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Parent Education Series

In partnership with Harbor Council PTA and the Newport Mesa USD Community Advisory Committee, we developed the following Parent Education Series workshops, open to everyone at no cost. No need to RSVP.

All workshops  will be a 1 hour presentation with 30 minutes for Q & A and discussion.

Spanish interpretation is available for all meetings. Additional languages available upon request with advanced notice.
Child care is available for evening sessions only.

Meetings will be at the NMUSD Education Center (Sanborn Building): 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. (unless otherwise noted below)

*Meeting will be at the NMUSD Harper Center (MPR): 425 E. 18th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
**Meeting will be at Costa Mesa High School (large gym): 2650 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Contact: Jaqueline Gonzalez at jgonzalez@nmusd.us or 714-424-5058.

2019-20 Parent Education Series Flyer - English & Spanish


Date                                                                                                                    


Time                                                                       

Topic/Presentor 

  

 

 

October 17, 2019

9-10:30 am

Stress and Anxiety, presented by Dr. Marc Lerner, District Medical Consultant
In this session, Dr. Lerner will address the following:

  1. Reasons why some students seem to struggle with stress and anxiety when their classmates may not. (the causes or triggers of stress and worry).
  2. The link between eligibility for special education and worry or anxiety.
  3. Actions that can be taken by parents and teachers to support the needs of these students.
  4. What is known about effective treatment for students with these conditions.
  5. Resources for psychological and medical evaluation and treatment for  NMUSD students with stress or anxiety

October 23, 2019

6-7:30 pm

Stress and Anxiety, presented by Dr. Marc Lerner, District Medical Consultant
In this session, Dr. Lerner will address the following:

  1. Reasons why some students seem to struggle with stress and anxiety when their classmates may not. (the causes or triggers of stress and worry).
  2. The link between eligibility for special education and worry or anxiety.
  3. Actions that can be taken by parents and teachers to support the needs of these students.
  4. What is known about effective treatment for students with these conditions.
  5. Resources for psychological and medical evaluation and treatment for  NMUSD students with stress or anxiety

November 20, 2019

6-7:30 pm

Eating & Psychology/Food Aversion, presented by Dr. Patricia Riba, Pediatrician

Parents will learn skills to master the proper psychology of feeding children and meal planning to raise healthy children. 

January 22, 2020

6-7:30 pm

Basic Parenting; Parenting Self-Care, presented by Angela Castellanos, NMUSD

Parenting can be rewarding and challenging at the same time.  This workshop is designed to help set up your child for success.  Parents will learn to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential. It aims to equip parents with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to manage family issues without ongoing support.

February 5, 2019*

9-10:30 am

Behavioral Strategies for Secondary Students, presented by NMUSD Autism Specialists

This Behavioral Parent Education workshop will discuss behavioral principles and strategies for parent of Secondary students with autism.

February 5, 2019*

6-7:30 pm

Behavioral Strategies for Secondary Students, presented by NMUSD Autism Specialists

This Behavioral Parent Education workshop will discuss behavioral principles and strategies for parent of Secondary students with autism.

February 26, 2020

9-10:30 am

Social Media & Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO), presented by Cory Brosch, Phoenix House

The aim of this workshop is to look at the relationship between addiction, technology, and social media with adolescents and how parents can help their teenager have a healthier relationship with social media and the use of technology.

February 26, 2020

6-7:30 pm

Social Media & Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO), presented by Cory Brosch, Phoenix House

The aim of this workshop is to look at the relationship between addiction, technology, and social media with adolescents and how parents can help their teenager have a healthier relationship with social media and the use of technology.

March 25, 2020

6-7:30 pm

Safety in the Community/Human Trafficking, presented by School Resource Officers

Beyond being enforcers of law and order, our two partner law enforcement agencies in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa work with the District in a variety of ways to provide information on issues facing students and families. In this informative presentation our School Resource Officers, Child Welfare and Attendance Investigator, and local experts will be presenting information on human trafficking as well as skills parents can use to keep kids safe from harm.

April 16, 2020**

6-7:30 pm

Autism Resource Fair

April 22, 2020

6-7:30 pm

Setting your Child up for Success, presented by Dr. Phil D’Agostino, NMUSD

Every parent wants their child to be successful and not to miss out on any opportunities in life. However, in their quest to set up their children for success, parents may be unwittingly creating more challenges for their children in the long run. This parent education session focuses on strategies and outlooks that create challenging opportunities for children that will lead to greater resiliency and success.

May 13, 2020

9-10:30 am

Behavioral Parent Ed Special Ed Series 101, presented by Justin Micka & Karrie Anderson, NMUSD

Special Education services are based on Federal and State law and are determined through an Individualized Education Program. Although parent involvement is emphasized it can still be a confusing and overwhelming process. The purpose of this training is to provide understanding and practical tips for navigating the process and creating an effective IEP for your child as well as productive relationships with your IEP team.

May 13, 2020

6-7:30 pm

Behavioral Parent Ed Special Ed Series 101, presented by Justin Micka & Karrie Anderson, NMUSD

Special Education services are based on Federal and State law and are determined through an Individualized Education Program. Although parent involvement is emphasized it can still be a confusing and overwhelming process. The purpose of this training is to provide understanding and practical tips for navigating the process and creating an effective IEP for your child as well as productive relationships with your IEP team.

May 20, 2020

6-7:30 pm

Self-Regulation and Mindfulness, presented by Kristen Henry, NMUSD

Studies show that self-regulation is a key to the ultimate success and quality of life of our children (and ourselves!); neuroscience shows that meditation and mindfulness are practices that can support the development of this critical skill.  Learn the basics and practical tools of Mindfulness and Meditation to help support your child (and you!) in navigating everyday life.