Darien Students Make Film, Host Discussion On Pressures Faced By Teens

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Pictured are SADD members Colleen Heaney, Haley Close, Sloane Clarke, Caroline Feehan, and Fire Marshal Bob Buch at “Kick Butts Day” at Middlesex Middle School, one of the many national events in which the Darien chapter of SADD participates.
Pictured are SADD members Colleen Heaney, Haley Close, Sloane Clarke, Caroline Feehan, and Fire Marshal Bob Buch at “Kick Butts Day” at Middlesex Middle School, one of the many national events in which the Darien chapter of SADD participates. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. - Darien parents and students are invited to screening of a student-made film on pressures on teens today to be followed by a panel discussion on the topic. 

The film, "Students Tell All: What Parents Really Need to Know," will be screened followed by a panel discussion for parents of middle and high school students. The event hosted by the YWCA Parents Awareness and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), will be held Wednesday, April 2, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Darien Town Hall auditorium, 2 Renshaw Road.

YWCA Parent Awareness and SADD will present a brief film written and produced by members of SADD and designed to bring awareness to parents of the challenges confronting high school students today. In this film, students address eating disorders, distracted driving, stress and the pressure to succeed, communication between parents and teens, and reveal what teens face on a regular basis.

Following the viewing, law enforcement officers, educators and mental health experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide parents with tools on how to address these emotionally charged issues. Panelists include Beth DIiorio, Town of Darien Police Officer; T. Court Isaac, Town of Darien Traffic/Motorcycle Officer; Dr. Barbara Greenberg, Teen Adolescent Consultant at Silver Hill Hospital; Matt Pavia, from Darien High School; and Candace Brindley, Certified Family Relationship Coach.

All YWCA Parent Awareness programs are provided free of charge.

For more information on these and future events, visit: www.ywcadariennorwalk.org or email pa@ywcadariennorwalk.org.

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