ParentMap Lecture Series

ParentMap brings national thought leaders share insights and inspiration on current parenting topics.

This fall, we welcome three leading experts to speak on strategies and tools to help our children build resilience and manage their emotions. 

Lecture Series Presenting Sponsors: Seattle Children's and KCTS


Rob EvansRob Evans, M.Ed 

Raising Resilience: How to Build Character, Confidence and Grit

Tuesday October 14, 2014, 7–9 p.m.
Kirkland Performance Center

  Eventbrite - Rob Evans, M.Ed: Raising Resilient Children in Challenging Times

Wednesday October 15, 2014, 7–9 p.m.
Kemper Theatre, Annie Wright Schools, Tacoma

  Eventbrite - Rob Evans, M.Ed: Raising Resilient Children in Challenging Times (TACOMA)



There is no harder job than being a parent. Nothing else touches so much of a person so deeply—or so unpredictably—and there is no training for it.

As the pace of life accelerates, as media influence intensifies, and as the future grows less predictable, it is hard to know how to raise caring, competent children, prepared for whatever lies ahead.

Dr. Evans will outline core dilemmas facing parents today and offer concrete strategies to help develop three key qualities that matter most for your child's future success: resilience, perseverance, and optimism.

Dr. Evans is a clinical and organizational psychologist and the Executive Director of The Human Relations Service in Wellesley, Massachusetts. A former high school and pre-school teacher, and a former child and family therapist, he has worked with schools and families for thirty years.  He has consulted to over 1,600 schools around the country, is a keynote speaker at national school leadership conferences and is the author of three books on school change, leadership and family relationships.

Thank you to generous lecture sponsors:


Dr. Marsha LinehanLaura KastnerMarsha Linehan, Ph.D + Laura Kastner, Ph.D 

Teen Extremes: Regulating Moods in the Age of Anxiety

Monday October 27, 2014, 7–9 p.m.
Town Hall, Seattle, $25

Eventbrite - Dr. Marsha Linehan + Dr. Laura Kastner - Teen Extremes: Regulating Moods in the Age of Anxiety

SAVE $5! Early-bird tickets on sale until August 31st. 

Additional ticket options:

  • CEU ticket for professionals (2 CEUs)
  • VIP ticket, benefitting The Linehan Institute

The VIP ticket includes a private reception/appetizers with the speakers (5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.) and reserved priority seating. 

Your ticket purchase also gives access to a special discount for pre-orders of Dr. Linehan's new book (released in October). 


In the course of everyday life, we often face situations that make us get angry, sad, scared, and frustrated. For young people, these emotions can often be hard to handle and life can feel out of control.

To make matters worse, these strong emotions can lead down a negative spiral, breaking down family relationships, interfering with schoolwork, and preventing teens from finding fun and happiness in their lives.

This lecture provides parents and professionals working with young people with guidance and practices to help teens manage these intense feelings and handle anything life sends their way. Based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), these skills will help young people to:

  • Stay calm and mindful in difficult situations
  • Effectively manage out-of-control emotions
  • Reduce the pain of intense emotions
  • Get along with family and friends


Marsha M. Linehan, PhD, is a professor of psychology and an adjunct professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington. She is also Principal Investigator and Director of the Suicidal Behaviors Research Clinic, a federally financed research program for evaluating treatments of suicidal behaviors. She has an on-going clinical practice and is active in clinical consultation, supervision, and training of mental health professionals in the United States and Europe.


Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and a nationally renowned expert on teen behavior and development, Dr. Kastner is also co-author of the best-seller Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teen. Her new book is Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens + Teens    

Thank you to generous lecture sponsors:

Linehan Institute 








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