The Milford Prevention Council in partnership with Milford Public Schools would like to invite you to our Senior University presentations hosted by our high schools.
Senior University is an important vehicle used to educate and communicate with the senior students within our community about life after high school graduation. Whatever the path, whether it be college bound, trade school or entering the work force, our mission is to inform the students on smart decision making. The transition into adulthood after high school can be overwhelming. Our goal is give tips, advice and knowledge to ease that process.
It is our expectation that each student view this program in its entirety and complete the post-survey. All students who have completed this program (verified by survey and attendance submission) will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
The program consists of five presentations below. Each must be viewed to count.
Senior University is developed by Jonathan Law & Joseph A. Foran High School Administrations, Pupil Personnel, Student Assistance Teams and Milford Prevention Council.
Please follow the steps below to complete and earn proper credit for the assignment.
Richard Frawley CFCE, Retired Milford Police (CT) and Digital Forensic Specialist from ADF Solutions, Inc. discusses Digital Identity.
As you move forward from high school, the rules for your Digital Identity will change. Learn how to navigate your digital identity and create one that will work for you.
Presentation #2: Digital Wellness with Nadja Streiter
Nadja Streiter is a psychotherapist, activist, speaker and family coach in Westport, CT. In her practice she treats teens and adults who struggle with unhealthy technology use and video game addiction but she’s a big fan of technology and refers to herself as “tech optimist.” She is also a mom of three college age kids, so she understands some of the challenges our age group faces. One of her favorite topics is Digital Wellness and today she is going to talk with us about how, as we go forward from HS into our futures, we can create and maintain a healthy relationship with digital technology.
Nadja Streiter, LMSW
Technology and Video Game Addiction
Therapist + Speaker + Consultant + Parent Coach
Presentation #3: You’ve Got to Nourish to Flourish
Dr. Jennifer Ju Jennifer Ju, MD is a family medicine physician who completed her residency training at Brown University. During her residency, Dr. Ju participated in a mindfulness based stress reduction program, created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at University of Massachusetts. Since then, Dr. Ju has attended multiple workshops with numerous specialists in the field of mindfulness, including those within the field of education. She has also participated in mindfulness meditation programs developed by leaders such as Sharon Salzberg, Rick Hanson, PhD, and Deepak Chopra, MD.
Dr. Ju is dedicated to educating the community about mindfulness and its benefits. In 2017-2018, Dr. Ju gave keynote presentations on mindfulness and wellness, as well as additional workshops in 2019, at the full day professional development event, One Day For Day One, sponsored by the Milford Education Foundation and Milford Public Schools (MPS). She also gave the keynote presentation on mindfulness and its benefits in March 2018, at Minds in Motion, a program sponsored by the Milford Education Foundation and Connecticut Association for the Gifted, in conjunction with MPS. In addition, Dr. Ju conducted a half day professional development conference on mindfulness at the Early Childhood Center in Fairfield, as well as multiple presentations on mindfulness at numerous schools, such as Jonathan Law High School, Joseph Foran High School, and Fair Haven Pre K-8 School. Most recently, Dr. Ju conducted weekly mindfulness and wellness virtual workshops for all MPS staff in April-June 2020, and for MPS middle school and high school students in May-June 2020. Dr. Ju is passionate about educating and empowering all to achieve optimal health and wellness, and to make the most of each moment.
Presentation #4: College Resources
Nilvio Perez, Associate Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Central Connecticut State University
Nilvio Perez graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a Marketing degree and also holds a master’s in leadership from Albertus Magnus College. has been working in higher education for almost 20 years, he started his career as an admissions counselor at the University of Bridgeport. He left UB to become an assistant director of admissions at Albertus Magnus College where he later became director of admissions. In 2015, Nilvio took his current role as the associate director of recruitment and admissions at Central Connecticut State University. He has been involved with national and regional associations as co-chair of students in admissions forum, presenters are various conferences, treasurer for the Connecticut Association for College Admissions Officers, along with numerous panels and keynote speaking engagements. Nilvio resides with his wife Rose in Wallingford, and has four children, Brandon (21), Isabella (15), Josiah (10), and Emma (8) and a dog (Teddy). In his free time Nilvio umpires AAU baseball, plays softball, and enjoys spending time with his family on walks, the movies, and finding new playgrounds and waterparks along the East coast.
Presentation #5: Letter to B-SAFE -with Stephanie, Erin & Jen
Letter to the B-SAFE project – Listen as they read and answer some of the letters they have received from local youth.
**Please turn up volume when watching.**
Stephanie Swantek, LMSW, Program Manager of the B-SAFE project
Jennifer Orlando, MSW intern, Sacred Heart University
Erin McVicar, MSW intern, Westfield State University