Social Media Enthusiast
Decatur Parents Network Member


Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Bias
What Your Kids Want You to Know

January 23rd, 2018

Speaker >

Erin Beacham
Education Director
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)


No, Not My Kid
Decatur Parents Network
Founding Members Share

October 25th, 2017

Leadership Panel >

Nia Schooler
Eric Tumperi
George Dusenbury

Moderator >
Kimberly Jones, PhD
School Counselor

Department Head
Decatur High School


August 24th, 2017

Speaker Panel >

David Dude, PhD
Superintendent
City Schools of Decatur

Lori Heeman
Parent, Executive Director
Joe's Fund

Chris Clark
Lieutenant
City of Decatur Police

Terrie Moore, CP
Certified Preventionist
Executive Director
Decatur Prevention Initiative

2016-2017 Speaker Series

April 19th, 2017

Leadership Panel >

Eric Tumperi
Nia Schooler
George Dusenbury
Terrie Moore

Moderator >
Kimberly Jones, PhD
School Counselor
, Department Head
Decatur High School


March 8th, 2017

Speaker >

Jessica Andrews-Wilson
Prevention Specialist, Executive Director
The GUIDE, INC


February 9th, 2017

Speaker >

Ken Jackson, PhD
School Counselor
Decatur High School


When Teens Break the Rules
School, Law Enforcement, & Court Perspectives

January 11th, 2017

Speaker Panel >

Fatima El-Amin
Judge
DeKalb County Juvenile Court

Richard Phillips
School Officer, Decatur High School
City of Decatur Police

Duane Sprull
Director
Decatur Career Academy


Intersections of Bullying, Cyberbullying, & Bias
What Your Teens Want You to Know

November 9th, 2016

Speaker >

Erin Beacham
Education Director
Anti-Defamation League


Teen Mental Health
Stress, Anxiety, & Depression

October 5th, 2016

Speaker Panel >

Sunaina Jain, PhD
Child & Adolescent Psychologist
Founder & CEO
Pathways Transition Programs, INC

RK Avasthi, MD
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Medical Director
Pathways Transition Programs, INC


Substance Abuse 101
How to Talk to Kids About It

September 7th, 2016

​Speaker Panel >

Terrie Moore, CP
Certified Preventionist
Executive Director
Decatur Prevention Initiative

Jessica Andrews-Wilson
Prevention Specialist, Executive Director
The GUIDE, INC


August 11th, 2016

​Speaker >

Kyle Frantz, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
Georgia State University

Director of Science Education
Center for Behavioral Neuroscience

2016 Speaker Series Launch

March 28th, 2016

Speaker Panel >

David Dude, PhD
Superintendent
City Schools of Decatur

Mike Booker
Chief
City of Decatur Police

Jessica Andrews-Wilson
Prevention Specialist, Executive Director,
The GUIDE, INC


Questions submitted at the March 28, 2016 event.
Answers provided by speakers.