Programs for Families and Professionals

Tyree Institute has a mission of serving the greater community by exporting best practices on adolescent development and learning differences as well as professional development workshops. Throughout the year, Tyree Institute offers a variety of events for community members, alumni, alumni parents, current parents and students, and education professionals. Many of our programs share best practices developed and employed by Wolcott’s expert faculty. 

Audiences from across Chicago-land attend lectures, film screenings, and hands-on workshops. The Institute touches hundreds of parents, professionals, and students. Many of our workshops offer professional development credits (PD’s) in partnership with other universities and organizations such as Northwestern University, DePaul University, and Oakton Community College.


Tyree Institute events



Previous programs topics:

Risky Teen Behavior
College Essay Writing Workshops
Transitioning to College
Executive Functioning
Anxiety and Stress
Healthy Sleep
College Application Process 
The Brain Science of ADHD
Understanding Self-Awareness
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Conference in partnership with Northwestern University
Fostering Inner Peace: Meaningful Connections & Empathy 
Student Control of Messaging in the Face of Bias  
Building the Language of Empathy: Using Literature as a Vehicle for Developing Authentic and Empathic Vocabulary in High School Students 
SEL in Decision Making; Hard History, Classroom Discussion, and Student Decision Making 
MultiTasking: Impact on Performance and Emotional Regulation
Sleep Health for Learning and Growth 
Anxiety and Stress: Skills Strategies and Techniques
Diagnosing and Supporting Students with Dyslexia and Other Learning Challenges
Risk & Resiliency