Mental Health Parenting Speaker Series | St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School

Mental Health Speaker Series

You're parenting in a time like no other. And we are here to help you. This year our  Dominican Connections annual speaker series will feature top mental health advocates offering support to families.

We invite you to join us and learn from these speakers, their experiences and expertise.  All events are free and open to the community

The series is by sponsored St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School and CBHS. For more information contact Gianna Soefker, SAA-SDS Director of Community Relations at


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Sept. 13 – Drew Robinson Story

CBHS Auditorium

7:00 p.m.

Our series kicks off with a presentation by former major league baseball player and mental health advocate Drew Robinson. Drew will speak about his personal journey after surviving a self-inflicted gunshot wound. As co-founder of the Better Universe Foundation and mental wellness advocate for the San Francisco Giants, Drew Robinson seeks to encourage and inspire others. He is the subject of a viral ESPN profile and E60 special.  

Register for Drew Robinson 


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Oct. 25  – Ashley Bendiksen

St. Agnes Library

7:15 a.m. - Upper School Students and Mothers

CBHS Auditorium

7:00 p.m.

Abuse prevention expert and best-selling author, Ashley Bendiksen, shares her remarkable story and expertise to address healthy relationships, personal boundaries, abuse prevention, resilience, and leadership. As a survivor of abuse, trauma and homelessness, Ashley inspires others to impact change through personal development and agency.

On October 25 Ashley will address our students and  the community. 

Register for the Morning Presentation 

Register for the Evening Presentation 


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Feb. 22 – Dr. Justin Dodson  

Hook Theatre @St. Agnes-St. Dominic  

7:00 p.m.

An expert on mental health, Dr. Justin Dodson is a native Memphian who has worked with populations ranging from children to professional athletes. His areas of expertise include adolescent and adult mental health, trauma, crisis intervention, and group and family therapies. On Thursday, February 22, Dr. Dodson will address students and families as he shares his expertise on maintaining a healthy relationship with social media and how interactions within those spaces can impact mental well-being.

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For More Information

For more information about our FREE parenting presentations, contact

Gianna Soefker
Director of Community Relations

To register for an event, follow the link under each presentation description.

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