In our second series at the Oak Park Public Library, below is a list of our popular FREE Thrive Talks. Links to the speakers’ slide shows can be found below and you can check out our Media page for videos of the talks. If you have suggestions for future topics please contact Wynne Lacey at

TALK #5: 7PM to 830PM on Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Anxiety in Children and Teens: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment

with Heidi Hamernik, PhD



TALK #1: 7PM to 830PM on Wednesday, Oct 9th, 2019 (SLIDES: Click Here)

Suicide: A Health Crisis with Thrive Executive Director, John Meister 

TALK #2: 7PM to 830PM on Thursday, Nov 14th, 2019

Becoming an Even Better Parent! with Steven Parker, LMFT

TALK #3: 7PM to 830PM on Thursday, February 6, 2020 (SLIDES: Click Here)

Violence Against Women: The Hidden Trauma which Impacts Us All with Marian Sassetti, MD, FAAFP, Colleen Sutkus, ICDVP and Ave Zuccarino

TALK #4: 7PM to 830PM on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 (SLIDES: Click Here) (RESOURCES: Click Here)

What About Us? For Family, Friends and Loved Ones of People with Addictions with Mary Ann Daly, MA, LCPC