Dear Parents,

Happy Mother's Day! We hope you are finding creative, new ways to celebrate mom this year.

To replace live events cancelled due to COVID-19, we're offering a new virtual Parent Education Webinar Series . For information and resources, please refer to the COVID-19 Parent Resources tab on our webpage .

This week, we welcome noted author and educator Ana Homayoun in "Navigating Remote Learning: A Parent-Teen Conversation/Q&A" (Wednesday, May 13 ). This is a great webinar for parents and students to attend together!

Would you like to connect with other parents? Join us for an all-new “Parent Forum” (Virtual Support Group) with special guest Eran Magen, PhD , founder of the Center for Supportive Relationships ( May 15 ).

This two-part program will focus on parent-child communication and managing relationships with your child or teen. Group facilitation will be provided by Child Mind Institute.

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

In addition, we're hosting a second Spanish-language webinar featuring Eduardo Torres, FCD Prevention Works (Tuesday, May 19 ). Eduardo will present a Spanish version of "Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of COVID-19."

Here is a "sneak peek" at virtual events coming up in May:

  • FCD Prevention Works, "Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of COVID-19" (Spanish Version)
  • The Parent Forum #2, Eran Magen, PhD, and Child Mind Institute
  • ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, IndieFlix Original Film

Stay connected on Instagram and  Facebook , a nd view NEW videos from recent webinars by Mark Reinecke, PhD (CMI), Erin Vogel, PhD (#Vaporized), and FCD Prevention Works on our YouTube and Vimeo channels.

Wishing you a happy, safely-distanced springtime!



Charlene Margot, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Upcoming 2020 Events
Online Webinars
Navigating Remote Learning:
Parent-Teen Conversation/Q&A
In this online webinar, noted author and educator Ana Homayoun will offer strategies based on her work with teens, and then open it up to questions from the virtual audience. Parents and students welcome to attend!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
Parent Forum #1
(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 ask questions of education expert Dr. Magen.

Friday, May 15, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
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

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 DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) training on implicit bias, diversity awareness, and equity for cities, schools, and organizations.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
Virtual Events - 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.
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 ask questions of education expert Dr. Magen.

Friday, May 22, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Online Event (Zoom Webinar)
Blog Posts
How is My Newborn Going to College?
 One minute they’re born, and a few minutes later you’re waving goodbye.
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, ashley@doinggoodtogether.org
The Vaping Phenomenon: What it is, Why it happened, and What you can do about it
Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit and Cannabis Prevention and Awareness Toolkit host a webinar for parents, educators, healthcare providers, and anyone interested in learning about vaping & youth.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Online Event (Webinar)
Healthcare District
Sequoia Healthcare District -
2020 Spring HSI Newsletter
Sequoia Healthcare District and its Healthy Schools Initiative (HSI) provides grant funding to local non-profits that offer school-based health services. These grants directly benefit school communities and serve approximately 26,000 residents.
In the News
Graduation with Oprah, Steven Spielberg, Jon Stewart, and Malala
John Krasinski highlights good news around the world and sends the class of 2020 off with advice from Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Malala Yousafzai, and Jon Stewart . #somegoodnews
Parenting Quotes
“It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” 
— Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer, father of four
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. 
Healthy Adults for Healthy Kids: Modeling in the Time of Covid -19
In this webinar, Deirdre Flynn , Senior Prevention Specialist at FCD Prevention Works , describes how healthy adult behavior can be a protective factor against risky teen choices (drugs, alcohol, etc.).
Keep Calm: How to Manage Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19
Join Mark Reinecke, PhD , Clinical Director and Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Child Mind Institute - Bay Area , for an online webinar to help you navigate the anxiety associated with the coronavirus, school closures, and distance learning. www.childmind.org/coronavirus
The Parent Education Series is an award-winning program that provides professional, high-quality education to parents, students, educators, and community members.

Our Video Library has been viewed over 6,000 times, including 2,200+ views during COVID-19, so 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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