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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
 
 
2021-2022 Parent Education Series

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2021-2022 Parent Education Series
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Upcoming 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.
 
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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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 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)
 
 
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.
 
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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. 
 
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.
 
Frank 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, Coordinator, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, SUHSD
Mary McGrath, Executive Director, 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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Past Events: 
 
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)
 
 
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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