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Purposeful Parenting: Promoting School Engagement
Presented by Jacqueline Rhew, LCPC
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

FREE Presentation for Parents (Community Education Event – No CEUs)


Join Jacqueline Rhew, LCPC, as she teaches parents how to support children who are struggling to engage in the school setting.  Jacqueline will teach parents strategies to build resiliency skills in their children and support their emotional wellbeing.  As a parent you will learn how to recognize anxiety in your child and assist your child in managing anxiety, tolerating discomfort, building confidence, and communicating their needs to others. Gain critical insights on purposeful vs. emotional reactions, coping skills, self-care, and communication. Last, parents will learn what a family plan is and its benefit in building a strong, healthy family system.


Jacqueline A. Rhew, LCPC

As the co-founder of the Center for Emotional Wellness of the Northwest Suburbs, Jacqueline is an expert in her field and is called upon by hundreds of school districts both locally and internationally for consulting staff in order to better serve their youth. Jacqueline served as a Clinical Consultant for AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital for the past 10 years.

Previously, Jacqueline also served as Assistant Director of the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health School Anxiety/School Refusal Program where she was instrumental in the creation, development, and success of the program. Jacqueline has presented as Keynote Speaker and facilitated, both locally and nationally, over 500 trainings, webinars, and workshops on a variety of topics. Her ability to relate to her audience along with her vast knowledge and experiences working with children, adolescents, families, and professionals combine to make her a sought-after expert in the mental health field.

Jacqueline has authored multiple publications throughout her career and is the coauthor of The Successful Parenting Workbook: Create Your Custom Plan for Raising Independent Children into Adulthood. She has been interviewed by several newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, and Chicago Parent, providing expertise on bullying behavior as well as treatment options for school-avoidant adolescents. She has also been featured on Chicago ABC and CBS for her exemplary work and insight. Jacqueline has specific expertise in a multitude of areas including school anxiety, school avoidance, eating disorders, self-injury, substance abuse, gaming addictions, grief issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety.

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