Speaker Series 2017-2018

Healthy Eating Habits

October 26, 2016

Hingham Middle School

7 PM

Stephanie Haines, who is with the Walden Center for Education and Research, will be speaking on Healthy Behaviors and the Prevention of Eating Disorders at the Middle School.  She will be doing a program for the 7/8th grades during their gym/health period on the following days: 10/16, 10/17, 10/23, 10/24. There will be 2 classes per student.

 

There will also be a parent education piece which will take place in the evening.  The parent presentation will occur on 10/26 at 7 PM at the Middle School - Distance Learning Theater. Judy Wilson, the HMS Health Teacher for Grades 7/8 has coordinated this event/program which is funded by the Hingham Education Foundation. All welcome!

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Past Speaker Series 

Drive to Save Lives Tour - Kathi and Chris Sullivan

March 21, 2017

Hingham High School

7:30 PM

HEF and Hingham Sports Partnership welcome Kathi and Chris Sullivan as they share their personal family stories of lives lost, and almost lost, as a result of substance abuse. Kathi's 17-year-old daughter died in a drowning accident after a night of binge drinking. Years later Kathi met and married Chris, an ex-Superbowl winning Patriots player, who had his own battle with depression and substance abuse.

Together, they bravely share the stories of hope, love, change, and strength. Students will long remember their powerful strategies for more positive choices. 

SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age - Sold Out

January 25, 2017

Hingham Middle School Auditorium (please note new venue)

7-9 PM

We are thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about one of the biggest parenting issues of our time.

 

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

 

SCREENAGERS addresses this pervasive parenting issue head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.

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Dr. Michael Thompson

October 19, 2016

Hingham High School

7-9 PM

Michael Thompson worked as a clinical psychologist, school consultant and international speaker on the subjects of children, schools and parenting. He focuses on the emotional lives of boys, friendships and social cruelty in childhood, the impact of summer camp experiences on child development, the tensions that arise in the parent-teacher relationships, and psychological aspects of school leadership.

You can learn more at http://michaelthompson-phd.com.

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