Local Groups Host Community Forums on Sexting and Teens

Barrington residents seek dialogue after sexting incident at local middle school

BARRINGTON, ILLINOIS (April 17, 2014)—Advocacy organizations convened a community forum on sexting on Wednesday evening in suburban Barrington after reports of an investigation into sexting at a local middle school.

Hosted by the National Alliance of Mental Illness, Barrington Children’s Charities, the Cressy Foundation, Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and Rosati’s Pizza, the event was held at the Sanfilippo Estate at 789 Plum Tree Road in Barrington.

Nausheen Din, M.D., a physician specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry, presented to a crowd of about 40 adults. Attorney Antonio Romanucci, who specializes in personal injury law, was also on hand to answer questions from the audience.

“We can expect that students and their families will likely face challenges in dealing with this and future incidents, so we organized these forums to make sure we have the chance, as a community, to talk it out candidly,” said Dr. Din.
The recent sexting incident reportedly involved inappropriate images of a student circulated among a wide circle of classmates in Barrington’s CUSD 220.

“Parents should make sure they’ve talked to their children about these kinds if instances, which are becoming increasingly common–before they occur,” said Romanucci, whose firm, Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, specializes in such cases. “It’s important for families to know their rights and be proactive in the face of terrible events like this.”

Another such forum, sponsored by the same organizations, will take place on Thursday, April 17 at 6:30pm at the Lake Barrington Field House at 28156 West Northpointe Parkway in Lake Barrington. The Thursday event will be geared toward students.

Dr. Din has been in private practice for close to fifteen years, and completed her adult psychiatry residency training at the Loyola University Medical Center, as well as a fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she served as chief resident. She works closely with the community and local school districts, and is a resident of Barrington.

For more information about Antonio Romanucci and Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, please visit www.rblaw.net.