Center for Talent Development Presents Saturday Seminars for Parents in February

Center for Talent Development Presents Saturday Seminars for Parents in February

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Throughout the month of February, the Center for Talent Development is offering a special series of free seminars for parents in cooperation with the Family Institute of Northwestern University. Hour-long seminars by experts from the Family Institute address issues of concern for parents of gifted children.

Specialists will clarify how to develop academic talent while ensuring children’s well-being. Seminars take place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays at the Technological Institute on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus, located at 2145 Sheridan Road. 

The topics and speakers are as follows:

  • February 1 - Anxiety in Gifted ChildrenDanielle Black, PhD, psychotherapist at the Family Institute
  • February 8 - The Social-Emotional Lives of Gifted ChildrenLori Tall, PsyD, neuropsychologist and director of the Assessment Program at the Family Institute
  • February 15 - Executive Functioning and Your Gifted ChildHollie Sobel, PhD, clinical instructor at the Family Institute
  • February 22 - Educating the Gifted ChildBarbara Resnick, MS, educational specialist and clinical team member at Rush NeuroBehavioral Center

"The seminars will answer questions about talent development, working with schools, building critical skills such as persistence and problem solving, and most importantly, they will provide parents with useful tools and strategies,” says CTD director Paula Olszewski-Kubilius.

The Center for Talent Development (CTD), an accredited learning center and research facility, has been serving gifted students, their families and educators for more than 30 years. Programs include online learning, Saturday enrichment, summer programs, weekend experiences and civic education. Each year 10,375 students from pre-K through high school enroll in CTD courses and offerings. CTD is a program of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University.

An affiliate of Northwestern University, the Family Institute is dedicated to strengthening and healing families from all walks of life through clinical service, education and research. The Institute provides counseling and psychotherapy throughout the Chicago area as well as operates graduate programs and conducts research projects.

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 2/5/14