THRIVE Talks Series #1: Inspiring Healthy Families

This series took place Winter/Spring 2019 at the Oak Park Public Library. Thank you to our wonderful speakers and to all who attended the talks. We hope you found the topics informative. Links to the speakers’ slide shows and videos of the talks are included here. Keep checking the website for news about the next THRIVE Talks Speaker Series. If you have suggestions for future topics please contact Monique Slater at

Talk #1: Creating a Peaceful Family with Steven Parker, LMFT

Talk #1 Video

Talk #2: Social Media and Technology: The Effect on Families with Heidi Hamernik, PhD and Isaac Lopez, LCSW

Talk #2 Slides

Talk #2 Video

Talk #3: Caring for Family Members Living with Dementia: Navigating the Ambiguity with Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW

Talk #3 Video

Talk #4: Help, Healing, and Hope for Families Living with Mental Illness
with Marian Sassetti, MD, FAAFP

Talk #4 Slides

Talk #4 Video