Parentvision Schedule

PARENTVISION - Fall 2009 Schedule
New Program Airs This Week

When Nobody's Looking
Monday, October 26 through Saturday, October 31 at 2 & 8 p.m.
Monday, November 16 through Friday, Novmber 20 at 2 & 8 p.m

GCPS TV welcomes back our award-winning show, Parentvision, hosted by counselor and graduation coach Margaret Cheeley. The show explores topics relating to raising teens in the 21st century. Each episode takes an in-depth look at this "millennial" generation and helps parents understand the issues facing teens today. Whether you're a parent, an educator, or a concerned caregiver, you'll want to mark your calendars for the second series of this informative, thought-provoking series.

Show 1 - Warning Signs
Monday, August 24 through Saturday, August 30 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m
Monday, September 14 through Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m

Our first program this fall deals with the issue of teenage depression and suicide. Guests on the show include Dianne Thompson, Director of Advisement and Counseling for Gwinnett County Public Schools and Dr. Donald L. Davidson, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist, GracePoint Counseling Associates.

CWK Program Description:
Depression, anxiety, and suicide...more children today suffer from these issues and ailments than ever before - and many of these kids are undiagnosed. One study reports that nearly a third of teens have felt sad or hopeless for at least two weeks in a row: 80 percent more teenage girls are hospitalized for depression than they were 10 years ago. The CDC reports that one in five teens will consider suicide this year, and one in 10 will make a serious attempt. What are the warning signs of these illnesses? How can parents help? What is the latest advice from experts, and can kids help each other?

Talk Show Portion:
Covers the symptoms parents need to look for that may signify depression, the importance of early intervention, what parent's should do if they witness erratic behavior in their child, Gwinnett County Public Schools Signs of Suicide (SOS) program , and the importance of open communications.

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Show 2 - Parentvision - The Risk Within
Monday, September 28 through Saturday, October 3 at 2 & 8 p.m.
Monday, October 12 through Saturday, October 17 at 2 & 8 p.m.

Today, the number-one killer of adolescents is not disease or illness; it is accidental injury, often caused by risky behavior. Kids’ lives depend on the choices they make - choices to drink and drive, to take drugs, to have sex - or to say no. Of course, not all risks are harmful, and in fact, taking some risks - trying out for a sports team or the school play, asking someone out, learning a new skill - is a valuable part of growing up. What can you do to help children make smart choices? How can you prevent them from hurting themselves or others?Kids don’t always listen to adult warnings about the consequences of risky behaviors... but they will listen to the kids in The Risk Within - kids they can relate to... stories they can learn from and talk about with parents and teachers.

Guests: J. Tom Morgan, Nationally recognized expert on the prosecution of crimes against children and the author of Ignorance in No Defense; Student Panel: Ashley, Krista, Chris, Sarah

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Show 3 - When Nobody's Looking
Monday, October 26 through Saturday, October 31 at 2 & 8 p.m.
Monday, November 16 through Friday, Novmber 20 at 2 & 8 p.m.

In When Nobody's Looking, the latest research shows that cheating is at an all time high. Seven out of 10 students admit to cheating in school and sports - and more than half of them believe it is acceptable. Nine of out 10 students say they lie to their parents, and nearly 50 percent of shoplifters are adolescents. How can you help children become more ethical, truthful and responsible? Watch When Nobody's Looking,and listen to the true stories in the program. It’s a perfect way to begin a conversation about your own values and expectations... to understand your children’s fears, the pressure they feel, their worries about college, scholarships, homework.

Guests: Jane Stegall, Leader Mentor and former Brookwood HS principal; Mentor; Gwen Tatum, Shiloh HS principal; Student Panel: Jordan, Gabriella, Alex

Show 4 - Good Kids, Bad Choices
Monday, Novemebr 30 through Saturday, December 5 at 2 & 8 p.m.
Monday, January 11, 2010 through Saturday, January 16 at 2 & 8 p.m.

All kids make mistakes … but some bad choices can lead to terrible outcomes. As parents, we need to do everything in our power to help our children learn to make smart decisions. How do you help your kids learn about the consequences of a split-second decision? How do you help them avoid dangerous and risky situations? Learn what leads kids to make bad decisions…and how parents can help with Good Kids, Bad Choices.

Guests: Stan Mayweather, Senior Recruiter GCPS Human Resources and Advocate for At-Risk Youth; Student Panel: Megan and Alex