2017-18 MV Parent U offerings

2017-18 Parent U workshops

"Preventing Suicide: What Parents Need to Know" 

Help and strategies for parents from Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services. Parents will learn about the "Question, Persuade, Refer" training and how to ask the right questions and get help.

Wednesday, May 9
6:30-8pm
Crittenden Middle School

Please register here
Download an event flyer here. (en español)

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"Supporting the success of your whole child; understanding social and emotional development from K-8"

September 13, 2017
6:30-8pm
Graham Middle School MUR

Presenters:
Tracy A. Greene, LMFT (Landels parent)
CHAC, Uplift Family Services, CHC 

In this session you will will get an overview of:
* What does social and social emotional development mean for you and your child
* What are common social and emotional concerns and what to watch for
* What techniques and approaches can you use for supporting your child

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources!

Download the event flyer hereEn Espanol

For more information and to register for free, click here.

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“10 Steps to a Healthy Family: Help with Nutrition:” 

Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 6:30- 8 p.m. at the Crittenden Middle School MUR. 

Presented by the Healthier Kids Foundation of Santa Clara County, parents will learn about getting the most out of mealtimes with kids, nutritional choices that help children focus in schools and positive lifestyle habits without a focus on body shape or weight. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources! Food will be available for purchase before the event. 

Provided:
Interpretation (Spanish support)
Child care
Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

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MV Parent U: “Being an 'Askable Adult'--Talking to your child about sexuality” 

Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 6:30- 8 p.m. at the Crittenden Middle School MUR. 

Presented by Health Connected, a Bay Area health education leader, parents will learn the why, what, how and when of talking with your kids about sexual health. Join us for a fun and interactive workshop to inspire and assist trusted adults to engage their children in open and honest conversation. 

Appropriate for:
Adults with children of any age, and definitely relevant for adults with children approaching puberty through to teens.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources! 

Provided:
Interpretation (Spanish support)
Child care
Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Download the event flyer here (en Espanol)

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"English Language Learner 101"
Introduction to MVWSD procedures supports, and tools to navigate the journey to English proficiency

         * Participants will have the opportunity to hear from former MVWSD EL students and their parents (tips for success)
        * Everything a parent of an English Learner needs to know about the process from initial EL testing to reclassification including strategies for improving English fluency.

December 4
6:30-8pm
Graham Middle School

Download the event flyer here (en Español)

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MV Parent U: Special Education Basics
Tips for parents on how to navigate the special education process.

Learn about:
* Special Education Process
* Important Terms
* Support at your child's school
Question & Answer session with Special Education Director Gary Johnson

January 10
6:30-8pm
Crittenden Middle School

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources! 

Provided:
Interpretation (Spanish support)
Child care
Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Download the event flyer here (En espanol)

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Parenting in the Age of Technology: Protecting our Children In An Age of Access

Wednesday Feb. 7 6:30-8pm
Graham Middle School MUR

Presenters: my digital TAT2

This workshop will explore:
*The rapidly changing digital landscape and how our children are using social media
*Strategies for supporting and staying connected to our children

*Interactive discussion, videos, and real life scenarios to help children navigate, self-regulate, slow down and think before they act.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources! 

Provided:
Interpretation (Spanish support)
Child care
Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Crittenden Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Download event flyer here (en Español)

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Developing a College Mindset Now: Planning for College While Kids are Young” presented by the Family Engagement Institute, Foothill College.

Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
Crittenden Middle School - Multi-Use Room

Parents will learn:
* Benefits of focusing on college at an early age
* Step-by-step strategies to prepare for college
* Requirements for college acceptance
* Resources for support and financial aid

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early to connect with resources! 

Provided:
* Interpretation (Spanish support)
* Child care

* Transportation (Bus departs from Castro Elementary and Graham Middle at 6 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m.)

Download the event flyer here. En Espanol

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