Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

Hartwell Visiting Fellow

Greens Farms Academy Presents Dr. Lisa Damour

Dr. Lisa Damour

Janet Hartwell Visiting Fellow
"The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents"

Thursday, January 26  7 P.M. 

Janet Hartwell Performing Arts Center
35 Beachside Avenue, Westport

Registration for this event is full. To request the waitlist, please fill out the form below. 

We are thrilled to be joined on January 26th by New York Times bestselling author, CBS News contributor, and former GFA Coyle Scholar, Dr. Lisa Damour, Ph.D. Dr. Damour’s work and bestsellers Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into

Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety
in Girls
 have provided practical guidance to students, parents, and teachers. Lisa’s visit with us will land a few weeks prior to the February launch of her upcoming book, The Emotional Lives of Teenagers: Raising Connected, Capable, and Compassionate Adolescents.

Recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association,

Dr. Lisa Damour co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, writes about teenagers for
the New York Times, appears as a regular contributor to CBS News, and works
in collaboration with UNICEF. 

Dr. Damour serves as a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies
at Case Western Reserve University and has written numerous academic
papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. She
maintains a private practice and also speaks to schools, professional
organizations, and corporate groups around the world on the topics of child
and adolescent development, family mental health, and adult well-being.

Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and worked for the
Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at
the University of Michigan. She has been a fellow at Yale’s Edward Zigler
Center in Child Development and Social Policy and the University of
Michigan’s Power Foundation. She and her husband are the proud parents of
two daughters.

We look forward to seeing you at 7 p.m. on January 26. 

About the Hartwell Visiting Fellows

Founded in 2018, the endowed teaching fellowship aligns with the value GFA places on the life of the mind as well as the application of knowledge that fuels science, arts, government, business, social enterprise, environmental responsibility and more. The program  allows us to bring distinguished speakers, innovative thinkings, and dynamic teachers to campus for extended periods of time to work with our PreK-12 students and enhance our already robust curriculum; deepens our Inquiry projects, providing a distinctive and distinguishing aspect of our current offerings; and elevates the profile of the school and enhances the student experience. 

GFA’s “Ask Lisa”: Bob Whelan & Dr. Lisa Damour


Supporting Our Children Through the Rituals and Routines of the Academic Year

Lisa Damour, Ph.D. Thurs, Sept. 15 @ 7 p.m. We are thrilled to be joined twice this year by New York Times bestselling author, CBS News contributor, and former GFA Coyle Scholar, Dr. Lisa Damour, Ph.D. As this year’s Hartwell Visiting Fellow, Dr. Damour will engage virtually with our parent community on September 15 and then spend a full day with us on campus on January 26. Her work and bestsellers Untangled and Under Pressure have provided practical guidance to girls and boys as well as to their parents, teachers, and advocates. Please mark your calendars for 7 p.m. both evenings to hear and learn from one of the country’s leading experts in child and adolescent development. Dr. Damour’s virtual visit on September 15th will focus on how we, as parents, can best support our kids as they return to the rituals and routines of the academic year. 

We are taking YOUR questions. Please submit your questions for Bob Whelan to pose to Dr. Damour during the webcast by clicking the button below and submitting a form. We ask that all questions be submitted by Wednesday, September 14 at noon. 

Past Hartwell Fellows