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Apr 11
Tue. 7:00 PM
 GPS - Far from the Tree/Love No Matter What
Location: College of DuPage MAC Center 
Duration: 2 Hours
  
The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will host Andrew Solomon author of the New York Times best seller "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children & the Search for Identity".  What are the consequences of extreme differences between parents and children? At this GPS event, National Book Award winning writer Andrew Solomon asks, how do you nurture a child who may be unlike anything you’ve encountered before? To what extent should parents accept their children for who they are and to what extent should they help them become their best selves?

Based on Solomon’s best seller “Far from the Tree: Parents, Children & the Search for Identity” and his own experience growing up, this presentation will examine how families accommodate children with physical, mental and social disabilities and find courage in the face of heartbreaking prejudice and unimaginable difficulty.  Be inspired by the stories of parents facing the challenges of raising children who are unlike any child they had encountered before. Solomon will share anecdotes of parents coping with children with mental illness, children who are prodigies and children who are LGBT. Hear the stories of their universal struggle toward tolerance and compassion and the courageous power of parental love. Solomon is a professor of clinical psychology/psychiatry at Columbia University and Weill-Cornell Medical College.His TED talks have garnered over ten million views. CPDUs are available. GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation and Trust Company of Illinois.  Additional support from for this event comes from Linden Oaks Behavioral Health.  All are welcome to this free event and no registration is required. For further information, visit glenbardgps.org or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 942-7668 or gilda_ross@glenbard.org