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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.  
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2021-22 Calendar

2021-2022 Event Calendar

 
LIVE (VIRTUAL) EVENTS
 
  • Friday, June 24, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
What Now? Helping Students Prepare for College and Beyond
Ana Homayoun, Author, Educator, and Founder, Green Ivy Educational Consulting
 
 
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6:30pm – 7:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
Drawing on Courage: Risks Worth Taking and Stands Worth Making
Ashish Goel, Designer, Entrepreneur, Stanford d.school Teaching Fellow
 
Register: https://ashishgoel2022smcoe.eventbrite.com
 
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 3:30pm – 5:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Training
Alejandro Martinez, PhD, Clincal Psychologist, Stanford University 
 
 
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
  
Understanding Severe Mental Health Conditions in Children and Youth
Steve Smith, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Psychology, UCSB
 
Register: https://stevesmith2022smcoe.eventbrite.com
 
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
Fentanyl Prevention Education: How to Help Teens Make Healthy Decisions
Eduardo Torres, Prevention Solutions (Betty Ford Hazeldon Foundation)
 
 
  • Martes, 17 de mayo de 2022, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT, Evento en linea (en vivo)
 
Foro de Padres #20 (español) - El Respeto y Mis Hijos (Respect and My Children)
Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center
 
 
  • Friday, May 13, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
  
Parent Forum #16 (English) – Supporting Your Upset Child or Teen
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
Register: https://parentforum16english2022.eventbrite.com
 
  • Miércoles, 11 de mayo de 2022, 6:30pm – 7:30pm PDT, Evento en linea (en vivo)
 
Duelo y pérdida en niños y adolescents (Grief and Loss in Children and Teens)
Rosario Puga-Dempsey, LMFT, Kara Palo Alto
 
  • Friday, May 6, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
Cultivating Gratitude (How to Bring Gratitude Practices Into Your Home)
Carin Winter, MSW, Founder and CEO, Mission Be
 
 
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Beyond Warriors and Worriers: Reducing Anxiety Around Test-Taking
Ned Johnson, Author, Test Prep Expert, Founder of PrepMatters
 
 
  • Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
How to Keep the Lines of Communication Open with Your Child or Teen
Donald E. Grant, Jr., PsyD, Executive Director of Mindful Training Solutions, LLC
 
 
  • Thursday, April 21, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
  
Seeing Race: Talking with Your Kids About Ethnicity, Culture, and Inclusion
Donald E. Grant, Jr, PhD, Executive Director, Mindful Training Solutions, LLC
 
 
  • Thursday, April 14, 2022, 6:30pm – 7:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways
Sarah Stein Greenberg, Executive Director, Stanford University d.school
 
 
  • Thursday, April 7, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:45pm PDT, Online Event (Meeting)
 
Winning Strategies for Finding the Right School at the Right Price
Lynn O’Shaughnessy, College Expert, Founder of The College Solution
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
What Should Parents Know? Eating Disorders Rising in Children and Teens
Avery Carter Walker, PsyD, Stanford Children’s Health
 
 
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 6:00pm – 7:00pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
Redistricting Public Hearing: Sequoia Healthcare District Town Hall
Hosted by Sequoia Healthcare District
 
 
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Moving from Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving
Ross Greene, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, NYT Bestselling Author
 
 
  • Monday, March 7, 2022, 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST, Online Event (Webinar)
 
How Parents Can Boost Kids' Well-Being and Resilience During the Pandemic
Phyllis Fagell, Licensed Clinical Counselor, Author of Middle School Matters
 
 
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 5:00pm – 6:00pm PST, Online Event (Live)
  
Cannabis and Tobacco: A Practical Guide for Parents and Caregivers
Tauheed Zaman, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
 
Register: https://tauheedzaman2022smcoe.eventbrite.com
 
  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 6:00pm – 7:00pm PST, Online Event (Meeting)
 
Celebrating Heart Health Month: Covid-19 Implications for (Family) Heart Health
Town Hall hosted by Sequoia Healthcare District  
 
 
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Now More Than Ever: Family Engagement Is Essential for Student and School Success
Karen L. Mapp, EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education
 
Register: https://karenmapp2022smcoe.eventbrite.com
 
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Raising Kids Who Are Kind and Brave
Deborah Farmer Kris, Writer, Educator, and Founder of Parenthood360
 
 
  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Consent Reframed: Beyond the Affirmative “Yes”
Vanessa Kellam, Family Engagement Manager, Health Connected
 
 
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Spark Imagination with Art: Raising Kids Who Are Curious and Creative
Rachelle Doorley, M.Ed., Founder of TinkerLab
 
 
  • Thursday, January 27, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Visible and Invisible Differences: Promoting Kindness, Empathy, Inclusion and Disability Awareness
Sam Drazin, Founder and Executive Director, Changing Perspectives
 
 
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Valedictorians at the Gate: Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College
Becky Sabky, Former Ivy League College Admission Director
 
 
  • Sunday, January 23, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Imagine If…Creating a Future for Us All
Kate Robinson, author and daughter of Sir Ken Robinson
 
 
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Smoking on Snapchat? Talking About Vapes, E-Cigarettes, and Tobacco with Teens
Erin Vogel, PhD, Senior Research Associate, USC Keck School of Medicine
 
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Meeting)
 
“I Don’t Like Needles”: How to Support Kids with Vaccine Anxiety (Town Hall) 
Julie Lustig, PhD, Kellen Glinder, MD
 
 
  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Hunt, Gather, Parent: A Conversation with Michaeleen Doucleff & Ned Johnson
Michaeleen Doucleff and Ned Johnson, National bestselling authors
 
 
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Mythbusters: The Truth About the California Public Higher Education System
Cuca Acosta; Bernie Day; April Grommo, EdD; Heather Lattimer, EdD
 
 
  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Grief and Loss in Children and Teens: What It Looks Like and How to Help
Jaymie Byron, MFT, Director, Community Outreach & Education, Kara
 
Register: https://jaymiebyron2021sequoia.eventbrite.com
 
  • Friday, November 5, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
What Gives You Hope? How to Parent with Confidence and Optimism in Uncertain Times
Madeline Levine, PhD; Donald E. Grant, Jr., PhD; William Stixrud, PhD
 
 
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Fighting Hate for Good: An Anti-Bias Community Training
Samantha Browne, M.Ed., Director of Education, Anti-Defamation League
 
 
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
When You Wonder, You’re Learning: Mister Rogers’ Enduring Lessons for Kids
Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski, co-authors, When You Wonder, You’re Learning
  
 
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Are My Kids Safe? What Parents Should Know About the Online Environment
Pamela Estes, JD, San Mateo Human Trafficking Program Coordinator
 
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® Training: Part 2
Shana Karashima, MTSS Coordinator, SUHSD & Bradley Ostrander, School Climate Coordinator, SMCOE
 
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Webinar) 
 
Crianza Consciente: Reduciendo el Estrés y la Ansiedad para Padres de Familia (Español)
Leo Zarazua, Mindfulness Educator, Mission Be
 
  • 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
 
 
  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
#ReachOut: Community Resources for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Karen Li, MD, SHD; Brook Pollard, LCSW, StarVista; Sylvia Tang, MPH, SM County Health
 
 
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:00pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® Training: Part 1
Shana Karashima, MTSS Coordinator, SUHSD & Mary McGrath, ED, Safe & Supportive Schools, SMCOE
 
 
  • 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, NYT Columnist & Alice Kleeman, Former M-A College Advisor
  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT, Live Event (Webinar) 
 
The Twisties”: Youth Sports, Competition, and Mental Health
Steve Smith, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, UC Santa Barbara
 
Register: https://stevesmith2021woodside.eventbrite.com
  • 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 
 
Register: https://missionbe2021shd.eventbrite.com
 
  • 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 & Ned Johnson, bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child
 
  • 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  
 
 
 
THE PARENT FORUM (ENGLISH)
 
  • Friday, April 29, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
Parent Forum #15 (English) – Building Trust and Goodwill with Your Child/Teen
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
 
  • Friday, March 18, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT, Live Event (Webinar)
  
Parent Forum #14 (English) – Sustainable Parenting: Realistic Self-Care for Parents
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
 
  • Friday, February 18, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
Parent Forum #13 (English) – Building Alignment with Your Child
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
  
 
  • Friday, January 21, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Parent Forum #12 (English) – The One Thing You Can Do to Be an Even Better Parent
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder of Parenting for Humans
 
  • Friday, December 10, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Parent Forum #11 (English) – How to Be Your Child’s Favorite Conversation Partner
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder of Parenting for Humans
 
 
  • Friday, November 12, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT, Online Event (Meeting)
 
Parent Forum #10 (English) - Helping Your Child Build Good Habits 
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
 
  • 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
 
 
 
THE PARENT FORUM (SPANISH)  
 
  • Martes, 17 de mayo de 2022, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT, Evento en linea (en vivo)
 
El Respeto y Mis Hijos (Respect and My Children) - Foro de Padres #20
Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center
 
 
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Parent Forum #16 (Spanish) – New Year’s Goals to Improve Family Relationships
Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center & Iris Fernández, MFT, Puente
 
 
  • Miércoles, 17 de noviembre de 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Evento en vivo (seminario web)
 
Foro de padres #15 (español) - ¡Mi hijo consume drogas! ¿Qué debo hacer?
Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center
 
Registrarse: https://parentforum15spanish2021.eventbrite.com
 
  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
Foro de padres #14 (español) - Preguntas Tenebrosas Que Todo Padre Tiene Sobre la Sexualidad de sus Hijos 
Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center
 
 
  • 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 

 
Past Events: 
 
Friends, Frenemies, and Friendlier Friends: Navigating School Social Dynamics
Ana Homayoun, author, educator & Phyllis Fagell, license clinical counselor, author of Middle School Matters
 
 
How can kids manage their virtual and in-person social relationships, both in and out of school? And what are the key interpersonal skills that students need to thrive, now and in the future?
 
Join Ana Homayoun, author, educator, and founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, and Phyllis Fagell, licensed clinical counselor and author of Middle School Matters, for a conversation about “friends, frenemies, and friendlier friends” in the time of Covid.
 
Parents/guardians, guardians, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This presentation is sponsored by Redwood City School District, Carlmont PTSA, Sequoia Union High School District, 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.
 
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Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
Anna Lembke, MD, Psychiatrist, Stanford School of Medicine, NY Times Bestselling author
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
We’re living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli: drugs, food, news, shopping, gaming, texting, Instagramming, YouTubing, tweeting… The increased numbers, variety, and potency is staggering.
 
In Dopamine Nation, Dr. Anna Lembke, psychiatrist and author, explores the exciting new scientific discoveries that explain why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain…and what to do about it.
Condensing complex neuroscience into easy-to-understand metaphors, Lembke illustrates how finding contentment and connectedness means keeping dopamine in check. 
 
Parents/caregivers, 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.
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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

 
Past Events: 
 
MYTHBUSTERS: The Truth About the California Public Higher Education System
Cuca Acosta; Bernie Day; April Grommo, EdD; Heather Lattimer, EdD
 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
In this webinar, representatives of the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and California Community College (CCC) systems will counter some of the most common myths about each system and the systems’ relationships to one another.
 
Panelists:
 
- Cuca Acosta, Associate Director, Office of Admissions, UC Santa Barbara
- Bernie Day, Articulation Officer, Folsom Lake College (formerly at Foothill College)
- April Grommo, EdD, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Services, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
- Heather Lattimer, EdD, Dean & Professor, Connie L. Lurie College of Education, San Jose State University
 
Parents/guardians, 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.
 
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Fighting Hate for Good: An Anti-Bias Community Training
Samantha Browne, M.Ed., Director of Education (Central Pacific Region), Anti-Defamation League
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
How can we create respectful, inclusive, and safe communities? Join Samantha Brown, M.Ed., Director of Education (Central Pacific Region), Anti-Defamation League (ADL), for an anti-bias community training.
 
The goal of anti-bias education is to help young people, and those who work with them, to challenge bias in themselves and others.  Anti-bias community education aims to create respectful, inclusive, and safe communities for all children and teens.
 
Parents/caregivers, 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.
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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 

 
Past Events: 
 
Winning Strategies for Finding the Right School at the Right Price
Lynn O’Shaughnessy, College Expert, Founder of The College Solution
 
Thursday, April 7, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:45pm PDT, Online Event (Meeting)
 
 
How can you find the right college at the right price? Lynn O'Shaughnessy is a nationally recognized college expert, higher-education journalist, speaker, and educator. Lynn is the founder of The College Solution, and she specializes in helping families take the stress out of affording a college education, whether public or private.
 
Parents/caregivers, 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
 
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Consent Reframed: Beyond the Affirmative “Yes”
Vanessa Kellam, Family Engagement Manager, Health Connected
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
The “Consent Conversation” is the new “Sex Talk” and just as critical. Join Vanessa Kellam, Family Engagement Manager from Health Connected, for a meaningful conversation about consent and protective behaviors.
 
Let’s reframe consent beyond an affirmative “Yes,” and help young people integrate the principles of consent into healthy relationships!
 
Parents/caregivers, 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.
 
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Grief and Loss in Children and Teens: What It Looks Like and How to Help
Jaymie Byron, MFT, Director, Community Outreach & Education, Kara
 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
You may have heard, “children grieve differently than adults.” What does that mean, how can you tell, and how do you best support a child or teen who is grieving? 

Jaymie Byron, MFT, will share what grief and mourning can look like for children of all ages. Kids react differently to loss, based on where they are developmentally. Jaymie will also provide practical ways to support a child through the grief process. 

In this webinar, you will learn: 
- How and why children of different ages perceive grief based on their cognitive abilities 
- How children from the age of 4 through teens react to grief 
- How to support your children as they move through the grief process

Before you can talk to your children about grief, it’s important to understand your own feelings. 
 
Parents/guardians, guardians, 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.
 
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Past 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.
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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 

 
Past Events: 
 
Fentanyl Prevention Education: How to Help Teens Make Healthy Decisions
Eduardo Torres, Senior Prevention Specialist, Prevention Solutions (Betty Ford Hazeldon Foundation)
 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
 
How can we prevent fentanyl (opioid) use in adolescents? Join Eduardo Torres, Senior Prevention Specialist, Prevention Solutions, Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation, to better understand the risks of intentional and unintentional fentanyl use among teens. Learn what each parent and caregiver can do to protect their students from these risks while promoting their health.
 
Parents/caregivers, 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.
 
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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.
 
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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.

Parent Forum

The Parent Forum (English) 

 
Past Events: 
 
Parent Forum #11 (English) - How to Be Your Child's Favorite Conversation Partner
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
Friday, January 21, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
Register: (coming soon)
 
Join us for an all-new Parent Forum (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, founder of Parenting for Humans.
 
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission.
 
The Parent Forums are sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Redwood City 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.
 
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Past Events: 
 
Parent Forum #11 (English) - How to Be Your Child's Favorite Conversation Partner
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
Friday, December 10, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
 
Join us for an all-new Parent Forum (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, founder of Parenting for Humans.
 
How can you become your child's favorite conversation partner?  Whether it is spending more time together or sharing the events of the day, we all want meaningful conversations with our kids.
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission.
 
The Parent Forums are sponsored by Sequoia Healthcare District and Redwood City 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.
 
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Parent Forum #10 (English) – Helping Your Child Build Good Habits
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
Friday, November 12, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, Online Event (Meeting)
 
 
Join us for a new Parent Forum (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, a parent-child communication expert. 
 
How can you help your child or teen build and maintain good habits?  Whether it is spending more time on homework or less time playing video games, we all want our kids to develop healthy lifelong habits.
 
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
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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.
 
Past 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.
 

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2021-2022 Parent Education Newsletter

 
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SMCOE

San Mateo County Office of Education - Parent & Community Education 

 
Past Events: 
 
Drawing on Courage: Risks Worth Taking and Stands Worth Making
Ashish Goel, Designer, Entrepreneur, Stanford d.school Teaching Fellow
 
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 6:30pm – 7:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
 
The everyday moments of creative work can be rife with fear and fraught with risk. Bringing ideas into reality takes courage! In Drawing on Courage, designer, entrepreneur, and former Stanford d.school teaching fellow Ashish Goel examines what it takes to be courageous.
 
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This special event is sponsored by generous donors from Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation and San Mateo County Office of Education, 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.
 
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What Should Parents Know? Eating Disorders Rising in Children and Teens
Avery Carter Walker, PsyD, Stanford Children’s Health
 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
 
Rates of eating disorders in children and teens have skyrocketed during the pandemic. What should parents, caregivers, and educators know? Join Avery Carter Walker, PhD, an eating disorders expert from Stanford Children's Health, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, to learn more.
 
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This special event is sponsored by generous donors from Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation and San Mateo County Office of Education, 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.
 
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Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways
Sarah Stein Greenberg, Executive Director, Stanford University d.school
 
Thursday, April 14, 2022, 6:30pm – 7:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
 
How can we help our kids bring creative approaches to any challenge they face? In an era of ambiguous, messy problems, it’s vital to have both an inquisitive mind and the ability to act with intention. Creative Acts for Curious People is filled with ways to build those skills with resilience, care, and confidence.
 
Sarah Stein Greenberg is the executive director of Stanford University’s world-renowned Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, aka “the d.school."
 
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This special event is sponsored by generous donors from Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation and San Mateo County Office of Education, 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
 
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Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Moving from Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving
Ross Greene, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, NYT Bestselling Author
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
 
How can families help kids improve their behavior in a positive, collaborative way? Dr. Ross Greene, founder of Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS), is a clinical psychologist and New York Times bestselling author whose influential work is known around the world.
 
Rather than focusing on kids’ concerning behaviors, Dr. Ross Greene’s strategies help children and parents/caregivers solve the problems that are causing these behaviors. The solutions are collaborative and proactive, not punitive or controlling.
 
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This special presentation is sponsored by Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation and San Mateo County Office of Education, 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.
 
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How Parents Can Boost Kids' Well-Being and Resilience During the Pandemic
Phyllis Fagell, Licensed Clinical Counselor, Author of Middle School Matters
 
Monday, March 7, 2022, 1:00pm – 2:00pm PST, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This special presentation is sponsored by Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation and San Mateo County Office of Education, 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.
 
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Cannabis and Tobacco: A Practical Guide for Parents and Caregivers
Tauheed Zaman, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 5:00pm – 6:00pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
 
What should parents and caregivers know about cannabis and tobacco? How do these substances impact the young, developing brain?
 
Join Dr. Tauheed Zaman, Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, for a critical presentation on cannabis, tobacco, addiction, and adolescent brain development.
 
Parents/caregivers, 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.
 
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Now More Than Ever: Family Engagement Is Essential for Student and School Success
Karen L. Mapp, EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education
 
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
 
Why is family engagement more important than ever? In this presentation, Dr. Karen Mapp, Harvard Graduate School of Education, will share what we know about the powerful impact of effective family–school partnerships on students, parents, teachers, and schools.
 
Dr. Mapp will discuss what we've learned through Covid and the national racial reckoning about the critical role of home-school partnerships that support student success and school improvement.
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This special presentation is sponsored by Peninsula-Mills Medical Center and San Mateo County Office of Education, 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.
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
 

Spanish

Past Events: 
 
Parent Forum #18 (español) - El Amor y la Familia: Parte II
Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center
 
Martes, 15 de marzo de 2022, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST, Evento en linea (en vivo)
 
 
El amor es crucial en la familia! Es la base del respeto, de la aceptación, de una familia saludable. Desafortunadamente, las películas, telenovelas, y las redes sociales pintan un tipo de amor diluido e incluso erróneo. ¿Qué es el amor? Le invitamos a que nos acompañe y aprendamos juntos sobre el amor en la familia, y cómo enseñarles a nuestros hijos el amor verdadero. 
 
¡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
 
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Parent Forum #17 (español) - El Amor y la Familia
Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center
 
Martes, 15 de febrero de 2022, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST, Evento en linea (en vivo)
 
 
El amor es crucial en la familia! Es la base del respeto, de la aceptación, de una familia saludable. Desafortunadamente, las películas, telenovelas, y las redes sociales pintan un tipo de amor diluido e incluso erróneo. ¿Qué es el amor? Le invitamos a que nos acompañe y aprendamos juntos sobre el amor en la familia, y cómo enseñarles a nuestros hijos el amor verdadero. 
 
¡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
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Parent Forum #16 (español) – Metas de Año Nuevo Para Mejorar las Relaciones Familiares
Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center & Iris Fernández, MFT, Puente de la Costa Sur
 
Martes, 11 de enero de 2022, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST, Evento en linea (en vivo)
 
 
Todos los diciembres, en la víspera de año nuevo, muchas personas alrededor del mundo trazan sus metas para el año nuevo; bajar de peso, beber menos, visitar a la familia, etcétera. Sin embargo, rara vez trazamos metas para ser un mejor padre/madre o cuidador.
 
En esta charla, hablaremos de tres metas simples que te pueden ayudar a bajar el estrés con tus hijos, hacer que ellos te obedezcan más, y tener una familia más unida. Al final de la charla, tendremos un tiempo para responder tus preguntas.  ¡Vamos! ¡Comienza el año con buena energía! No te lo pierdas.
 
¡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
 
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Foro de padres #15 (español) - ¡Mi hijo consume drogas! ¿Qué debo hacer?
Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center
 
Moderator: Michelle Remond, Enlace Comunitario, Distrito Escolar de Redwood City (RCSD)
Miércoles, 17 de noviembre de 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm PT, Evento en linea (seminario web)
 
 
¡Mi hijo consume drogas! ¿Qué debo hacer? ¿Cuáles son las señales de que mi hijo puede estar consumiendo drogas? Éstas son buenas preguntas que usted y otros padres podrían tener.
 
Únase a nosotros durante esta conversación en la que no solo escuchará algunas de las respuestas a estas preguntas, sino que también aprenderá formas proactivas en las que los padres podemos ayudar a nuestros hijos a decir no a las drogas.
 
¡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
 
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Foro de padres #14 (español) - Preguntas tenebrosas que todo padres tiene sobre la sexualidad de sus hijos 
Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center
 
Moderator: Michelle Remond, Enlace Comunitario, Distrito Escolar de Redwood City (RCSD)
 
Martes, 26 de octubre de 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm, Evento en vivo (seminario web)
 
 
El criar a los hijos es una tarea difícil. Más aún, cuando nuestros hijos comienzan a hacer pregunta sobre el sexo, la sexualidad y la identidad sexual. Desafortunadamente, estos temas han sido tradicionalmente un tabú en la comunidad latina, y no se hablan.
 
Sin embargo, y para que nuestros hijos no sean mal informados por tercera personas, es fundamental que los padres o los cuidadores hablen sobre estos temas. En esta charla le compartiremos información objetiva para que usted pueda darle a su hijo una correcta orientación sobre estos temas.
 
Responderemos preguntas tales como, ¿A que edad le hablo a mi hijo sobre el sexo? ¿Qué hago si encuentro a mi hijo masturbándose? Venga, acompáñenos a aprender juntos sobre el tema de la sexualidad de nuestros hijos. 
 
¡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
 
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Crianza Consciente: 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)
 
Únase a Leo Zarazua, educador consciente en Mission Be, para la Parte 1 de nuestra serie "Padres conscientes." En esta pausa para el cuidado personal de una hora, aprenderá cómo reducir el estrés y aumentar la positividad a través del poder de la atención plena.
 
¡Padres y cuidadores bienvenidos! Entrada gratis. Esta presentación está patrocinada por Woodside PTSA, Sequoia Union High School District, Sequoia Healthcare District, Peninsula Health Care District, y The Parent Venture.
 
Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con Charlene Margot, MA, cofundadora y directora ejecutiva de The Parent Venture, cmargot@parentventure.org
 
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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
 
 

COVID

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 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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