Dear Parents,

Happy Graduation season! We're so proud of you, the Class of 2020 , and while we can't celebrate in person, we wish you happiness, success, and a bright future.

In response to school closures, we're presenting a new virtual Parent Education Webinar Series . For information and resources, please visit the COVID-19 Parent Resources tab on our webpage .

This week, we offer our second Spanish language event, "Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of COVID-19," with Eduardo Torres of FCD Prevention Works ( Tuesday, May 19 ).

On Thursday, May 21, we welcome Tiffany Hoang , co-founder of CircleUp Education , in "Diversity & Bias in Schools" ( Webinar )  . CircleUp is an Oakland-based nonprofit that offers custom trainings on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Join us for #2 in our new “Parent Forum” (Virtual Support Group) with special guest Eran Magen, PhD , founder of the Center for Supportive Relationships ( Friday, May 22 ). Space is limited!

This two-part program, an initiative of Sequoia Healthcare District , will focus on communication and strengthening relationships with your child or teen. Group facilitation provided by Child Mind Institute and SMCOE .

Parent Forum #1 : Friday, May 15, 3:00pm
Parent Forum #2 : Friday, May 22, 12:00pm

To learn more about school- and community-based mental health resources, see info below on The Parent Green Folder , Healthy Schools Initiative ( SHD ).

Have you sampled our free Video Library ? During stay-at-home orders, you can explore 35+ videos of popular Parent Education Series events and webinars!

Recent webinars feature Ana Homayoun ( Navigating Remote Learning/Q&A), Ned Johnson (Giving Kids a Sense of Control), Dr. Mark Reinecke (Managing Stress and Anxiety), and Dr. Erin Vogel (#Vaporized).

Wishing you a safely-distanced springtime!

Charlene Margot, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Upcoming 2020 Events
Online Webinars
Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of COVID-19 (Spanish Version)
Join us for a free webinar with  Eduardo Torres , Senior Prevention Specialist at FCD Prevention Works , to discuss how healthy adult behavior can be a protective factor against risky teen choices.

Únase a nosotros para un seminario web gratuito con Eduardo Torres , Especialista sénior de prevención en  FCD Prevention Works , para analizar cómo el comportamiento saludable de los adultos puede ser un factor protector contra las elecciones riesgosas de los adolescentes. Este evento se ofrecerá en español.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
Diversity & Bias in Schools
Tiffany Hoang is co-founder of CircleUp Education, a nonprofit organization that provides training on implicit bias, diversity awareness, equity, inclusion, and restorative justice for cities, schools, and organizations.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
Parent Forum #2
(Virtual Parent Support Group)
Join us for an all-new “Parent Forum” with special guest Eran Magen, PhD , founder of the Center for Supportive Relationships . You will interact with other parents like yourself, as well as hear from education expert Dr. Magen.

Friday, May 22, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
Livestream Event - Coming Soon!
Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
Angst is an IndieFlix Original documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.
Blog Posts
Make Sure Your Child Has a Handful of Pebbles
 Play may be a child’s work, but teenagers need time to explore as well
Published on Medium by Charlene Margot, M.A., Founder and CEO, The Parent Education Series/The Parent Venture
AIM for Better Communication
Why Attention, Intention, and Message (AIM) can improve the quality of interactions
Published on Medium by Bev Hartman, M.A., Founder and COO, The Parent Venture
Community Resources
Doing Good Together: Let's Stand Together
Let’s Stand Together   is a  comprehensive resource page  from nonprofit Doing Good Together featuring dozens of specific projects to help your family lift spirits, meet critical needs, advocate for the vulnerable, and learn about big-hearted issues - all at home!

For more information, contact Ashley Raggio, Director,  Doing Good Together™ - Silicon Valley,
Sequoia Healthcare District
The Parent Green Folder (Resource)
The Parent Green Folder helps parents recognize symptoms of distress and identify appropriate referrals to school and community resources . The Green Folder is a resource provided by Sequoia Healthcare District, Healthy Schools Initiative (HSI).
In the News
7 Ways Educators Can Help Students Cope In a Pandemic
"Under the best of circumstances, children need to know that their world is safe and that they’re competent and worthy of respect. Students can’t solve problems, learn, self-regulate, or exhibit empathy or self-compassion if they’re marinating in fear."

— Phyllis Fagell, LCPC, author of Middle School Matters
Parenting Quotes
"We do not need magic to transform our world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better."
— J.K. Rowling, British author ("Harry Potter" series), film producer, screenwriter, mother of three
Video Library
The Long View: Helping Kids Gain a Sense of Control During COVID-19
Ned Johnson , founder of PrepMatters and co-author of The Self-Driven Child , offers an engaging virtual event (webinar) on helping kids gain a sense of control over their lives, even in the midst of a pandemic. 
Managing Emotionally-Intense Conversations with Your Child or Teen (Video Archive)
Talking to your child or teen can feel like tiptoeing through a minefield! In this video, Dr. Eran Magen, founder of the Center for Supportive Relationships , shares strategies that will help your child feel better and think more clearly, while improving your parent-child relationship .
The Parent Education Series is an award-winning program that provides high-quality education to parents, students, educators, clinicians, and community members.

Our Video Library has been viewed over 7,500 times, including 2,500+ views during COVID-19. Please share this FREE resource with students, friends, and family members. Videos are available on our YouTube and Vimeo channels.

Since 2006, our organization has reached over 70,000 attendees on critical issues — mental health, substance use, sexual health, social media, and more — that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot , M.A., Founder and Director, The Parent Education Series.
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