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2015-16 Upcoming Events


Help Your Child Build Social Skills & Resolve Conflict with Susan Reichman O'Brien, LCSW 

Thursday October 8th, 2015

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Blanchard Hall, St. John Pre-School

1986 Post Road Darien

 2015.10.08 social skills and resolving conflict



The Mask You Live In Screening with James McGinn of Family Centers hosted with Darien Libarary

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

7:00 p.m. at the Darien Library

11-11-15 The Mask You Live In flyer-page-001

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Kindergarten Readiness with District Specialists and Speaker (TBD)

First Week in December

7:00 p.m. Destination TBD


Spring 2016



How to Avoid Anger and Create Calm in Your House with Diane Hobbs and Hindley PTO

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

9:15-10:30 a.m.

Hindley Elementary School

Eliminating Stress and Creating Balance in Your Child's Life with Chris Bogart of the Southfield Center with Royle PTO

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

7:00 p.m. at Royle Elementary School






What Every Girl Wants to Know with Diane Frankel-Gramelis and Holmes PTO

Monday March 7th, 2016

7:00 p.m. at Holmes Elementary School


April (Alcohol and Asset Awareness Month)

Haze Screening with Thriving Youth Task Force with Alicia Sillars

Date: TBD at the Darien Libarary


May (Mental Health Awareness Month)











Understanding Teen Brain event photosmall

L-R: Pat Morrissey (Darien YMCA Executive Director), Theresa Vogt (Middlesex Middle School Parent Association Chair), Diane Barston (YW Parent Awareness Coordinator), Michael Nerney, Sue Hayes (Darien High School Parent Association Programs Chair), Susan Vogel (Darien High School Parent Association Chair), and Pam Ha-Stevenson (YW PA Coordinator)


6 Tips to Surviving the Teenage Years with Jack Agati, co-sponsor Brien McMahon Parent's Club

Wednesday, March 25th @ Brien McMahon High School Auditorium, 300 Highland Ave, Norwalk

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Winter 2014-15 

Do Boys & Girls Brains Differ? with Chris Bogart, Ph.D.

 Wednesday, March 11th @ 7:00pm - Royle Elementary School, 133 Mansfield Avenue, Darien

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 Program handout:  click here


 The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have with Laura Gauld, co-sponsored with Middlesex Middle School

Wednesday, February 25th @ 9:30am - Middlesex Middle School, 204 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien

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Letting Your Kids Fail: Building Resilience w/ Amanda Geffner, LCSW, co-sponsored with Hindley School Parents Association

Wednesday, February 11th @ 7:00pm - Hindley Elementary School, 10 Nearwater Lane, Darien

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Tweens & Screens with Candace Brindely - co-sponsored with Darien Library

Thursday, January 22nd @ 9:30am - Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien

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Caring For Your Young Athlete w/ Panel From Stamford Hospital- co-sponsor with Darien Library

 January 13th

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 Panel Bios:  click here

 Program Handout: How To Care For Your Young Athlete


Fall 2014

Holiday Boutique Parent Awareness Benefit @ Everything Is Rosey

December 3rd

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 everythingisrosey-pa boutique 12-03-2014

Parent Awareness Committee Members at Everything Is Rosey boutique event

(left to right) Diane Barston (PA Coordinator), Alicia Sillars from Youth Commission, Jeanne Yurman, Christina Passaretti & Pam Ha-Stevenson (PA Coordinator) (missing Pam Tinoco)


Kindergarten Readiness

December 3rd @ Blanchard Hall, St. John's Church - 1986 Post Rd, Darien

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Program Handout:  When To Start Kindergarten? Helping Parents Solve The Goldilocks Dilemma


Community Coffee with Darien Toy Box

November 6th @ YWCA Art Studio- 49 Old Kings Highway N., Darien

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Executive Function & Organization with Tim Heitzman, PhD, of the Southfield Center - Co-Sponsored with Tokeneke PTO

October 22nd @ Tokeneke Elementary School - 7 Old Farm Road, Darien

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Discipline and Consistent Parenting with Susan O’Brien - Co-Sponsored with Rowayton Nursery Schools

October 15th @ Community Room, Rowayton Library - 33 Highland Avenue, Norwalk

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Parenting Tools for Everyday Challenges with Diane Hobbs

September 24th @ First Congregational Church, 14 Brookside Road, Darien

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Spring 2014

 What Every Girl Wants to Know - Mother & Daughter Talk with Diane Frankel-Gamelis, MS, CCE, co-sponsor with Holmes Elementary School

May 1st @ The Depot, Darien

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Program Handouts: click here


Split Screening & discussion with Ed Moran from Family Centers, co-sponsored with Darien Library

April 29th @ Darien Library

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Program Handouts:  How to Really Love a Child, Resources List, Parenting & Divorce Books and Resources


Haze Screening, co-sponsor with Thriving Youth

April 28th @ Darien Library

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SADD PSA, Students Tell All: What Parents Really Need to Know

April 2 @ Darien Town Hall Auditorium

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Winter 2013-14

Challenging World of 3 to 5 Year Olds

March 4 @ St. John Pre-School Blanchard Hall, 1986 Post Rd, Darien

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Program Presentation: click here 


Preteen Girls and Bullying In the Era of Social Media

February 26 @ First Congregational Church, 14 Brookside Road, Darien

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Program Handout: click here

Program Powerpoint Presentation: click here


Instagram, SnapChat and Vine Hands-On Follow-up Workshop with Nancy Sheed

Tuesday, February 11, 9:30 - 11 am, YWCA Computer Room - 2nd floor, 49 Old Kings Highway North, Darien


Understanding Your Tween's Online World - Apps and Games

January 21st @ Darien Library Community Room

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How Do I Know Whether My Child Is Ready for Kindergarten?

Wednesday, January 8, 7 pm, Darien Town Hall Auditorium



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YWCA Calendar

Thu Dec 03, 2015
NOWW Event
Thu Dec 03, 2015 @ 7:30PM
2015 Cookies, Cocktails & A Cause (Non-Member Purchase)
Tue Dec 08, 2015
International Book Club