Family Center events, Family Center Fundraisers, even Community Events are listed in our comprehensive calendar of events.

April 29, 2019, 7:00 pm

The Grosse Pointe Academy, McMillan Lecture Series featuring Bob Sornson, Ph.D.

The Importance of Empathy

“At GPA, I will be examining the importance of self-regulation and empathy, how they develop, and how to influence their development,” said Sornson, a father of four who’s also a best-selling author of many books, including Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy, and Meeting the Challenge: Using Love and Logic to Help Children. “These are critical skills along the path to resilience and character, which are outcomes that ultimately improve lives, families and society.”

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May 1, 2019, 7:00 pm

Social Media & The Law: Cyberbullying

According to a study from Florida Atlantic University, 34% of students reported having been bullied online at least once in their lifetime while another survey says only 1 in 10 will tell their parents. In this presentation you will learn about Michigan’s new laws making cyberbullying a crime, how can you protect and educate your children, and how to help reduce the instances of this alarming trend.  FREE

Featuring Detective Ryan Schroerlucke, Criminal Investigations, Grosse Pointe Woods Dept. of Public Safety


May 2, 2019, 5:00 pm

Suicide Prevention: A Paradigm Shift in Mental Health

Northeast Guidance Center’s Annual Anti-Stigma Forum promoting mental health awareness month – topic: Suicide Prevention: A Paradigm Shift in Mental Health.

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May 5, 2019, 10:00 am

Out of the Darkness Walk and Mental Health Fair

Walk to bring awareness to suicide prevention and learn more about our local community mental health resources. Funds raised from the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk funds research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss.


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May 22, 2019, 7:00 pm

The Power of Your Presence: The Importance of Parent-Child Language Interactions

Language is the foundation of learning. Development of language occurs in the pivotal years between birth and 5 years of age. The role parents and caregivers play during this time is monumental. However, in today’s busy world many distractions exist, especially with digital media making it easier for a child to find a partner in a screen rather than in another person. How can parents and caregivers avoid this temptation and reclaim their important role as their child’s main language partner? This interactive style presentation will cover how to use children’s books and everyday activities to build meaningful and engaging language interactions with children. Practical strategies will be presented. Featuring Dorothy Heitjan and Kristen DeVooght, Grosse Pointe Public Schools


September 21, 2019, 7:30 am

Stop Traffic 5K

The Stop Traffic 5K is an UNTIMED walk/run in beautiful Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. The proceeds of this event benefit human ttrafficking awareness initiatives in the Metro Detroit area. The event also features exhibitors from anti-trafficking organizations there to provide more information on how we can all do our part to stop human trafficking and care for the trafficked survivors. Despite the sadness in all of hearts regarding the cause the race supports, this is a family-Friendly race with fun giveaways, lots of enthusiasm, and a celebration of making our communities a safer place for all. Fee: $35.00 for adults/teens, $0 for children. For more information, click here.

To register, click here.