Ridgefield Council of PTAs - Programming 


2016-2017 Vice Presidents of Programming: Noelle Aronson and Anne Blood


The committee is responsible for hosting one community event per year, such as the Selfie Generation Parenting Series, and working with groups including

  • Project Resilience
  • RPC (Ridgefield Prevention Council) 
  • PYP (Productions for Young People) 
  • YWC (Young Writers Conference) 
  • Reflections


Next Project Resilience Workshop


January 24, 2017 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm, Ridgefield Playhouse)

“How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success”
Julie Lythcott-Haims, best-selling author and former dean at Stanford University, will discuss the crucial skills necessary for success in college and beyond.

$15-tickets (click here to purchase tickets); book sale / signing


Full 2016-17 Parent Workshop Schedule for Parenting the Selfie Generation


Did you miss one of the "Parenting the Selfie Generation" workshops?  Click below to see the recorded workshop and handouts provided.


"The World of Work: Getting Your Teen Ready Begins Now!"

Jeffrey Selingo talks about the new workplace that our young people will enter after college and what they can do to better prepare themselves for those challenges.

"Stress Busters:  Teaching Your Kids to Cope Effectively"
Local experts talk about how to help you and your child recognize and relieve the stress of adolescence. Panelist included - Tracy Masella, LCSW (Silver Hill); Leslie Cohen-Rubury, LCSW; Elizabeth Archibald, MPH, RD; Kristin Kleis (Ridgefield Public Schools)
"Sexting & Hooking Up - Talking with Your Teen About Sex and Healthy Relationships"
Presented by Kate Ott, Ph.D, Drew University and Anne Rodwell-Lawton, Women’s Center of Greater Danbury 
"Parenting the Selfie Generation:“When Kids Won’t Go: Coping with School Avoidance and Anxiety”
Presented by Dr. Aaron Krasner, M. D. Silver Hill Hospital. This is a collaboration of Ridgefield Public Schools, Ridgefield Council of PTA’s, Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield Youth Commission, Books on Common, Project Resilience, Town Vibe, Fairfield County Bank and Silver Hill Hospital.