Respect Yourself Protect Yourself

What's it about? 

Dr. M. Susan Scanlon designed this interactive event for mothers and daughters to teach high school students several smart strategies for handling the challenges they will face in college. 

It's not just another lecture! This workshop with a panel of experts is about doing something to get prepared for a healthy, safe and happy college experience! Wear comfortable clothes and get involved!

Respect Yourself Protect Yourself Workshops

Lecture Topics

Dr. M. Susan Scanlon will discuss

  • Understanding your boundaries

  • Decisions about sexuality

  • What it means to consent

  • Contraception STD prevention

  • Dangers of alcohol use

  • Avoiding date-rape drugs

  • Risk of sexual assault

"Dr Scanlon covered all the issues that I was too uncomfortable to talk about with my daughter. This is a great program!"

                                                 -Sharon D.

Health and Safety Tips: A College guilde for girls

Health & Safety Tips

Practice the power of the word "NO"  led by college students from schools such as Boston College and University of Illinois. 

 

"This was my favorite part of today. It helped me to hear what college girls said about staying safe."                                                            - Lauren G.

Self-Defense

Learn to protect yourself with martial arts and the Girls on Guard/Fight-Like-a-Girl self-defense moves.

" I truly believe in the College Prep Workshop. I wish it was a mandatory class in all high schools."

- Michelle DeLaRosa, Women's Self-Defense Institute

Dorm room workouts
 Exercise

Learn the ultimate dorm room workout to stay fit and handle stress.

"Dr Scanlon will help so many college girls with her workshops. The information is great!"

       -Amy Winter, Fitness Expert

Nutrition and healthy eating for college women
Nutrition

Gain insight into many helpful strategies and delicious recipes for healthy college eating.

"The smoothies taste really good and something I can easily make in my dorm in college."           

                                         - Katy M.

College guilde for women
Yoga

Learn a college yoga flow to help you reduce stress, combat the physical demands of college and improve focus. 

Yoga may reduce depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

                                    -Mayo Clinic

"High school students prep for the ACT, spend hours on their applications, and carefully plan out their dorm room. They also need to prepare for the health and safety issues they will face so their college years can be happy and productive. This workshop will help high school students do just that!" 

                                                           - M. Susan Scanlon, MD

Upcoming Workshops

It is possible that the workshops may be virtual again this year. It was a great success as a virtual event this summer. Registrations being accepted now. Stay tuned if it will be in person or by Zoom.

Sunday,  January 9, 2022

Amita St. Alexius Medical Center

Hoffman Estates, IL

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost: $85

for mother(parent/guardian) & daughter

June and August 2022

Dates to be announced soon

Amita St. Alexius Medical Center

Hoffman Estates, IL

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cost: $85

for mother(parent/guardian) & daughter

Dr Scanlon's College Guidebook

The Gyne's Guide for College Women: 

How to Have a Healthy, Safe and Happy Four Years

The Gyne's Guide for College Women
Dr Scanlon's college guidebook goes hand in hand with the workshops! Keep it in your dorm for quick answers and advice when you need it!

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Recent Workshops

August 8, 2021

Amita Health

St. Alexius Medical Center

Hoffman Estates, IL

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP

August 2, 2020

Hosted on Zoom due to Covid pandemic

August 11, 2019

Amita Health

St. Alexius Medical Center

Hoffman Estates, IL

June 2019

Northwest Community Healthcare

Wellness Center

Arlington Heights, IL

April 12, 2019

Benet Academy

Transition to College speaker

Lisle, IL

January 6, 2019

Amita Health

St. Alexius Medical Center

Hoffman Estates, IL

August 12, 2018

Northwest Community Healthcare 

Wellness Center

Arlington Heights, IL

June 10, 2018

Amita Health

St. Alexius Medical Center

Hoffman Estates, IL

March 23, 2018

Benet Academy

Lisle, IL

Health Lecture Segment for male and female students in the 2018 senior class

March 13, 2018

Glenbard West High School

Glen Ellyn, IL

Health Lecture Segment for Women's Leadership Conference

January 21, 2018

Amita Health

St. Alexius Medical Center

Hoffman Estates, IL

July 30, 2017

Loyola Center for Health & Fitness

On the campus of Loyola Medical Center

Maywood, IL

June 23, 2017

Amita Health

St. Alexius Medical Center

Hoffman Estates, IL

May 7, 2017

Hinsdale Central High School

Hinsdale, IL

Hosted by the Hinsdale Central Boosters

January 8, 2017

Loyola Center for Health & Fitness

On the campus of Loyola Medical Center

Maywood, IL

October 19, 2016

Fenwick High School

Oak Park, IL

Mini-workshop for male and female students of the 2017 Senior Class

August 7, 2016

Loyola Center for Health & Fitness

On the campus of Loyola Medical Center

Maywood, IL

May 25, 2016 

2Hot Yoga. Highland Park, IL

Mini-workshop sponsored by parent group from New Trier High School 

 April 24, 2016

Glenview Park Center Health and Fitness. Glenview, IL

January 10, 2016

Northwest Community Hospital

Wellness Center

Arlington Heights, IL

Are you interested in having Dr. Susan Scanlon host a

Respect Yourself Protect Yourself College Prep Workshop

in your community or school? Contact us! 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“The entire program was great!”

Claudia W. 

Workshop Participant