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The Parent Education Series

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The Parent Education Series is a leading provider of inclusive, high-quality education for parents, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members. Founded in 2006, our organization has reached over 85,000 attendees on critical issues—mental health, digital media, college planning, and more—that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens. 
 
The Parent Education Series is a program of The Parent Venture, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), cmargot@parentventure.org
 
 
2021-22 Parent Education Series

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2021-22 Parent Education Series
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Upcoming Events: 
 
Seeing Race: Talking with Your Kids About Ethnicity, Culture, and Inclusion
Donald E. Grant, Jr, PsyD, Executive Director, Mindful Training Solutions, LLC
 
Thursday, April 21, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
 
How can you talk with your kids about race/ethnicity, culture, diversity, and inclusion? Join Donald E. Grant, Jr., PsyD, a mental health expert, social-cultural analyst, educator, DEI trainer, and social services advocate.
 
Dr. Grant is the executive director of Mindful Training Solutions, LLC and founder of the Center for Community & Social Impact at Pacific Oaks College.  
 
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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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
 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Live)
 
 
We want our children to learn to express themselves — within the family, in school, and in the community in which they live.
 
How can you keep the lines of communication open, even when the conversation may involve difficult topics like race/ethnicity, identity, and culture? Join Donald E. Grant, Jr., PsyD, mental health and child/adolescent development expert, 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 Peninsula Health Care District and San Mateo 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.
 
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Parent Forum #15 (English) – Building Trust and Goodwill with Your Child/Teen
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder, Parenting for Humans
 
Friday, April 29, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT, Live Event (Webinar),
 
 
You’ve heard us talk about the “relational bank account,” but how can you build trust or goodwill with your child or teen? Join us for a new Parent Forum (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, a parent-child communication expert and founder of Parenting for Humans.
 
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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Beyond Warriors and Worriers: Reducing Anxiety Around Test-Taking
Ned Johnson, Author, Test Prep Expert, Founder of PrepMatters
 
Thursday, May 5, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
How does stress impact testing performance, whether your child is a "warrior" or a "worrier"? Join Ned Johnson, bestselling author, speaker, and test prep expert, to learn how to reduce student anxiety in test-taking situations.
 
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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Past Events: 
 
Visible and Invisible Differences: Promoting Kindness, Empathy, Inclusion and Disability Awareness
Sam Drazin, Founder and Executive Director, Changing Perspectives
 
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
 
Have you ever heard of the term "disability awareness"? Join nationally recognized educator Sam Drazin, founder and executive director of Changing Perspectives, for an enlightening discussion on disability awareness.
 
This workshop will define the concepts around disability awareness and provide parents with practical strategies they can use to engage their children in authentic ways to promote disability awareness.
 
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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Valedictorians at the Gate: Standing Out, Getting In, and Staying Sane While Applying to College
Becky Sabky, Former Ivy League College Admission Director
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
 
In Valedictorians at the Gate, Becky Sabky, a former Ivy League admission director, looks beyond the smoke and mirrors of the college admissions gauntlet and places the power firmly where it should be: in the hands of the students themselves. 
 
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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Imagine If…Creating a Future for Us All with Kate Robinson, author and daughter of Sir Ken Robinson
 
Sunday, January 23, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
 
The San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF) announces a special Family and Educator Event with Kate Robinson, author and daughter of Sir Ken Robinson. In the years before he passed away, Sir Ken Robinson had been working on a manifesto - a short book that would serve as a call to action for the education revolution he spent his life advocating for. 
 
This presentation is sponsored by the San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF), 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 #12 (English) – The One Thing You Can Do to Be an Even Better Parent
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder of Parenting for Humans
 
Friday, January 21, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
 
Kick off the New Year right! What is the one thing you can do to become an even better parent? Join us for a new Parent Forum (English) with Eran Magen, PhD, communication expert and 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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Smoking on Snapchat? Talking About Vapes, E-Cigarettes, and Tobacco with Teens
Erin Vogel, PhD, Senior Research Associate, USC Keck School of Medicine
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Live)
 
 
How has teenage use of tobacco (nicotine), e-cigarettes, and vapes changed during the pandemic? How does social media influence the health behaviors of adolescents? Erin Vogel, PhD, USC Keck School of Medicine, will cover vaping, youth tobacco use, e-cigarettes, and the impact of social media on teenagers' health and well-being.
 
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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Hunt, Gather, Parent: A Conversation with Michaeleen Doucleff & Ned Johnson
Michaeleen Doucleff and Ned Johnson, National bestselling authors
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
National bestselling authors Michaeleen Doucleff and Ned Johnson discuss how parents can raise happy, helpful, and well-adjusted children.
 
Filled with practical takeaways that parents can implement immediately, Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Humans, describes a way of raising confident, generous children, that moms and dads all over the world have turned to for centuries.
 
Parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
 
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Parent Forum #11 (English) – How to Be Your Child’s Favorite Conversation Partner
Eran Magen, PhD, Founder of 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 more meaningful conversations with our kids.
 
Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. 
 
The Parent Foums 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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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.
 
Parents/guardians, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.
 
This presentation is sponsored by M-A PTA, Sequoia Union High School District, Sequoia Healthcare District, Peninsula Health Care 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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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 already 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)
 
 
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.
 
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Beyond Being Admitted: Making the Most of the College Experience
Frank Bruni, Author, NY Times columnist, endowed professor of journalism, Duke University & Alice Kleeman, former M-A College Advisor
            
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. 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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Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® Training: Part 1
Shana Karashima, MTSS Coordinator, SUHSD  & Mary McGrath, Safe & Supportive Schools, SMCOE
            
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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#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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The Stolen Year: How America's Covid Response Failed Children, and How We Can Fix It
Anya Kamenetz, Author and NPR Education Correspondent
 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
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
William Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, national bestselling authors of The Self-Driven Child
 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PDT, Online Event (Webinar)
 
 
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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