Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Congrats to the Class of 2021! Happy Pride Month! June is a month of celebrations, as we honor our graduates and the LGBTQ+ community. #lovewins

Coming Wednesday! As part of their programming to support mental health, the San Mateo County Office of Education is offering The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)®, a workshop for parents/guardians (Part 2: June 9, Online)

This free, two-part training will focus on the six CRM® wellness skills, as well as the neuroscience behind the model. The workshops are designed to reset the nervous system by bringing the body, mind, and spirit into greater balance. 

If you were not able to attend Part 1, please join us for Part 2! Each training session will focus on three of the CRM wellness skillsPart 1 will be available soon our Video Library (YouTube).

This year, we're proud to report that The Parent Education Series provided education for over 16,000 parents, students, educators, and community members. 

We pivoted from in-person to virtual programming, lowered barriers to access, and offered high-quality events to more families than ever before!

Want more great parenting advice? Follow us on Instagram and Facebook, or subscribe to our free Video Library (YouTube), a popular and trusted resource with 18,000+ views!

New videos include The Rejection That Changed My Life: Helping Kids Turn It Around; How to They/Them: A Guide to Nonbinary Pronouns; and "Typical Teenagers...": Health Risk Behaviors, Perception, and Why It Matters.

Have a wonderful summer!

Charlene Margot, MA
Co-Founder, The Parent Venture

p.s. Please consider an end-of-year gift to The Parent Venture! Our free programs and resources depend on parents like you. To make a contribution, visit Support.
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Upcoming 2020 - 2021 Events
Live Events (Virtual)
Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Parent/Caregiver Training
NEW! The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® is a mental health training for parents, caregivers, and community members to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into greater balance. Free training sponsored by SMCOE and SUHSD.

CRM Training: Part 2
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
2:00pm – 3:30pm PDT
Live Event (Meeting)
The Book Shelf
The Rejection That Changed My Life
In this month's featured book, The Rejection That Changed My Life, author and educator Jessica Bacal, EdD, provides inspiration for anyone dealing with rejection, failure, or searching for new beginnings. It provides a new way to think about college and career challenges, changes, and triumphs. 

The Rejection That Changed My Life: Helping Kids Turn It Around - Video Library
In the News
Why Teens Need a Break This Summer
For most teenagers, the pandemic has been the psychological workout of their lives. To put that workout to use, they need time for recovery so that they can enjoy increased emotional resilience by fall.

— The New York Times: Adolescence
Preschool’s ‘Sleeper’ Effect on Later Life
New research shows that preschool has a "sleeper" effect on things like motivation and perseverance. In fact, the biggest impact of early education isn’t on children’s test scores, but on their resilience as teenagers and adults.

— The Wall Street Journal
Just for Fun
BBC sports commentator holds hilarious Zoom meeting with his dogs
Scottish BBC sports commentator, Andrew Cotter, holds a hilarious Zoom 'company meeting' with his Labradors, Olive and Mabel. For more on Andrew, Olive, and Mabel, watch 60 Minutes Australia
Video Library
"Typical Teenagers...": Health Risk Behaviors, Perception, and Why It Matters
What do teenagers really think about vaping, tobacco, and other health risk behaviors? Their answers may surprise you. Becky Beacom, former Health Education manager, Sutter Health/PAMF, shares insights into the social norms that influence adolescent behavior.
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