skip to main content
Event Calendar

Event_Calendar iconEvent Calendartitle

  • SUHSD Parent Education Series
Calendar
Calendars

Parent Education Series

PE Horiz Logo
The Parent Education Series is a leading provider of inclusive, high-quality education for parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members. Founded in 2006, our organization has reached over 85,000 attendees on critical issues—mental health, substance use, digital media, college planning, and more—that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens.  
Click here to visit our free Video Library (YouTube). 
Playmobil People

2021-22 Calendar

2021-2022 Event Calendar

 
LIVE (VIRTUAL) EVENTS 
 
  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 6:00pm – 7:00pm PDT, Online Event (Meeting)
 
Disaster Preparedness: Building Community Resilience
Town Hall Meeting hosted by Sequoia Healthcare District  
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
What Do You Say? Talking with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance and Motivation 
William Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
Mindful Parenting: Reducing COVID Stress and Anxiety
Madeleine Pizey, Mindful Educator, Mission Be (Nonprofit Organization)
 
Register: https://missionbe2021shd.eventbrite.com
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT, Live Event (Webinar) 
 
The Twisties”: Youth Sports, Competition, and Mental Health
Steve Smith, PhD, Clinical and Sports Psychologist, UC Santa Barbara
 
Register: https://stevesmith2021woodside.eventbrite.com
(Zoom link provided upon registration) 
 
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
Beyond Being Admitted: Making the Most of the College Experience
Frank Bruni, Author, NY Times Columnist, and Endowed Professor of Journalism, Duke University 
Alice Kleeman, Award-Winning Former College Advisor, Menlo-Atherton High School
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration) 
 
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® Training: Part 1
Shana Karashima, Coordinator, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, SUHSD
Mary McGrath, Executive Director, Safe & Supportive Schools, SMCOE
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration) 
 
  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
#ReachOut: Community Resources for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Jenny Bratton, SHD; Dr. Karen Li, SHD; Brook Pollard, StarVista; Sylvia Tang, SM County Health
 
(Zoom link available upon registration)
 
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
The Stolen Year: How America's Covid Response Failed Kids, and How We Can Fix It
Anya Kamenetz, Author and NPR Education Correspondent
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Webinar) 
 
Mindful Parenting: Reducing Covid Stress and Anxiety (Spanish)
Leo Zarazua, Mindfulness Educator, Mission Be
 
Enlace de zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89628653117?pwd=aHJ0MkRsdjkxbml6TzNRTy9UakJrdz09
 
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® Training: Part 2
Shana Karashima, Coordinator, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, SUHSD
Bradley Ostrander, Coordinator, SMCOE School Climate / Assistant Principal, Gateway Community School
 
Register: (coming soon)
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
THE PARENT FORUM (ENGLISH)
 
  • Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT, Online Event (Meeting)
 
Parent Forum #9 (English) - How to Support Your Upset Child or Teen
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
(Zoom link provided upon registration)
 
THE PARENT FORUM (SPANISH)  
 
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Foro de padres #13 (Español)De Regreso a la Escuela y la Socialización de los Hijos
Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center
 
 
The Parent Forum is an initiative of the Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with The Parent Venture
 
   Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder, The Parent Education Series, Co-Founder, The Parent Venture, cmargot@parentventure.org





Carlmont

The Parent Education Series - Sponsored by Carlmont PTSA 

 
Upcoming Events: 
 
Friends, Frenemies and Friendlier Friends: Helping Students Navigate Changing Social Dynamics
Ana Homayoun, Author, The Myth of The Perfect Girl, Social Media Wellness
Phyllis Flagell, Licensed Clinical Counselor, Author, Middle School Matters
 
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 1:00pm - 2:00pm PT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Register: (coming soon)
 
+++
 
Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
Anna Lembke, MD, Stanford Psychiatrist, author of Dopamine Nation
 
Wednesday, Jan. 18 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm PT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Register: (coming soon)
 
+++
 
Past Events: 
 
EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage
Laura Huang, PhD, Professor, Harvard Business School
 
Thursday, April 21, 2021, 6:00pm – 7:00pm PDT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
Laura Huang, PhD, MBA, author of EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage, shares her revolutionary research on how we can improve our change of being successful in life.
 
How can we, as parents, help our child or teen find their "edge," the unique set of characteristics that will help them turn adversity into advantage?
 
We are all subject to others’ biases—about race, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, and more—that can work for us or against us. The good news, Huang argues, is that we can flip biases and re-frame them to work in our favor.
 
Dr. Laura Huang is a professor at the Harvard Business School, a former assistant professor at Wharton, and the international bestselling author of EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage. Huang is also co-founder of Project EMplify, a nonprofit that teaches soft (foundational) skills to underprivileged communities.
 
Parents, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. 
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Having Courageous Conversations About Race and Systemic Racism
Donald Grant, PsyD, Center for Community & Social Impact, Pacific Oaks College
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Join Donald Grant, PhD, for a "Courageous Conversation" about Race and Systemic Racism in America today. Learn how to be a disruptor of anti-Black/Latinx racism and discrimination by increasing your knowledge and empathic awareness.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This presentation is sponsored by Carlmont PTSA, Sequoia Healthcare District, Sequoia Union High School District, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
+++
 
Navigating Emotionally-Intense Conversations with Your Child or Teen
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, The Center for Supportive Relationships
 
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
In this interactive (virtual) workshop, you will learn how to be more effective and comfortable offering emotional support when your child is experiencing strong emotions such as stress, frustration, anxiety, or anger.
 
Dr. Eran Magen is the founder and scientific director of the Center for Supportive Relationships which provides relational skills training for parents, school districts, high education institutions, healthcare professionals, and private corporations.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This presentation is sponsored by Carlmont PTSA, Sequoia Healthcare District, Sequoia Union High School District, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
+++
 
Carlmont Parent Education Series events are sponsored by Carlmont PTSA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, cmargot@csmconsulting.net 

M-A

The Parent Education Series - Sponsored by M-A PTA

 
Upcoming Events: 
 
Beyond Being Admitted: Making the Most of the College Experience
Frank Bruni, Author, NY Times Columnist, and Endowed Professor of Journalism, Duke University & Alice Kleeman, Award-Winning Former College Advisor, Menlo-Atherton
            
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:00pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
The publication of Frank Bruni’s Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be in 2015 brought common sense to the often-overwrought discussion of the college search and selection process.
 
At this Parent Education Series special event, Bruni takes the conversation to the next level to bring further common sense (and even inspiration) to a discussion of ways to realize the promise and potential of the college years.
 
Far from seeing these years as merely a step on the road to a job or career, Bruni—now teaching college students himself at Duke University—will offer thoughtful suggestions about making the most of the college experience.
 
Bruni will be in conversation with Alice Kleeman, the award-winning former College Advisor at Menlo-Atherton High School, Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.
 
+++
 
Past Events:
 
What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home
Bill Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child
 
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
The good news is that effective communication can be cultivated, learned, and taught. And as you get better at this, so will your kids.
 
In What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home (August 2021), Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson, bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child, will guide you to communicate more successfully with your children and teens.
 
Parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Digital Media and COVID-19: What Has Changed, What Hasn't, What's Next 
David Kleeman, Strategist, Analyst, Speaker & Author, SVP, Dubit
 
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
Strategist, analyst, author, and speaker, David Kleeman, SVP at Dubit, has been a global thought leader in children’s and youth media for 25+ years.
 
In this live (virtual) event, Kleeman will explore the impact of COVID-19 on kids’ media, best practices in playful learning, and the integration of child/adolescent development and research across media, technology, and games.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
The Future of College Admission: More Questions, A Range of Answers?
Alice Kleeman, retired M-A College Advisor & Dr. Angel B. Pérez, CEO, NACAC
 
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
In their 2019 Parent Education session “20 Years in College Admission—What Has Changed? What Hasn’t?” Dr. Angel B. Pérez and Alice Kleeman provided perspective from both sides of the desk on college-admission-related issues.
 
In this online webinar, Angel and Alice will come together again to offer a sequel, “The Future of College Admission: More Questions, A Range of Answers?” addressing these issues and more, in light of the uncertainty introduced by COVID-19.
 
Angel Pérez, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), will be interviewed by Alice Kleeman, retired M-A College Advisor.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
+++
 
How to Give Kids a Sense of Routine and Stability in a Pandemic School Year
Ana Homayoun, Founder, Green Ivy Educational Consulting & DeLise Bernard, Founder, Surviving Homeschool
 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
The uncertainty of what school will look like and how long the pandemic will go on is stressful for parents and kids alike. 
 
Join Ana Homayoun, founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, and DeLise Barnard, founder of Surviving Homeschool, as they discuss how to help kids - and parents! - navigate the transitions ahead. Sponsored by M-A PTA.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This presentation is sponsored by M-A PTA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net

Sequoia

The Parent Education Series - Sponsored by SHSEF 

 
Upcoming Events: 
 
Mindful Parenting: Reducing COVID Stress and Anxiety
Madeleine Pizey, Mindful Educator, Mission Be (Nonprofit Organization)
 
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Today’s kids are faced with a myriad of challenges, both academically and socially. Helping our children and teens manage these challenges – especially as in-person school resumes – can be stressful for parents.
 
Join Madeleine Pizey, Mindful Educator for Mission Be, for Part 1 of our 2021-22 "Mindful Parent" series. In this one-hour, self-care break, you will learn how to reduce stress and increase positivity through the power of mindfulness.
 
Parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.
 
+++
 
Past Events: 
 
What Do You Say? Talking with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance and Motivation
Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson, national bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child
 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
If you're a parent, you've likely had conversations when you thought, "How did that go so badly?" The good news is that effective communication can be cultivated, learned, and taught. And as you get better at this, so will your kids!
 
In their new book, What Do You Say?, Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson, national bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child, tackle thorny topics like boundaries around tech/social media, anxiety, sleep, homework, motivation, and family problem-solving. 
 
Parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.
 
+++
 
Digital Balance and Well-Being: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Digital Media Experts
Jamie Nunez, Common Sense Media; Elaine Dessus, Mental Health Support Specialist, Woodside; Dan Friedman, PsyD, Kaiser Permanente; Jack West, Educator, Sequoia 
 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
The well-being of our children has taken on new urgency during COVID-era schooling. Prior to the pandemic, a rising chorus of parents, educators, and mental health professionals were voicing concerns about the impact of screen time and social media on the health of our youth.  
 
Join us for a panel discussion on "Digital Well-Being and Balance" with Silicon Valley digital media experts including Common Sense Media.
 
Panelists:
 
- Jamie Nuñez, Bay Area Regional Manager, Common Sense Media
- Elaine Dessus, Mental Health Support Specialist, Woodside High School, Sequoia Union High School District
- Jack West, Science teacher, Sequoia High School & Coordinator, Digital Well-Being Task Force, Sequoia Union High School District
- Dan Friedman, PsyD, Child & Adolesencent Mental Health Professional, Kaiser Permanente
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This presentation is sponsored by the Digital Well-Being Task Force, SUHSD, Sequoia Healthcare District, Peninsula Health Care District, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Prepared or Petrified? How to Be an Askable Adult for Your ‘Quaranteen’
Vanessa Kellam, Parent Engagement Manager, Health Connected
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
The pandemic has put many of life's events on hold, but your teen's sexual development isn't one of them!  
 
This live (virtual) event aims to inspire and equip parents to engage their 'quaranteen' in meaningful conversations about sexual health and relationships. Join Vanessa Kellam, Parent Engagement Manager at Health Connected, for a timely conversation.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. 
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Past Events: 
 
Mission Be: Mindfulness and Self-Care Workshop for Parents and Caregivers
Carin Winter, Founder and CEO, Mission Be
 
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
Join us for an interactive workshop with Carin Winter, CEO of Mission Be, to learn mindfulness practices for self-care and stress reduction. In this live webinar, Carin will explore mindfulness practices (breathing techniques, visualizations, affirmations, and more) that can be easily shared with your entire family.
 
Carin Winter, CEO of Mission Be, has brought her mindfulness program to over 126 school districts in 27 states and nine countries. With 20+ years of experience as a former clinical social worker and yoga teacher, Carin brings a wealth of mindful wisdom to her work with students, teachers, and parents.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. 
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
+++
 
Finding the Right School at the Right Price During COVID-19
Lynn O’Shaughnessy, College Expert & Higher-Ed Journalist, The College Solution
 
Friday, October 16, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a nationally recognized college expert, higher-education journalist, speaker, and educator. She is the founder of The College Solution, a resource to help families with teenagers become smart college shoppers as they search for schools, especially during COVID-19.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
+++
 
The Anti-Racist Parent: Engaging Youth Through an Equity and Justice Framework
Victor Rios, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
What does it mean to be an "Anti-Racist Parent"? Join Victor Rios, PhD, tenured professor at UC Santa Barbara, TED Talk speaker, author, sociologist, and national thought leader on at-opportunity youth.
 
Dr. Rios will provide parents with practical strategies for being reflexive about anti-racism, and for having courageous conversations with their children, friends, and family.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net

Woodside

The Parent Education Series - Sponsored by Woodside PTSA 

 
Upcoming Events: 
 
Mindful Parenting: Reducing COVID Stress and Anxiety
Madeleine Pizey, Mindful Educator, Mission Be (Nonprofit Organization)
 
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Today’s kids are faced with a myriad of challenges, both academically and socially. Helping our children and teens manage these challenges – especially as in-person school resumes – can be stressful for parents.
 
Join Madeleine Pizey, Mindful Educator for Mission Be, for Part 1 of our 2021-22 "Mindful Parent" series. In this one-hour, self-care break, you will learn how to reduce stress and increase positivity through the power of mindfulness.
 
Parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.
 
+++
 
The Twisties”: Youth Sports, Competition, and Mental Health
Steve Smith, PhD, Clinical and Sports Psychologist, UC Santa Barbara
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Olympic athletes Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, and Naomi Osaka brought mental health to the forefront of the Tokyo Olympics. What can we learn from them to keep our young athletes safe, healthy, and balanced?
 
Steve Smith, PhD, a clinical and sports psychologist, UCSB, will discuss how parents can support healthy sports participation for their children and teens. With humor, wit, and compassion, Dr. Smith gives parents what they need: straightforward, honest information about the realities of youth sports, backed by cutting-edge research.
 
Parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.
 
+++
 
Past Events: 
 
Ayudando a sus jóvenes navegar las redes sociales de forma segura (en espanol) 
Cindy Marroquín, Directora de Prevención, RTS
 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, evento en línea (seminario web)
 
 
Platicar sobre sexting, pronografia y la seguridad digital puede ser igual de incómodo para padres e hijos.
 
En este seminario web, Cindy Marroquin, Directora de Prevención de RTS, compartirá las realidades de la cultura juvenil en línea.
 
Obtendrán nuevos recursos para aumentar la seguridad en línea para sus niños y adolescentes, junto con consejos para iniciar conversaciones familiares.
 
Padres, educadores, profesionales de la salud mental y miembros de la comunidad son bienvenidos! Entrada gratis. Este evento será en español.
 
 
¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Charlene Margot, MA, cofundadora y directora ejecutiva, The Parent Venture (Serie de educación para padres), en cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Past Events: 
 
Helping Your Child/Teen Safely Navigate the Online World
Amanda Freeman, Program Director, RTS
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
In this webinar, Amanda Freeman, Program Director at RTS, will share the realities of online youth culture. You will come away with new resources to increase online safety for your children and teens, along with tips to spark family conversations.
 
Parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. A Spanish version of this workshop will be offered on Thursday, April 22.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Digital Balance and Well-Being: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Digital Media Experts
Jamie Nunez, Common Sense Media; Elaine Dessus, Mental Health, Woodside 
 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
The well-being of our children has taken on new urgency during COVID-era schooling. Prior to the pandemic, a rising chorus of parents, educators, and mental health professionals were voicing concerns about the impact of screen time and social media on the health of our youth.  
 
Join us for a panel discussion on "Digital Well-Being and Balance" with Silicon Valley digital media experts including Common Sense Media.
 
Panelists:
 
- Jamie Nuñez, Bay Area Regional Manager, Common Sense Media
- Elaine Dessus, Mental Health Support Specialist, Woodside High School, Sequoia Union High School District
- Jack West, Science teacher, Sequoia High School & Coordinator, Digital Well-Being Task Force, Sequoia Union High School District
- Dan Friedman, PsyD, Child & Adolesencent Mental Health Professional, Kaiser Permanente
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This presentation is sponsored by the Digital Well-Being Task Force, SUHSD, Sequoia Healthcare District, Peninsula Health Care District, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Helping Your Children and Teens Discover Their Purpose in Life
Kendall Cotton Bronk, PhD, Claremont Graduate University
 
Thursday, February 11, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
Drawing on nearly two decades of scientific research, this live (virtual) event will explore: What is purpose? Why does it matter? And, how can we — as parents — help our children and teens discover their purpose in life?
 
Kendall Cotton Bronk, PhD, is a professor of psychology in the Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences at Claremont Graduate University. She is the Principal Investigator at the Moral Development Lab, a research organization aimed at understanding how young people develop a sense of purpose.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Mission Be: Mindfulness and Self-Care Workshop for Parents and Caregivers
Carin Winter, Founder and CEO, Mission Be
 
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
Join us for an interactive workshop with Carin Winter, CEO of Mission Be, to learn mindfulness practices for self-care and stress reduction. In this live webinar, Carin will explore mindfulness practices (breathing techniques, visualizations, affirmations, and more) that can be easily shared with your entire family.
 
Carin Winter, CEO of Mission Be, has brought her mindfulness program to over 126 school districts in 27 states and nine countries. With 20+ years of experience as a former clinical social worker and yoga teacher, Carin brings a wealth of mindful wisdom to her work with students, teachers, and parents.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. 
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
+++
 
Fostering Creativity and Innovation in an Uncertain World
Steve Smith, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
How can we foster creativity and innovation in our kids, given today's highly unpredictable, uncertain world? Join Steve Smith, PhD, psychologist and professor at UCSB, for a webinar on Fostering Creativity and Innovation in an Uncertain World.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net

Parent Forum

The Parent Forum (English) 

 
Upcoming Events: 
 
Parent Forum #9 (English) – How to Support Your Upset Child or Teen
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
Friday, October 1, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT, Live Event (Webinar),
 
 
Join us for an all-new Parent Forum (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, a parent-child communication expert.  
 
Trying to offer support when your child or teen seems upset or stressed can feel like tiptoeing through a minefield. Learn how you can support your upset child, especially during moments of emotional intensity (e.g., anger, fear, anxiety, frustration).
 
Parents and caregivers welcome! Free admission. The Parent Forum is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.
 
+++
 
Past Events: 
 
Parent Forum #8 (English) - "Typical Teenagers...": Health Risk Behaviors
Becky Beacom, former Health Education and Community Engagement Manager, PAMF
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
Join us for a Parent Forum (English) with Becky Beacom, former manager of Health Education and Community Engagement for Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF).
 
In this interactive session, Ms. Beacom will address “typical teenage” health risk behaviors including vaping, tobacco, and e-cigarette use. Many teens overestimate the number of their peers who are engaged in risky behaviors, a surprising finding that can impact healthy vs unhealthy decision-making.
 
Parents and caregivers welcome! Free admission. The Parent Forum is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture, at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Parent Forum #7 (English) - Giving Inspiring, Encouraging Constructive Feedback
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
Friday, March 12, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT (1:00pm -1:30 After-Session), Live Event (Meeting)
 
 
Offering corrective feedback can be a challenging and uncomfortable experience even for experienced professionals, let alone for busy parents. In this interactive session, you will learn how to be more comfortable and more effective when offering feedback that encourages and inspires your child to continue improving.

Join us for an all-new Parent Forum (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, founder of Parenting for Humans. This series of (virtual) parent discussion groups will focus on parent-child communication and managing relationships with your child or teen.
 
Parents and caregivers welcome! Free admission. The Parent Forum is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with The Parent Venture. Registration is limited, so sign up early.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture, at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Parent Forum #6 (English)
Helping Your Child or Teen Develop Good Habits
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
Friday, January 15, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT (1:00pm -1:30 After-Session), Live Event (Meeting)
 
 
Join us for an all-new Parent Forum (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, CEO of Circles of Support and founder of Parenting for Humans. This series of (virtual) parent discussion groups will focus on parent-child communication and managing relationships with your child or teen.
 
Parents and caregivers welcome! Free admission. The Parent Forum is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with The Parent Venture. Registration is limited, so sign up early.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture, at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Parent Forum #5 (English) 
How to Give Advice Your Child (Might) Listen To
Eran Magen, PhD, Center for Supportive Relationships 
 
Friday, December 11, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Live Event (Meeting)
 
Join us for an all-new Parent Forum 2020-21 (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, founder of The Center for Supportive Relationships.
 
This series of (virtual) parent discussion groups will focus on parent-child communication and managing relationships with your child or teen.
 
Parents and caregivers welcome! Free admission. The Parent Forum is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
+++
 
Parent Forum #4 (English) 
How to Be Your Child's Favorite Conversation Partner
Eran Magen, PhD, Center for Supportive Relationships 
 
Friday, October 30, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Meeting)
 
 
Join us for an all-new Parent Forum 2020-21 (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, founder of The Center for Supportive Relationships.
 
This series of (virtual) parent discussion groups will focus on parent-child communication and managing relationships with your child or teen.
 
Parents and caregivers welcome! Free admission. The Parent Forum is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
 
+++
 
Parent Forum #3 (English) 
Strengthening Communication with Your Child or Teen
Eran Magen, PhD, The Center for Supportive Relationships
 
Friday, September 25, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Meeting)
 
 
Join us for an all-new Parent Forum 2020-21 (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, founder of The Center for Supportive Relationships.
 
This series of (virtual) parent discussion groups will focus on parent-child communication and managing relationships with your child or teen.
 
Space is limited! Register today to secure your spot in The Parent Forum. 
 
Parents and caregivers welcome! Free admission. The Parent Forum is an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net

Mini-Series

The Parent Education Mini-Series Events

 
Mini-Series events are focused on the health and wellness of children and teens. These events are sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Upcoming Events: 
 
#ReachOut: Community Resources for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Jenny Bratton, SHD; Dr. Karen Li, SHD; Brook Pollard, StarVista; Sylvia Tang, SM County Health
 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
September is Suicide Prevention Month, which includes National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5-11) and World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10).
 
In this collaborative community event, San Mateo County Health (Suicide Prevention Committee / Office of Diversity & Equity), StarVista, Sequoia Healthcare District, and The Parent Venture offer resources for youth mental health and suicide prevention.
 
Parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This presentation is sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District, StarVista, San Mateo County Health, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.
 

Newsletters

2021-2022 Parent Education Newsletter

 
August 22, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3goYMMO
August 15, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3xKqIAt
August 8, 2021 - https://conta.cc/37IayNL
August 1, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3lqkRy1
 

2020-2021 Parent Education Newsletters

 
June 27, 2021 - https://conta.cc/2TbDHgu
June 20, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3gGe9kA
June 13, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3iEUR0u
April 25, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3dRGLWy
April 18, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3gm9ynG
April 11, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3mArrk1
April 5, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3uqBcE7
March 28, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3sAFKaj
March 21, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3lCEzoa
March 14, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3cqAwHu
March 7, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3rqCWvH
February 28, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3sC88Zq
February 21, 2021 - https://conta.cc/2OZqpBj
February 14, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3aHQXya
February 7, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3aHQXya
January 31, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3pAO7Bp
January 24, 2021 - https://conta.cc/39bQ4hC
January 17, 2021 - https://conta.cc/2XNF6IX
January 10, 2021 - https://conta.cc/3sc9V7P
January 3, 2021 - https://conta.cc/2Ll12I4
December 27, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3ruAncx
December 20, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3pb3Zdc
December 13, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3gLsGcU
December 6, 2020 - https://conta.cc/39NBzl2
November 29, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2VhpM60
November 22, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3fm43Df
November 15, 2020 - https://conta.cc/35ysrOz
November 8, 2020 - https://conta.cc/38sOyb1
November 1, 2020 - https://conta.cc/35PP2oK
October 25, 2020 - https://conta.cc/31FtuKh
October 18, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3o3SYdS
October 11, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2GZez5X
October 4, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2GmVcnD
September 27, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2S2HUPx
September 20, 2020 - https://conta.cc/32KaoDI
September 13, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2RkG3oP
September 6, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2Gy4tsF
August 30, 2020 - https://conta.cc/34LV8HH
August 23, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2Qknsss
August 16, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3kPKhlD
 

2019-2020 Parent Education Newsletters 

 
August 9, 2020 -  https://conta.cc/2XIUfeH
August 2, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2XmW6pn
July 26, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3hvIkZk
July 19, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2OHwZJ8
July 12, 2020 - https://conta.cc/32ca7tu
June 28, 2020 - https://conta.cc/38fOgSL
June 21, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2Nk6wk8
June 14, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3dXdQ0S
June 7, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2Yi6zlT
June 4, 2020 -  https://conta.cc/2A22dXN
May 31, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3gIsPNS
May 24, 2020 - https://conta.cc/36vZOQT
May 17, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2Tfocks
May 10, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3fyzB8s
April 26, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3cVTmF3
April 19, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2RP5Mq7
April 12, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3a5gxLd
April 5, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2xU6LxP
March 29, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2vYk0gt
March 22, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2xk5Ne0
March 15, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2IMgRmD
March 1, 2020 - https://conta.cc/3agTPQG
February 23, 2020 - https://conta.cc/38wxH3B
February 16, 2020 - https://conta.cc/32dsLzb
February 9, 2020 -  https://conta.cc/2HaW8s4
February 2, 2020 - https://conta.cc/37T2oAs
January 26, 2020 -  https://conta.cc/2tVLwdo
January 19, 2020 - https://conta.cc/2Rbba6I
January 12, 2020 -  https://conta.cc/2QMxaEX
January 5, 2020 - https://conta.cc/35o0IN5
December 21, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2MjRefa
December 15, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2rNH7YY
December 8, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2s85794
November 17, 2019 - https://conta.cc/37gBOkC
November 10, 2019 -  https://conta.cc/33zRVrB
November 3, 2019 - https://conta.cc/3289oFL
October 27, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2WjvBPT
October 20, 2019 -  https://conta.cc/33LZISx
October 13, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2MFpt03
October 6, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2VknkuH
September 29, 2019 -  https://conta.cc/2nLF3P6
September 22, 2019 - https://conta.cc/30FgtNA
September 15, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2AoaNNb
September 8, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2LwzdJu
August 25, 2019 - https://conta.cc/323Ruoc
August 18, 2019 - https://conta.cc/31PDkXM
August 11, 2019 - https://conta.cc/31u413S
 

2018-2019 Parent Education Newsletters

 
June 2, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2MlbOye
May 26, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2HVJNYP
May 19, 2019 -  https://conta.cc/2HB8XM0
May 12, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2VCFdIJ
May 5, 2019 -  https://conta.cc/2VkxJJZ
April 28, 2019 - https://conta.cc/2GH6r6A
 

SMCOE

San Mateo County Office of Education - Parent & Community Education 

 
Upcoming Events: 
 
Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® Training: Part 1
Mary McGrath, Executive Director, Safe & Supportive Schools, SMCOE
Shana Karashima, Coordinator, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, SUHSD
            
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
The San Mateo County Office of Education provides programs and services to promote student, parent, and community mental health and wellness.
 
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® is a mental health training for parents, caregivers, and community members to support families and their wider social networks. The focus of this skills-based program is to re-set the nervous system to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into greater balance.
Parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This workshop is part of Sequoia Union High School District's Social Emotional Learning Vision, a training series in partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.
 
+++
 
Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® Training: Part 2
Bradley Ostrander, Coordinator, SMCOE School Climate / Assistant Principal, Gateway Community School
Shana Karashima, Coordinator, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, SUHSD
            
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Register: (details coming soon)
 
The San Mateo County Office of Education provides programs and services to promote student, parent, and community mental health and wellness.
 
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® is a mental health training for parents, caregivers, and community members to support families and their wider social networks. The focus of this skills-based program is to re-set the nervous system to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into greater balance.
Parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This workshop is part of Sequoia Union High School District's Social Emotional Learning Vision, a training in partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.
 
+++
 
Past Events:
 
Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Parent/Caregiver Training: Part 1
Mary McGrath, SMCOE; Molly Henricks, SMCOE; Shana Karashima, SUHSD
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® is a mental health training for parents, caregivers, and community members to support families and their wider social network. The primary focus of this skills-based program is to re-set the natural balance of the nervous system in order to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into greater balance.
 
The FREE, two-part training will focus on the six CRM wellness skills, as well as the neuroscience behind the model. Attendees are encouraged to attend both trainings, as Part 1 and Part 2 will each focus on three of the CRM wellness skills.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org, or Sheléne Peterson at speterson@smcoe.org.
 
+++
 
Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Parent/Caregiver Training: Part 2
Mary McGrath, SMCOE; Molly Henricks, SMCOE; Shana Karashima, SUHSD
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 2:00pm – 3:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® is a mental health training for parents, caregivers, and community members to support families and their wider social network. The primary focus of this skills-based program is to re-set the natural balance of the nervous system in order to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into greater balance.
 
The FREE, two-part training will focus on the six CRM wellness skills, as well as the neuroscience behind the model. Attendees are encouraged to attend both trainings, as Part 1 and Part 2 will each focus on three of the CRM wellness skills.
 
This special event is sponsored by San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) and Sequoia Union High School District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org, or Sheléne Peterson at speterson@smcoe.org.
 
+++
 
Past Events: 
 
ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
Presented by SMCOE Tobacco Use Education (TUPE) and Safe and Supportive Schools
 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:00pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
 
ANGST is an IndieFlix Original documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes expert advice from mental health professionals, along with interviews from elementary and high school students who discuss how anxiety has impacted their lives.
 
Parents, students, educators, counselors, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! ANGST is appropriate for viewers age 10 and older. Spanish film subtitles and simultaneous interpretation for the panel and Q&A will be provided.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org, or Sheléne Peterson at speterson@smcoe.org.
 
+++
 
Ever Forward/Siempre Adelante: Building Character x Transforming Lives
Ashanti Branch, Ed.M., Founder of the Ever Forward Club
 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Each person has a set of shared human needs – for support, expression, recognition, meaning, and connection.  
 
By closing the gap between who we are on the inside and who we show up as at home, work, or school, we create more meaningful connections, healthier communication, deeper engagement – and ultimately more powerful results.
 
Ashanti Branch, M.Ed., is the founder and Executive Director of The Ever Forward Club, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support for African American and Latino young men and women.
 
Parents, caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be provided.
 
This special presentation is sponsored by San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE), in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org, or Sheléne Peterson at speterson@smcoe.org.
 
+++
 
The Art of the Possible: Raising Resilient Children and Teens
Leah Weiss, PhD, MSW, Stanford GSB
 
Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
How is it possible to raise resilient children and teens, especially in such turbulent, uncertain times?
In this special event hosted by San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE), Leah Weiss, PhD, an international authority in resilience and compassion, will share her expertise on the four "Pillars of Resilience."
 
Dr. Weiss is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, entrepreneur, and author. She teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and, and is a founding faculty member of Stanford’s “Compassion Cultivation Program,” conceived by the Dalai Lama.
 
Parents, caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be provided.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org, or Sheléne Peterson at speterson@smcoe.org.
 
+++
 
Mental Health 101: When Should Parents Worry?
Shashank Joshi, MD, Stanford School of Medicine
 
Monday, December 7, 2020, 5:00pm – 6:15pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
How can parents support the mental health of children and teens, especially during a pandemic? With rates of anxiety and depression on the rise, many parents wonder: Should I be worried?
 
Join us for an important conversation with Shashank Joshi, MD, Stanford psychiatrist and an expert in mental health and suicide prevention, on how parents and schools can promote youth mental wellness. Learn how to identify and support students impacted by mental health concerns, and how to recognize the signs of suicidality.
 
Parents (K-12), educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This  special presentation is sponsored by Peninsula Health Care District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
The Self-Driven Child: The Science & Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
William Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, co-authors of The Self-Driven Child
 
Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Join us for a San Mateo County-wide parent and community education event to support the health and well-being of children and youth during COVID-19!
 
In this engaging (virtual) presentation, Dr. Bill Stixrud, a clinical neuropsychologist, and Ned Johnson, founder of the tutoring company PrepMatters, offer research-based advice about how to help children and teens become more resilient, balanced, and motivated for learning.
 
Parents, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This  special collaborative presentation is sponsored by Get Healthy San Mateo County, Sequoia Healthcare District, Peninsula Health Care District, and The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net

Spanish

Upcoming Events: 
 
Foro de padres #13 (Español) - De Regreso a la Escuela y la Socialización de los Hijos
Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center
 
Martes, 21 de septiembre de 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Evento en vivo (seminario web)
 
 
Muchos estudiantes han estado expuestos a traumas, interrupciones en el aprendizaje, aislamiento físico y desconexión de la escuela y sus compañeros, lo que afecta negativamente su salud mental, académica, y funcionamiento en general. 
 
Una manera de regresar a la nueva normalidad y apoyar a los estudiantes a adaptarse a esto es apoyándolos en el regreso a la escuela y ayudándoles a socializarse de una manera segura. En esta charla, compartiremos consejos para ayudar a nuestros hijos a sentirse más seguros en la escuela y socializándose. 
 
¡Padres y cuidadores bienvenidos! Entrada gratis. El Foro de Padres es una iniciativa del Sequoia Healthcare District, en asociación con RCSD y The Parent Venture.  
 
Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Charlene Margot, MA, cofundadora y directora ejecutiva de The Parent Venture, cmargot@parentventure.org o Michelle Remond, RCSD, Enlace comunitario, mremond@rcsdk8.net, texto 650-218-7853
 
+++
 
Reduciendo el Estrés y la Ansiedad para Padres de Familia (Español)
Leo Zarazua, Mindfulness Educator, Mission Be
 
Miercoles, 6 de octobre, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Evento en vivo (seminario web)
 
Mission Be espera poder compartir contigo la segunda parte de nuestro “Mindful Parent Series.” Regálate un break en línea para disfrutar una hora para tí mismo  practicando el cómo cuidar tu sistema nervioso. Aprende cómo el estrés nos afecta y cómo podemos regularlo con el poder de mindfulness.
 
En una practica simple y muy sencilla, enseñaremos a tener momentos de tranquilidad y calma. Te esperamos para tomar este mindful break que servirá como apoyo para ti y para tu familia. 
¡Padres y cuidadores bienvenidos! Entrada gratis. El Foro de Padres es una iniciativa del Sequoia Healthcare District, en asociación con RCSD y The Parent Venture.  
 
Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Charlene Margot, MA, cofundadora y directora ejecutiva de The Parent Venture, cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Past Events: 
 
Ayudando a sus jóvenes navegar las redes sociales de forma segura
Cindy Marroquín, Directora de Prevención, RTS
 
Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, evento en línea (seminario web)
 
 
Platicar sobre sexting, pronografia y la seguridad digital puede ser igual de incómodo para padres e hijos.
 
En este seminario web, Cindy Marroquin, Directora de Prevención de RTS, compartirá las realidades de la cultura juvenil en línea.
 
Obtendrán nuevos recursos para aumentar la seguridad en línea para sus niños y adolescentes, junto con consejos para iniciar conversaciones familiares.
 
Padres, educadores, profesionales de la salud mental y miembros de la comunidad son bienvenidos! Entrada gratis. Este evento será en español.
 
 
¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Charlene Margot, MA, cofundadora y directora ejecutiva, The Parent Venture (Serie de educación para padres), en cmargot@parentventure.org
 
+++
 
Marihuana 101: Lo que necesitas saber como padre/madre de familia
Eduardo Torres, Especialista en prevención, FCD Prevention Works
 
Martes, 9 de marzo de 2021, 5:30pm a 6:30pm PST, evento en línea (seminario web)
 
 
El propósito de esta charla es educar a los padres sobre la marihuana aclarando qué es y qué no es. Aclararemos conceptos erróneos para ayudar a los padres a sentirse capacitados para comprender los riesgos del consumo de marihuana y analizar cómo abordar el tema de la marihuana con sus hijos.
 
Durante este conversatorio, Eduardo Torres, Especialista Principal en Prevención, FCD Prevention Works, se enfocara en contestar las preguntas mas comunes que recibimos sobre la marihuana.
 
¡Padres y cuidadores bienvenidos! Entrada gratis. Esta presentación está patrocinada por el Distrito Escolar Secundario Sequoia Union, el Distrito Sequoia Healthcare, el Distrito Península Health Care y The Parent Venture.
 
Preguntas? Comuníquese con Charlene Margot, Co-fundadora, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), cmargot@parentventure.org.
 
+++
 
SPANISH PARENT FORUM 
 
Español – Foro de padres #10
Cinco Principios Para Crear Ninos Efectivos (Five Principles to Raise Effective Children)
 
Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center
Michelle Remond, Enlace Comunitario, Distrito Escolar de Redwood City (RCSD)
 
Miércoles, 3 de marzo de 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Evento en vivo (seminario web)
 
 
Educar a los niños para que sean seguros, capaces, solidarios e independientes es el trabajo más exigente, agotador, importante y gratificante que tendrán muchos padres y cuidadores.  Comocomunidad, reconocemos que ser padre o cuidador puede ser difícil, confuso, estresante y aislante durante épocas "normales", y este último año ha sido todo menos normal. 
 
En esta charla, los padres aprenderán cinco áreas clave que los padres deben abordar en el hogar, incluida la forma de crear un entorno seguro e interesante, establecer un entorno de aprendizaje positivo y utilizar la disciplina asertiva.
¡Padres y cuidadores bienvenidos! Entrada gratis. El Foro de Padres es una iniciativa del Distrito de Atención Médica de Sequoia, en asociación con el Distrito Escolar de Redwood City y The Parent Venture.
 
Preguntas? Comuníquese con Charlene Margot, Directora, The Parent Venture, cmargot@csmconsulting.net o Michelle Remond, RCSD, Enlace comunitario, mremond@rcsdk8.net, texto 650-218-7853
 
English:
Raising children to be confident, capable, caring, and independent is the most demanding, exhausting, important, and rewarding job many parents and caregivers will ever have.  As a community, we recognize that being a parent or caregiver can be difficult, confusing, stressful, and isolating during “normal” times, and this past year has been anything but normal. 
In this talk, the parents will learn five key areas that parents should address at home, including how to create a safe and interesting environment, establish a positive learning environment, and use assertive discipline.

COVID-19

COVID-19 Parent Resources 

 
For up-to-date information on school reopening, guidelines & protocol, and resources, please refer to SUHSD COVID-19 Updates: 
 
 
General Resources from the CDC: 
 
 
For Administrators and Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers:
 
 
Coping and Resilience Support Numbers:
 
  • National Distress Hotline: call or text 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish
 
ONLINE RESOURCES 
 
  • Challenge Success - COVID-19 - Resources for Remote Learning
 
  • Child Mind Institute (CMI) - Supporting Families During COVID-19 
 
  • Common Sense Media - Coronavirus Resources 
 
  • Google - Teach From Home 
 
  • Health Connected -  Resources for Parents 
 
  • Khan Academy - Parent & Teacher Resources 
 
  • KQED  At-Home Learning Resources During the COVID-19 Crisis
  • PBS Learning Media 
 
  • Sequoia Healthcare District - Sequoia Strong (TM) 
 
  • Stanford Medicine - COVID-19 Updates
 
  • StarVista - Crisis Hotline 1-650-579-0350
Parents may request assistance with suicidal assessments or crisis intervention 
 
  • StarVista - Mental Health Services 
 
  • StarVista - Online Teen Chatroom 
 
  • WideOpenSchool - Common Sense Media 
 
  • Willows in the Wind - Help for Parents of Troubled Teens
 
  • YouTube - Learn@Home
 
 
PARENT EDUCATION SERIES VIDEOS 
 
  • Mindful Parenting: How to Raise Kids Who are Creative, Compassionate, and Resilient
 
Leah Weiss, PhD, Stanford University, international expert in compassion, shares advice about what parents can do to raise children and teens who are creative, compassionate, and resilient. 
 
 
  • Raising a Resilient Learner
 
Adina Glickman, academic coach and founder of The Stanford Resilience Project, offers tips on raising a balanced, resilient learner--both inside and outside of the classroom. 
 
 
  • The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
 
Dr. Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson, co-authors of The Self-Driven Child, provide research-based advice about how to help children and teens become more resilient, balanced, and motivated for learning.
 
 
  •  No Such Thing as a Bad Kid
 
Charlie Appelstein, MSW, youth care expert, author of No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Understanding and Responding to Kids with Emotional & Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Strength-Based Approach
 
 
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESOURCES 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MEALS/FOOD SERVICE
 
  • San Mateo County - Second Harvest Food Bank, 800-984-3663
 
  • Samaritan House, San Mateo, CA (650) 341-4081
 
 
MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS HOTLINES
 
 
  • StarVista Crisis Hotline: (650) 579-0350
Parents may request assistance with suicidal assessments or crisis intervention 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact Information

Contact_Information iconContact Informationtitle

Click here to send an email message:
 
Margot, Charlene
Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Education, cmargot@csmconsulting.net
Direct: (650) 868-0590
Email: cmargot@csmconsulting.net