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The Parent Education Series

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The Parent Education Series is a leading provider of high-quality education for parents, students, educators, clinicians and community members. Founded in 2006, our organization has reached over 80,000 attendees on critical issues—mental health, digital media, college admission, and more—that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens.  
 
Contact Charlene Margot, M.A, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), cmargot@parentventure.org
 
 
2020-2021 Parent Education Series

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2020-2021 Parent Education Series
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Upcoming Events: 
 
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, and lead investigator at the Adolescent Moral Development Lab. 
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This presentation is sponsored by Woodside PTSASUHSDSequoia Healthcare DistrictPeninsula 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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Digital Balance and Well-Being: A Conversation with Silicon Valley Digital Media Experts
Jamie Nunez, Common Sense Media; Dan Friedman, PsyD; Kaiser Permanente RWC
Jack West, Sequoia High School; Elaine Dessus, Woodside High School
 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
The well-being of our children has taken on new urgency during COVID-era schooling. Join us for a panel discussion on "Digital Well-Being and Balance" with Silicon Valley digital media experts including Jamie Nunez, Bay Area Regional Manager for Common Sense Media.
 
Parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. 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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Celebrating Heart Health Month: COVID-19 Implications for Heart Health  
Town Hall Meeting – Sequoia Healthcare District
 
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6:00pm – 7:00pm PST, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
February is American Heart Health Month! Join Sequoia Healthcare District (SHD) for a critical Town Hall meeting to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on heart health for children and adults.
 
A panel of health care professionals will discuss the signs and symptoms of heart disease, the implications of COVID-19 for heart health, and the importance of early screenings to detect heart health issues.
 
Parents, community members, non-profit partners, and local officials welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be provided (via Zoom). Free admission. This Town Hall Meeting is presented by 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, or Jenny Bratton, SHD Manager of Grants and Programs, at jbratton@seqhd.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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Past Events: 
 
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, Live Event (Meeting)
 
 
Join us for an 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. Space 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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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)
 
 
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. This presentation is sponsored by SHSEFSUHSDSequoia Healthcare DistrictPeninsula 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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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, Senior Vice President 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. This presentation is sponsored by M-A PTASUHSDSequoia Healthcare DistrictPeninsula 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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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
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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 (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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Helping Kids Thrive During the Holidays and COVID-19: Town Hall Meeting
Aaron Nayfack, MD, Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician
 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 6:00pm – 7:30pm PT, Live Event (Webinar)
 
 
Now, more than ever, the mental health of our children and families has become a public health priority. Join Dr. Aaron Nayfack, Sequoia Healthcare District Director and Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician, as he shares his expertise and observations on helping kids thrive during the holidays and COVID-19.
 
Parents, educators, community members, non-profit partners, and local officials welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be provided (via Zoom). Free admission. This Town Hall meeting is presented by Sequoia Healthcare District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture, at cmargot@parentventure.org
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The Self-Driven Child: The Science and 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
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A Healthy Approach to College Admissions
Challenge Success, Stanford Graduate School of Education
 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Join us for "A Healthy Approach to College Admissions," a (virtual) event presented by Challenge Success, Stanford Graduate School of Education.
 
Attendees will learn practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission. This  special presentation is sponsored by Sequoia Union High School District, Sequoia Healthcare 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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The Future of College Admission: More Questions, A Range of Answers?
Angel B. Pérez, PhD, CEO, NACAC
Alice Kleeman, retired M-A College Advisor &
 
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
Dr. Angel B. Pérez, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), joins Alice Kleeman, retired Menlo-Atherton High School College Advisor, for a wide-ranging interview on a variety of college admission issues and trends, in light of the uncertainty introduced by COVID-19.
 
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, and 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) – (Virtual) Parent Discussion Group
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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Having Courageous Conversations About Race and Systemic Racism
Donald Grant, PhD, 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 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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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. This  presentation is sponsored by Woodside 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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Family Nutrition: Optimizing Our Children’s Relationship with Food
Maya Adam, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
How can you optimize your family's relationship with food? Join Maya Adam, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Director of Health Media Innovation, Stanford School of Medicine.
 
Parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members welcome! Free admission.This Parent Education Mini-Series presentation is sponsored by 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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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. This presentation is sponsored by SHSEF, 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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How to Give Kids a Sense of Routine and Stability in a Pandemic School Year
Ana Homayoun, Green Ivy Educational Consulting & DeLise Barnard, 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 - as well as fear of the virus - 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
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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. This presentation is sponsored by SHSEF, Sequoia Healthcare District and Sequoia Union High School District.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series, at cmargot@csmconsulting.net
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Parent Forum #3 (English) – Virtual Discussion Group
Eran Magen, PhD, The Center for Supportive Relationships
Strengthening Communication with Your Child or Teen
 
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.
 
Parent Forum #4 (English): Friday, October 30, 12:00pm
Parent Forum #5 (English): Friday, December 11, 12:00pm
 
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
 
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