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Myths and Truths: A Guide to Your Teenager

Tuesday, March 19th 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Mountain Brook Board of Education

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Understanding a teenager is like solving a puzzle when you don’t know what the picture looks like. Join Dr. Dale Wisely in exploring truth and myths about teenagers, their brains, and how deeper understanding can lead to lower risk to our youth, and better relationships with our teenagers. 

Dale Wisely, Ph.D.
Dale Wisely, Ph.D.

Dale Wisely, Ph.D. is Director of Family Life at Prince of Peace Catholic Parish & School. Prior to joining Prince of Peace, he was Director of Student Services and Community Education at Mountain Brook Schools for 12 years, where he continues to serve as a consultant. He has been a child and adolescent clinical psychologist for 37 years and was a founding member of the board of directors of All In Mountain Brook. Dr. Wisely is a lecturer at Spring Hill College. He speaks frequently to lay and professional audiences on family life, mental health, social media, and related matters.

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Upcoming talks: “Positive Parenting: Creating a Discipline Plan that Works”

Our own Dr. Dale Wisely will present “Positive Parenting: Creating a Discipline Plan that Works.” He will offer two sessions, the first for parents of children age K-6 and the second for parents of teenagers.

Parents, Grades K-6

Monday March 4th
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Mountain Brook Board of Education Building

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Parents of Teenagers

Monday March 7th
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Mountain Brook Board of Education Building

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Dale Wisely Ph.D. is Director of Family Life at Prince of Peace Catholic Church & School in Hoover, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham. Prior to joining Prince of Peace, he was Director of Student Services and Community Education at Mountain Brook Schools for 12 years, where he continues to serve as a consultant. He has been a child and adolescent clinical psychologist for 36 years.

Dr. Wisely’s M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology are from the University of Memphis. He served his clinical internship at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Medicine in Charleston. He also earned a Master’s in Theological Studies from Spring Hill College, a Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama and, for 14 years, the senior psychologist at the Vaughan Clinic, now Children’s Behavioral Health at Children’s of Alabama. He practiced clinical psychology including assessment, psychotherapy, and pediatric psychology in Birmingham from 1983 to 2006. Dr. Wisely has taught and held adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Spring Hill College. He teaches in the area of the intersection of psychology and pastoral work for the Certificate in Spiritual Direction at Spring Hill College.

Dale Wisely is a past president of the Birmingham Regional Association of Licensed Psychologists. He is a past President of the Alabama Psychological Association, who’s Distinguished Service to Professional Psychology award he received twice. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Crisis Center, the Jefferson County Children’s Policy Cooperative, Alabama Children First, All In Mountain Brook, and the Alabama Child Death Review System. Dr. Wisely writes and operates a public service website, Parenting Teen Drivers, which includes a free parent-teen contract which has been in wide use nationally for 15 years. He is a popular adult educator and speaker on family matters, parenting, and provides workshops and other professional development to a range of professional and public audiences.

ALL IN PARENTING ELEMENTARY CONFERENCE: Tuesday, FEBRUARY 26

All In Mountain Brook is hosting the annual Mountain Brook Elementary Parenting Conference at Cherokee Bend Elementary. Please make plans to join us on Tuesday, February 26th, 5:45-7:30 PM, for a program designed for parents of students in grades K through 3. We hope you will join us as we continue to empower parents with knowledge about challenging topics that are facing our children. All sessions will be offered to all parents. We hope you will join us as continue the parenting journey together!

Tuesday, Feb. 26th,
Grades K-3

Cherokee Bend Elementary School
5:45 pm-7:30 pm

Program:

How to Raise Kids in a Tech World (Dr. Andrea Hendricks)

How to Protect Kids in a Tech World (Tom Lampkin)

Addressing Big Issues with Small Kids-Having Difficult Conversations (Panel: Anna Carlisle, Dr. Dan Marullo, Alexis Sapp)

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Presenters/Panelists:

Andrea HendricksPh.D. is a clinical psychologist who practices in Mountain Brook. She works with adults, adolescents, and couples through a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, pain management, and weight management. She enjoys working with adolescents dealing with life/school stress, body image issues, and decision-making.

Tom Lamkin is the owner of uBreakifix (formerly Phone Restore) that will fix any phone, iPad, or computer. Tom began a new company, HomeTec360, based supporting parents in setting parental controls and other smart home integration. Tom is the parent of a 3rd and 6th grader at Crestline Elementary. He is passionate about protecting our kids from the dangers of social media

Mrs. Anna Carlisle is the counselor at Mountain Brook Elementary serving kindergarten through sixth grade. She has been an elementary school counselor since 2007. She is passionate about teaching students skills necessary to cope with life events to help them become successful adults who can attack life’s challenges and turn them into opportunities for growth. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Berry College, a master’s degree in marriage and family counseling from the University of Montevallo, as well as an Educational Specialists Degree in School Counseling from the University of West Alabama.

Dan Marullo, Ph.D. is a pediatric psychologist at UAB / Childrens of Alabama. Dr. Marullo earned his bachelors degree at the University of Texas at Austin, and his Ph.D. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His clinical internship was at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he also served a fellowship at the Shriners Burns Institute in Galveston, Texas. At Children’s of Alabama, he practices Clinical/Pediatric Psychology and trained in pediatric neuropsychology. Dr. Marullo is a past President of the Alabama Psychological Association.

Alexis Sapp is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master’s degree in Community Agency Counseling from the University of Montevallo. Her experience includes serving teens in a home facility, operating as a contractual counselor with DHR, and nine years working as a professional school counselor. Alexis is currently the owner of Alabama Child and Adolescent Counseling, LLC. Her mission is to empower children and their families to overcome personal obstacles, such as peer relations, self-esteem, anxiety and perfectionism; and to improve their quality of life.   

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Dr. Wisely’s PARENTING THE TEENAGE DRIVER: Feb 21

Motor vehicle crashes remain a top cause of death among teenagers–and is the leading direct cause of death in this population. For 20 years, clinical psychologist Dr. Dale Wisely has presented this workshop for parents, sharing information on the factors that increase the risk of motor vehicle crashes among youth, along with practical steps parents can take the reduce the ultimate tragedy of losing one’s child to a car accident.

Dale Wisely, Ph.D.

These are 90-minute talks. On Thursday, February 21st. Dr. Wisely will offer both a morning and evening session. The morning session will be from 9:00 to 10:30 AM and the evening session will be 6:30-8:00 PM. Both workshops will be at the Board of Education building in Crestline. For more information, grammerj@mtnbrook.k12.al.us.

To register for this free event, go to this link http://bit.ly/teendriving2019

Dr. Wisely’s ADHD 101 Series (3 parts) begins January 24, 2019

Dr. Wisely will present his 3-part ADHD workshop for parents on Wednesdays, January 24, January 31, and February 7 at the Mountain Brook Board of Education building at 32 Vine Street.  The sessions will begin at 6:30 PM and conclude at 8:00 PM

This program is co-sponsored by ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK and Mountain Brook Schools.

“There is nothing more important to a child with ADHD than to have adults in their lives who understand the disorder,” says Dr. Wisely.  “It is as important as any form of treatment. When adults understand the disorder, the quality of the ADHD child’s life can improve dramatically. Helping us understanding this complex disorder is the goal of this series.

Here is the schedule.

  • Session I (Thursday, January 24: Understanding the Disorders
  • Session II (Thursday, January 31) : Treatments & Interventions
  • Session III (Thursday, February 1): Making Things Better at Home & School

This free program is intended for parents who want a deeper understanding of the disorder. But, the series has been attended by educators, pediatricians, nurses, and social workers.  All are welcome.

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For more information, contact grammerj@mtnbrook.k12.al.us

Dale Wisely Ph.D. is Director of Family Life at Prince of Peace Catholic Church & School in Hoover, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham. Prior to joining Prince of Peace, he was Director of Student Services and Community Education at Mountain Brook Schools (Alabama) for 12 years, where he continues to serve as a consultant. He has been a child and adolescent clinical psychologist for 36 years.

Dr. Wisely’s M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology are from the University of Memphis. He served his clinical internship at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Medicine in Charleston. He also earned a Master’s in Theological Studies from Spring Hill College, a Jesuit college in Mobile, Alabama. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama and, for 14 years, the senior psychologist at the Vaughan Clinic, now Children’s Behavioral Health at Children’s of Alabama. He practiced clinical psychology including assessment, psychotherapy, and pediatric psychology in Birmingham from 1983 to 2006 before joining Mountain Brook Schools. Dr. Wisely has taught and held adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Spring Hill College. He teaches in the area of the intersection of psychology and pastoral work for the Certificate in Spiritual Direction at Spring Hill College and, after 20 years on the teaching team for that program, is currently enrolled as a student, earning his certification in Spiritual Direction.

Dale Wisely is a past president of the Birmingham Regional Association of Licensed Psychologists. He is a past President of the Alabama Psychological Association, who’s Distinguished Service to Professional Psychology award he received twice. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Crisis Center, the Jefferson County Children’s Policy Cooperative, Alabama Children First, All In Mountain Brook, and the Alabama Child Death Review System. Dr. Wisely writes and operates a public service website, Parenting Teen Drivers, which includes a free parent-teen contract which has been in wide use nationally for more than 10 years. He is a popular adult educator and speaker on family matters, parenting, and provides workshops and other professional development to a range of professional and public audiences.

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ALL IN PARENTING 2019

Junior High/High School Edition

HIGH-RISK BEHAVIOR AND OUR YOUTH

January 10, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Mountain Brook High School

For the last few years, ALL IN MOUNTAIN BROOK has offered parenting conferences, one geared toward parents of teenagers and another for elementary parents. Previously, these conferences have been organized around breakout sessions, which required parents to choose from a menu of topics. This year, we are offering a program for everyone in attendance, with a series of speakers and topics and no breakout sessions. All parents are welcome and we especially encourage parents of students grades 6-12 to attend!

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Speakers and Topics

Never Stop Fighting for Your Family

Dr. Dicky Barlow, Superintendent, Mountain Brook Schools

Mental Health and Our Youth

Dale Wisely, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Vaping: What Parents Need to Know

Susan Walley, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, UAB

Update on Underage Drinking & Marijuana Use

Abbey McManus, Bradford Health Services

Raising Teenagers: Legal Complications

Panel: Judge K. C. Hairston, Attorney Greg Foster, School Resource Officer Richard Knecht, & Judge Turner D. Williams

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Our Speakers

Dr. Richard “Dicky” Barlow

is superintendent of Mountain Brook Schools. Dr. Barlow received his B.S. and Certification in Science Education and Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision at Georgia State University. He earned his Ed.S. in Educational Administration at the University of Montevallo and his doctorate at Samford University. 

 

Susan Walley, M.D.

is a pediatrician and hospitalist at UAB Department of Pediatrics/Children’s Hospital. She has extensive experience in caring for patients with asthma and other pulmonary disorders. Dr. Walley is an enthusiastic educator regarding the use of e-cigarettes, vaping devices, and cigarette smoking and the health implications for children.

 

 

 

Dale Wisely, Ph.D.

is Director of Family Life at Prince of Peace Catholic Parish and School and is the former Director of Student Services at Mountain Brook Schools. Dr. Wisely has been a child & adolescent psychologist for 36 years and is a founder of All In Mountain Brook.

 

 

 

Judge K.C. Hairston 

lives in Mountain Brook with his wife and four children.  He serves as a Municipal Judge for Birmingham and Mountain Brook. He has presented to both parents and students his popular All In Mountain Brook panel discussions on the legal aspects of teenage driving and substance use (DUI, designated drivers, Uber, traffic violations, house parties, texting while driving, etc.) 

 

 

Judge Turner D. Williams

received his J.D. at University of Alabama School of Law and practices law at Burr & Forman.  He serves as a Municipal Judge for the city of Mountain Brook.

 

 

 

 

 

Greg Foster

is a local attorney specializing in representing individuals and families that have experienced injury, death or property damage.  Greg and his wife have a daughter who attends Mountain Brook High School.

 

 

 

 

 

Officer Richard Knecht

is a School Resource Officer at Mountain Brook Schools, who has implemented a number of initiatives to build positive relationships within our schools–a key to maintaining safe schools. He began his career as a police officer in 2000 in the Bessemer and transferred to Mountain Brook in 2003. He graduated from UAB and has earned many teaching certifications through the department.  He is the father of five children.

 

 

Abbey McManus

serves as Community Representative for Bradford Health Services. She spearheads local outreach efforts in the Birmingham area including educating the community on substance-related issues and working with families that have loved ones struggling with addiction. She grew up in Birmingham and is an Auburn graduate. She lives in Homewood and is passionate about bettering the Birmingham community to be safer and healthier. 

 

 


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2018-2019 Events!

Here’s our calendar of events for the academic year.  Check back for more!

TopicDateTimeLocationNote
The Last Year Home & The First Year Away: A Talk for Families with High School SeniorsSept 11, 20186:30 PMBoard of Education Building, CrestlineDr. Wisely brings us his popular annual talk.
Taste of Mountain BrookSunday, Sept 16, 201811:30-1:30 PMCrestline Village near City HallOur major fundraiser! Please support us. http://www.tasteofmountainbrook.com/
Parenting the Teenage DriverSept 20, 20189:00 AM-10:30 AMBoard of Education Building, Crestline
Parenting the Teenage DriverSept 20, 20186:30 PM-8:00 PMBoard of Education Building, Crestline
ADHD 101 (3-Part Series)Oct 3, 20189:00 AM-10:30 PMBoard of Education Building, Crestline
Oct 10, 20189:00 AM-10:30 PMBoard of Education Building, Crestline
Oct 17, 20189:00 AM-10:30 PMBoard of Education Building, Crestline
Mountain Brook High School's ALL IN ConferenceNov 6, 20188:00 AMMBHSStudents choose 3 talks about health, safety, and a range of topics
ALL IN PARENTING: Junior High/High School EditionNov 13, 20185:30 PMMBHS5th annual conference! Come hear great speakers.
ADHD 101 (3-part series)Jan 24, 20196:30-8:00 PMBoard of Education Building, Crestline
Jan 31, 20196:30-8:00 PMBoard of Education Building, Crestline
Feb 7, 20196:30-8:00 PMBoard of Education Building, Crestline
ALL IN PARENTING: Elementary EditionFeb 12, 20195:30Cherokee Bend Elementary3rd annual conference! Come hear great speakers.
Parenting the Teenage DriverFeb 21, 20199:00 AM-10:30 AMBoard of Education Building, Crestline
Parenting the Teenage DriverFeb 21, 20196:30 PM-8:00 PMBoard of Education Building, Crestline
Myths & Truths: A Guide to Your TeenagerMarch 19, 20196:30 PM-7:30 PMBoard of Education Building, Crestline

Dr. Wisely’s “The Last Year at Home and the First Year Away” Talk coming September 11!

Dr. Dale Wisely’s Talk: The Last Year at Home and the First Year Away: A Parent’s Guide to Parenting the High School Senior and the First Year College Student.

Dr. Wisely will be back with us on Tuesday, September 11,  at 6:30 pm to present his popular, annual talk for parents of high school seniors.  (All parents are welcome!)

In this talk, Dr. Wisely helps us recognize some of the common issues families go through during the senior year of high school, as seniors and their families make preparations for the college experience. In addition, he will share with us some of the normal—and not so normal—difficulties associated with the first year in college.

This talk, brought to you by All In Mountain Brook,  will be in the Black Box theatre. All are welcome!  Questions?: grammerj@mtnbrook.k12.al.us