Parent Speaker Series

During the 2018-2019 school year the Avon Grove School District, in conjunction with the Jennersville YMCA, the Chester County Intermediate Unit, the Crime Victims Center of Chester County and the PA State police, will present year 2 of our FREE parent speaker series. The focus of this year's series continues to be on wellness and addresses topics that many of our children face.  

The schedule for this year is below and we are requesting that participants RSVP for the events.  

All events will begin at 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Any questions can be addressed to Dr. Jeremy W. Curtis, Director of Pupil Services at



Session #2: November 28, 6:30 p.m. - AGIS Audion - How Do We End Child Sexual Abuse?  RSVP here.

Session #3: January 15th (4-5pm), 16th (6:30-7:30pm), 17th (5-6pm), AGIS Audion - A.L.I.C.E. Information for AGSD Parents. We will do sessions for parents to learn about what their children are being taught to do in event of a crisis. Only AGSD parents will be admitted. Parents will need to RSVP for a date and time and will need to indicate the name of their child or children. Guests will be checked in at the door prior to starting. A.L.I.C.E. for Parents RSVP.

Session #4: February 21st 6:30pm - Jennerville YMCA Theater (880 W. Baltimore Pike West Grove, PA 19390) Resilience documentary. Resilience RSVP.

Resilience is a new documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.

Toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.

Film is 60 minutes long followed by a small panel discussion around how our community can address ACEs and toxic stress.

Session #5: March 18th 6:30pm, AGHS Library - Kacie’s Cause: Opiate Abuse Awareness and Prevention.  This session will focus on opiate abuse awareness, prevention and information related to this tragic epidemic. Kacie’s Cause RSVP

Session #6: April 22nd 6:30pm, AGIS Audion - Parenting Today. This session will dive into relevant topics related to parenting our kids in this day and age. Parenting Today RSVP