Nationally known school psychologist and adolescent counselor Stephen Wallace will speak to parents on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Lennie and John de Csepel Theater at Convent of the Sacred Heart.Sponsored by the Parents’ Association, the event is free and open to the parents from other schools. For more information, call Jennifer Keller at 532-3115.
Mr. Wallace, who is the author of Reality Gap, is chairman and chief executive officer of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). SADD is a national organization, which consists of nearly 10,000 middle school, high school and college chapters across the country. His book paints a portrait of a modern-day adolescence filled with potentially deadly behaviors carefully hidden from the view of parents and other adults. But it is also a book about hope and inspiration, pointing to the powerful role that parents and other mentors can play in the lives of young people and highlighting the tremendous contributions that many teens are making to their families, schools and communities.
Mr. Wallace has broad experience as a school psychologist and adolescent counselor and has held positions in educational and clinical settings. He is the director of counseling and counselor training at the Cape Cod Sea Camps Inc., a senior consultant at ML Strategies Inc., the principal of Summit Communications Management Corporation and the Summit Foundation for Teen Leadership Inc., and an adjunct professor of psychology at Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass.