Parent Up Pittsburgh

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​What Parent Up Is All About

Parenting is tough. It doesn’t get easier as children get older; every age presents a new challenge that we have to “level up” to meet. Parents are constantly learning and gaining new tools to better protect, teach, and guide their children.


That’s why we created Parent Up. We want to provide parents of tweens and teens a safe space to ask questions, to learn, and to network with other parents going through the same thing.

Parent Up: An Empowering Parenting Series, premiering in September 2020, will be presented virtually. Each session we will spotlight a new topic and host regional experts to help guide a 90-minute workshop to build knowledge and strengthen parenting skills.

Understanding Eating Disorders

Presented by: Kristin Burmeister, MSSA, LSW from The Emily Program

April 19, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Eating disorders are becoming increasingly better understood by our society. However, many are not fully aware of the prevalence, seriousness, the range of individuals affected by this illness. The purpose of this workshop is to identify causes, signs, effects, and treatment options for eating disorders, from the perspective of individuals who are struggling as well as their loved ones and treatment providers.



  • Identify differences between disorder eating and eating disorders 

  • Identify warning signs of eating disorders and different eating disorder behaviors

  • Learn about the etiology of eating disorders

  • Learn about eating disorder treatment options

Frequently Asked Questions:


  • How much does a Parent Up ticket cost?

    • The sessions are free! Thanks to generous donors, we are able to offer this series completely free to parents.

  • How do I join in to the session?

    • The Every Child team will send the live link to the webinar before the event to the email you registered with. Some of our presenters have their own webinar software and you may receive an email from them (check your spam folders).

  • How do I watch a session?

    • We recommend you join in on a laptop and use Google Chrome.

If you have any other questions, please contact us.

Previous Sessions

"Beyond Worried: A Conversation about Teens and Anxiety"

Presented by: Dr. Thea Gallagher and Kate Brett

Prepare by Knowing the Facts: Teens, Tweens, Substance Use & Opiates"

Presented by: Susan L. Tarasevich, Ed.D. and Aubrey Stull

WHAT! My baby is dating?!!?
How to talk to you kids, tweens, and teens about healthy and unhealthy dating relationships

Presented by: Maya Ragavan, MD, MPH, MS.

"Understanding Eating Disorders"

Presented by: Kristin Burmeister, MSSA, LSW from The Emily Program.

Thank you to our sponsors!




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