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School and Community Programs

Caregiver Workshops and Educator Professional Development

Free caregiver workshops and educator professional development for partner districts in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.

School and Community Programs offers free caregiver workshops and educator professional development to partner districts in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. These workshops provide actionable strategies for families, teachers, counselors and administrators to help support K through 12th grade students’ mental health and learning needs.

Winter 2023 Programming:

Caregiver Support Series (English)


January

Building a Foundation for Reading at Home

A love of reading begins at home, and so do the critical cognitive and language-based skills that support reading. This talk, aimed at caregivers of children in kindergarten through elementary school, will discuss ways that families can promote early reading skills and motivation in their young children through exposure to books, integration of technology, and simple games and activities that can be done at home.

Please note: Intended audience is families with students in grades K – 5, with a focus on K – 2.

Date: Wednesday, January 18th
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm EST / 2:00pm-3:00pm PST

Understanding Childhood Traumatic Stress

One in four children in the U.S. experiences at least one major trauma before age 16. Many children also live with ongoing chronic stressors, like homelessness and the pervasive effects of systemic racism. This talk will provide an overview of childhood traumatic stress. It will explain how to identify typical and atypical responses to stress and trauma in your child, how to effectively respond to children who are struggling, and when to seek treatment.

Please note: Intended audience is families with students in grades K – 12.

Date: Tuesday, January 24th
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm EST / 2:00pm-3:00pm PST

Is it Depression or Teen Angst?

All teenagers display some degree of moodiness, but sometimes, anger and irritability can be signs of depression. This talk will discuss common symptoms of depression and help caregivers determine when they should consider seeking help for their adolescent. This presentation will also cover different treatment approaches and how families and schools can collaborate to best support adolescents.

Please note: Intended audience is families with students in grades 6 – 12.

Date: Thursday, January 26th
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm EST / 2:00pm-3:00pm PST

Learn more and register for the Caregiver Support Series. Or for information on our Caregiver Support Series in Spanish, click here.

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Educator Support Series


January

ADHD

For many caregivers and educators, ADHD is a diagnosis fraught with stigma and confusion. This workshop is aimed at clearing up some of the misconceptions while helping participants to understand what they need to know about ADHD. The workshop leader will also address how to best support children who have difficulties with attention and behavior, providing practical strategies to utilize their strengths, manage symptoms at school or at home, and build skills for the future.

Please note: Intended audience is families with students in grades K – 5.

Date: Tuesday, January 17th
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm EST / 12:00pm-1:00pm PST

Dyslexia 101

Many educators are familiar with the term dyslexia, but what exactly does it mean and how is it different from other disorders that affect reading and achievement? This talk will provide an overview of the neurobiology of reading and dyslexia and discuss evidence-based interventions and accommodations.

Please note: Intended audience is educators with students in grades K – 8

Date: Wednesday, January 25th
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm EST / 1:00pm-2:00pm PST

Learn more and register for the Educator Support Series.

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Questions? Please contact schoolandcommunity@childmind.org