Parent Academy Monthly Calendar

2020-2021

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Parent Academy Events Calendar

LBSS will host various synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities designed to help families support their student(s) and feel connected to, engaged with, and supported by the Bruin Nation. 

Please click the months below to learn more about each upcoming event, including how to register. Unable to attend an event when offered? Links to a recording of most events will be posted on this page after the event.

Please contact the Main Office with any questions: 703-426-1000

We look forward to connecting with you this year! 

August 2020

LBSS Parent Academy Events
FCPS Parent Resource Center Events
  • 1-2-3 Magic: The 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting A Webinar for Families

 

September 2020

LBSS Parent Academy Events

Special Education Parent Coffee with Q&A Opportunity 

  • Tuesday, September 1, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Return to Learn Parent Coffee

  • Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Survival Guide for Parents in a Virtual Environment Part 2 – Live Q&A

  • Hosted by: MS and HS Students Services
  • September 9th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM for MS 
  • September 9th from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM for HS 

Back to School Orientation Updates

  • Meet the LBSS administration team
  • View the FCPS School Board videos and  Welcome message from Dr. Smith & Lindsey Kearns
  • Access Parent Academy information
  • Updated on September 11th

Senior Parent / Student Night - Class of 2021

  • Missed the live event? You can still access the Senior Parent Meeting resources here. 
  • September 17, 2020 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Parents will receive the link via E-Notify and Naviance the morning of September 17th)
  • Hosted by: HS Student Services, College/Career Center Specialist: Sandy Hunter, and Transcript Assistant: Jackie Balough
  • Senior families, please join us virtually to discuss the following topics and more:
    • Graduation Requirements
    • Post-secondary Planning
    • Direction Varies for students
    • Naviance Student
    • College Direction
    • Resources & Tips
    • Student Responsibilities
    • Student Services Responsibilities
    • Miscellaneous Information

Technology Night – Get tech help, access to ParentVue, Mifi’s and more!

  • Missed the live session? Access the Technology Night recoding here.
  • Hosted by: LBSS SBTS and TSPECS
  • September 22nd from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Fill out this Google Form by Sunday September 20th to register for this event!

This session will cover common technology issues and fixes, ParentVue as a means to email teachers and monitor student grades/assignments, the daily technology expectations of students, and common technology platforms your students will use. There will be no guest link provided for this session. Instead, this session will be accessed via personalized links just like your students receive for their classes. To gain a personalized link and to ensure we answer your questions please fill out this Google Form by Sunday, September 20th. Access links will be emailed to you by COB Monday, September 21st.  In order to access student software programs, please come prepared with your student's username and password. We look forward to seeing you there!

Activities Town Hall

The LBSS student activities office will be hosting a town hall on Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:00pm.  To register and/or submit questions for the Town Hall please click here.  A link to this meeting will be sent to all community members who have registered, on the morning of September 23rd.

Library Services and Resources in a Virtual World

  • Missed the live session? Access the Virtual Library session here, as well as our presentation materials: Google Slide Deck and Padlet Q and A. Please note: you will need your student to log in to fcpsschools.net to view the presentation materials. You do not need to log in to view the session recording.  
  • Hosted by: LBSS Librarians
  • September 29th from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join the Lake Braddock library team for an overview of the meaningful skills and tools we use to to support virtual learning for students. Learn about the library's goals and initiatives for virtual learning, our research resources and skills instruction, virtual learning apps, reading resources, and more. Please complete this Google Form in order to register for the session. We will send out a link to this meeting to all registered attendees on September 29th. 

 

FCPS Parent Resource Center Events

Survive and Thrive with Virtual Learning: Practical Strategies to Make At-Home Learning Work for You

  • Friday September 11, 2020, 10-11:30 a.m
  • Register for Survive and Thrive with Virtual Learning: Practical Strategies to Make At-Home Learning Work for You
  • Are you worried about managing your child’s virtual schooling this year? Do you hate becoming the “school police” when your child won’t focus? Do you have to balance your child’s schooling with your own remote workload? We hear you, and we’re here to help. 
  • Don’t tackle this unusual year without a plan. Instead, join us and feel more prepared and confident for the year ahead, with a toolbox full of practical strategies that actually work. We can’t wait to see you there!
  • Presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author.  Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids

 

  • Friday September 18, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Register for 10 Ways to Stop Power Struggles & Start Motivating Your Kids
  • Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for their schoolwork, chores and attitude? How can you prevent kids who need consistency from falling behind with distance learning models? How are teachers/parents going to keep kids on task without shutting down?
  • Celebrate Calm Founder, Kirk Martin, will show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work.

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

October 2020

LBSS Parent Academy Events

LBSS Parent Coffee

Missed the live session? You can still access the Parent Coffee Recording and session resources. Please note, you must be logged into an fcpsschools.net account to access the session resources. You do not need log into an fcpsschools.net account to view the recording. 

  • Hosted by: Dr. Smith and Ms. Kearns
  • October 1st from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Use this Google Form to register for the event. We will not be sending a guest link, so please make sure to fill out this form. 

Financial Aid Night – Region 4 FCPS Seniors and Families

  • Hosted by: FCPS School Counseling Office and College Access Fairfax
  • October 1st from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (English)
  • October 3rd from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Spanish and English)

The FCPS School Counseling Office and College Access Fairfax will offer virtual Financial Aid Night programs for FCPS seniors and their families. College Access Fairfax is committed to helping FCPS students with the complex task of acquiring financial aid for post-secondary education. Topics to be covered include: understanding financial aid, how the financial aid process works, and the steps that families need to take to secure financial aid. Parents will have the ability to ask general questions after the presentation. Register here.  Access the program flyer HERE

9th grade Parent/Student Night - Class of 2024 

  • Hosted By: HS Student Services Counselors
  • October 8th 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Families, please join us virtually to discuss advocacy skills, differences between MS &HS, best ways to connect with teachers and counselors, how to be successful in HS, using Naviance to enhance your educational experience, graduation requirements, how to read a transcript, and more! 

Highlights from the 9th grader student presentation on September 16th will be shared and counselors will be able to answer questions during and after the presentation.  Guest links will be sent out prior to the session through e-notify.

Self-care: Good for You and Your Family

  • Access the recording of this program here
  • Hosted By: LBSS Clinical Team
  • October 13th from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Learn the G.R.A.P.E.S. structure and increase awareness around your own personal tools of self-care. The presentation will provide parents tools and resources to manage stress and maintain self-care. Middle School and High School families are welcome! Registration link coming soon! 

Digital Citizenship: Social Media Balance and Well Being

Parent Coffee with LBSS Administration

Missed the live session? You can still access the Parent Coffee Recording.  

 
FCPS Parent Resource Center Events

How to Get Your Child/Adolescent to Open Up to You 

  • Friday October 2, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Register for How to Get your Child/Adolescent to Open up to You
  • We all want to know what's going on in our children's lives. We want to know about school and about their friends. We want to hear their successes and their struggles. But what happens when your kids won't tell you what's going on in their lives? What if you ask questions and all they do is shrug and mumble "It was fine," or "I don't know"?
  • Presented by Parenting Specialist, Rachel Bailey, M.A., CPDPE.

Alcohol, Drugs, and Vaping: What Every Parent Needs to Know

  • Friday, October 16, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Register for Alcohol, Drugs, and Vaping: What Every Parent Needs to Know
  • Talking with your teen or young adult can be challenging. Having meaningful, ongoing conversations about drugs and alcohol, however, is key to helping keep your son or daughter healthy and safe.
  • Presented by Carrie Glasgow, FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist.

Moving on To Life in the Community: A Virtual and Free Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities 

  • Wednesday October 21, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Register for Moving on To Life in the Community: A Virtual and Free Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities  
  • Don’t miss this VIRTUAL and FREE Resource Fair for students with disabilities and their parents. Learn about vocational, residential, leisure, recreational, independent living and advocacy options. This resource fair is for all individuals requiring ongoing employment and community support services after graduation.   
  • Presenters include: Career and Transition Services, The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and the ARC of Northern Virginia.
  • 6:30-7:15     Overview Presentation
  • 7:15-7:30     Participants move to virtual breakout rooms   
  • 7:30-8:30     Virtual Q&A with Adult Service Providers 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series 

Launching Your Adolescent into Adulthood

  • Friday, October 30, 2020 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Register for: Launching Your Adolescent into Adulthood
  • A recent survey of young adults in the US reported that nearly 45% of young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 now live with their parents - even though they are employed. This session will provide 10 Tips to help launch your young adult successfully into adulthood and strategies to teach your child “soft” employment, money management and communication/self-advocacy skills.
  • Presented by Dr. Amy Fortney Parks, LPC, ACS, Owner of The Wise Family Counseling & Assessment Services in Alexandria and Arlington

November 2020

LBSS Parent Academy Events

Sophomore Parent/Student Night 

  • Tuesday, November 17th from 7-8:30 PM
  • Hosted byLBSS Student Services and Parent Academy

Erin Slater, Assistant Director of Admissions at Randolph-Macon College, will be presenting an overview of the college admissions process. Her presentation includes what colleges look for in applicants and how admissions offices make decisions. 

The live virtual program will be conducted by Ms. Slater, and it will be in conjunction with Robinson HS families. Join us for this behind the scenes look about the college admissions process! 

A registration link will be sent to 10th students and parents this week.

Questions? Please contact: Sandy Hunter

FCPS Parent Resource Center Events

Digital Citizenship Series

  • November 6, 2020
  • November 13, 2020

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

  • Thursday November 19, 2020, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 3 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Topic: Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond
  • This event will cover strategies and methods to teach self-control strategies, as well as general tips on how to proactively prevent challenging behaviors

 

 

December 2020

LBSS Parent Academy Events

Military Family Information Night

The LBSS Military Ambassadors Club will host a Military Family Information Night for Lake Braddock parents and students on December 3, 2020, from 7-8 PM. During this time, we will introduce our club and what we do, introduce Lake Braddock's Military Family Life Counselor, and provide helpful new student information about online FCPS protocols and how to succeed as a new student at Lake Braddock. We will also discuss the ways to join both sports and clubs during this online environment and answer any questions you may have. Time will also be provided for students to virtually meet each other. Please join us!

Questions? Contact Ms. Jennifer Iverson 

Self-care: Good for You and Your Family

Missed the live session? You can access the session recording here

  • December 16, 2020, from 7-8 PM
  • Hosted By: LBSS Clinical Team

Learn the G.R.A.P.E.S. structure and increase awareness around your own personal tools of self-care. The presentation will provide parents tools and resources to manage stress and maintain self-care including additional resources and tips for the holiday season! Middle School and High School families are welcome!

Register before December 15th here: Self-Care Registration Link

Questions? Please contact Nicole White at @email

An Evening with Kandinsky – Virtual Paint Night

  • December 17, 2020, from 7-8 PM
  • Hosted by Ms. Teresa Rose and the LBSS Art Department

All students, staff, and families of all ages, please join us on Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 PM for a virtual guided group painting lesson. No skills required! Together, we will make a Kandinsky inspired tree adorned with symbolism and creative fun! You can make your own or work together with a family member. We will provide various options to customize the experience based on the materials you have at home.  Possible materials you may use include paper, cardboard, canvas, canvas board, construction paper, various paints, markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, magazines, or newspaper. We look forward to creating with you!

Questions? Please contact Teresa Rose, HS Art teacher. 

Register before December 15th here: An Evening with Kandinsky Registration

Top 10 Tips To Help Your Student During Distant Learning

  • Hosted by LBSS Middle School Student Services
  • See links for recording and presentation

Middle School Student Services has created a parent information session for distanced learning. This presentation is designed to give you specific strategies that will help your student experience success in the virtual environment. Please reach out to your student’s school counselor if you need additional information or assistance.

Recording: Top 10 Tips To Help Your Student During Distanced Learning

Presentation: Top 10 Tips To Help Your Student During Distanced Learning

 

FCPS Parent Resource Center Events

Conectando con nuestros hijos de manera positiva UN webinaro para las Familias (Making Positive Connections with Our Children: A Webinar for Families) Presented in Spanish

Are you struggling to communicate with your children?  Need new strategies? Please join us to learn how to communicate calmly while eliminating the stress that comes from your children not listening. 

Webinar Highlights:

  • Strategies to parenting your kids from a place of love and connection
  • How to help you and your kids regulate your emotions.
  • Strategies to get your kids to listen to what you say

Positive Discipline: Keeping Your Sanity While Getting Your Teens to Cooperate

This workshop will provide information to parents on various discipline techniques and routines to use for adolescents.

Specific information to be presented will include:

  • The Teen Brain
  • The Purpose and Meaning of Discipline
  • Constructive Communication
  • Choices and Consequences
  • Rules and Rewards

Postsecondary Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Highlights will include:

  • Disclosure
  • Accessing Accommodations
  • Disability Support Services
  • Differences Between High School and College

Coping Strategies for Anxious Kids

“Dry mouth, sweaty palms, a pounding heart. Everyone feels anxious once in a while. But for approximately one in eight teenagers, anxiety is more than just a temporary worry or fear — it can stress them out too much to even come to school. And that can leave parents desperate.” Kavitha Cardoza

Join Dr. Erin D. Berman, a Clinical Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland for an important session helping children cope with anxiety.

Webinar Highlights:

  • How to identify an anxious child
  • How to change anxious thinking
  • The science and biological roots of anxiety in children
  • How computer technology is transforming the understanding of anxiety
  • Current treatment options 

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series presents All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication

 

January 2021

LBSS Parent Academy Events

The Teenage Brain, Drug Trends, and Parent Tips Series

  • Hosted by the Jessica Giffin, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist (SAPS) & Office of Student Safety and Wellness

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your teenager's brain and how it relates to substance use? Register today for a three-part series about the teenage brain, adolescence, and the effects of drug and alcohol on the teenage brain. This 3-part series is packed with valuable information for parents/guardians to understand what their children are experiencing, things to look for, parenting tips, and how to communicate with your children around these topics. In addition, the 3rd session will walk parents/guardians through virtual rooms to show parents what to look for in terms of new trends, paraphernalia and how youth can utilize household items for substance use. You may participate in one, two, or three of the sessions!

  • Session 1: The Teenage Brain: Building Connections
    • January 12, 2021 @ 7 PM
  • Session 2: Drugs & The Teenage Brain
    • January 21, 2021 @ 7 PM
  • Session 3: Drug Trends in Teens: Identifying Common Household Substances and Drug Culture
    • January 26, 2021 @ 7 PM

Register here today – Registration Link

Questions? Contact Jessica Giffin, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist

Here Be Dragons Middle School Reading Club 

  • January 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM 
  • Hosted by LBSS Middle School Librarians

Have you ever noticed that every culture has some kind of dragon? Are you a fan of Wings of Fire or Eragon, or even Smaug from The Hobbit? Join the Here Be Dragons Reading Club to explore why dragons fascinate people throughout time. Indulge your love of dragons! Come and explore this rich mythology and history with the LBSS Parent Academy and the Middle School Librarians. Students, parents, caregivers, teachers and all dragon enthusiasts are welcome! Start with a dragon book of your choice to read over the holidays for the January 13th meeting. Each month we’ll explore other great stories about dragon lore. 

First Meeting is January 13 - Wednesday - 7:00 pm.  Please click HERE to register and enter to win a book of your own choice! The virtual link will be sent to each member. 

Please click HERE to register and enter to win a book of your own choice!

Questions? Please contact the Middle School librarians: Carolyn Hilyard or Diane Rogers 

High School Book Chat

Missed the live event? You can access the event resources here

  • January 21, 2021 from 7-8 PM
  • Hosted by the LBSS High School Librarians

Families and HS students, please join us on January 21st from 7-8 PM for a dynamic discussion of your book of choice. Please select a book of your choice and be prepared to share your review of and thoughts on your book. Need help finding a book? The LBSS High School librarians have created Fiction and Non-Fiction book collections for you to browse.  We will email you a link to those collections once you have registered and provided your contact information. Questions? Please contact Sarah Pevner or Laura Christadore.

Register before January 13th here: LBSS Book Chat Registration Form

Building Resiliency in the Time of COVID

  • January 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM
  • Hosted by LBSS Student Services and Principal’s Cabinet Mental Health Group

Come join us January 28th at 6:30 pm for a virtual presentation on “Building Resiliency during a time of COVID”. MS and HS parents and students are welcome to register.  Students from our Principal’s Cabinet Mental Health Group will be presenting on data collected from LBSS students on mental health struggles they are experiencing this year and what supports and insights parents and students need to build resilience. Miss Pack, LBSS HS counselor and licensed LPC, will present a parent portion on strategies to support their own mental health and those of their students.  Please do not miss this important event! 

Questions? Contact Ms. Janene Pack 

Register before January 27th here - Registration form for Building Resiliency presentation 

 

FCPS Parent Resource Center Events

Zoomed Out? 5 Strategies to Get Even the Most Reluctant Kids Focused, Engaged, and Motivated: A Webinar for Families

What’s a parent to do when kids are already unfocused and unmotivated when it comes to virtual learning? Ann Dolin will help “right the ship” so that parenting doesn’t feel like a grind. In this webinar, Ann shares practical, easy-to-implement virtual learning strategies for: 

  • Tackling the daily power struggle of just getting started
  • Helping children to focus during teacher-led instruction
  • Dealing with social avoidance (not wanting to be seen and heard in front of peers)
  • Keeping kids engaged by encouraging them to ask questions and advocate for themselves
  • Opening the lines of communication to improve the parent/child relationship

Presented by Ann Dolin, M.Ed., educational consultant and award-winning author.  Ann is the President and Director of Educational Connections, Inc.

January 7, 2021 6:30-8 p.m. January 8, 2021 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Register for Zoomed Out? 5 Strategies to Get Even the Most Reluctant Kids Focused, Engaged, and Motivated: A Webinar for Families

Exploring Post-Secondary Options through the College & Career Center: A Webinar for Students and Their Families

Preparing for life after high school requires research, exploration, and planning. Student success is individualized based on achieving goals and determining the best fit and match in postsecondary planning. Discover a student's potential by exploring options now! 

This webinar will focus on:

  • Higher Education Options
  • Financing Your Plans  
  • Apprenticeships 
  • Military Opportunities (Enlistment vs. ROTC) 
  • Testing (SAT/ACT) 
  • Gap Year Experiences 

Join Tisa Frederick and Carla Shaw, FCPS College and Career Specialists for this important webinar.

Thursday January 14, 2021 6:30-8 p.m.

Register for Exploring Post-Secondary Options through the College & Career Center: A Webinar for Students and Their Families

Transition IEP Workshop: A Webinar for Families

Join FCPS Career and Transition Services to learn the importance of the IEP Transition Plan for effective postsecondary planning in middle and high school. We answer questions such as these:

  • What should parents be looking for?
  • What questions should you ask the school team?
  • What questions should you ask your student?
  • What role does the IEP play in increasing self-advocacy?
  • How do IEP goals support postsecondary planning?

Thursday, January 14, 2021 10 a.m. – noon.

Register for Transition IEP Workshop: A Webinar for Families

Supporting Your K-2 Children in Math: A Webinar for Families

Families with children in K-2, will explore and dive deeply into how to support their child in mathematics.

We will focus on three big ideas:

  1. Math Takes Time, 
  2. Focus on Understanding, and 
  3.  Asking Questions.  

This session will support parents as they partner with their child and examine what is the critical content of their child’s mathematics and ways to support learning that content.

Presented by Spencer Jamieson, FCPS Elementary Math Specialist

Friday January 15, 2021 10 -11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Your K-2 Children in Math: A Webinar for Families

Supporting Your Grade 3-6 Children in Math: A Webinar for Families

Families with children in Grades 3-6 will explore and dive deeply into how to support their child in mathematics.

We will focus on three big ideas:

  1. Math Takes Time, 
  2. Focus on Understanding, and 
  3.  Asking Questions.  

This session will support parents as they partner with their child and examine what is the critical content of their child’s mathematics and ways to support learning that content.

Presented by Spencer Jamieson, FCPS Elementary Math Specialist 

Friday January 22, 2021 10 -11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting your Grade 3-6 Children in Math: A Webinar for Families

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

  • 9/24/20: Setting the Stage for Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations

  • 10/22/20: Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control

  • 11/19/20: Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond

  • 12/17/20: All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication

  • 1/21/21: Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors 

    • Parents/guardians will review methods to increase target skills

    • Parents/guardians will review problem solving strategies if target skills are not increasing

  • 2/18/21:Teaching your Children to Follow Directions

  • 3/18/21: Effectively Communicating with Your Child

  • 4/22/21: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence

Thursday January 21, 2021, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Register for Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behavior

SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs

The Sibshop workshops are for children in grades 2-6 enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools who have siblings with special needs to:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, virtual setting.
  • Celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.
  • Share sibling experiences and receive peer support.
  • Play games and have fun!

Presented by FCPS School Social Work Services

Monday, January 25, 2021: *Teacher workday – students are not attending school

Two time slots are available:  10 a.m. or 1 p.m.  Sessions run 1-1.5 hours

Register for SIBSHOPS: An Exciting, Virtual Workshop for Brothers and Sisters of Children with Special Needs

College 101: A Webinar for Families of Students with Disabilities 

Discover questions you should ask to begin the college conversation. Explore the differences between high school and college experiences and crucial skills needed for college success. 

This webinar will focus on: •    Learning about college options •    Navigating disability services •    Navigating college accommodations.

Presented by Beth Felson, Success Coach at Spectrum Transition Coaching LLC

Friday January 29, 2021 10 -11:30 a.m.

Register for College 101: A Webinar for Families of Students with Disabilities 

 

 

February 2021

FCPS Parent Resource Center Events

Teen Depression:  A Webinar for Families

You’re worried. Your child has been sad or irritable for days and doesn’t seem interested in activities they usually find fun. For 1 in 10 adolescents, it’s ‘depression’. NIMH conducts research studies to understand the causes of depression, how it’s affected by the teen brain, and the evaluation of new treatments.

This webinar will focus on these topics:

  • What is “major depression?”
  • Assessing depression in teens
  • How to get help
  • Treatment of depression
  • Parenting a teen with depression
  • Depression in teens and COVID-19

Presented by Chana Engel who is a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in the Mood Brain & Development Unit at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).

Friday, February 5, 2021 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Register for Teen Depression:  A Webinar for Families

From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families

How are YOU doing?  Really, how are you?

Trying to lead a family during these times can be exceedingly difficult. Children's mental health is declining, and parents are concerned about their own mental health. 

  • Are you feeling helpless and overwhelmed by the uncertainty and fear surrounding your child’s future and the impact this time is having on their ability to learn?  
  • Are you worried about increased anxiety and stress leaving you feeling depleted and overwhelmed? 

Learn practical tools that can be applied IMMEDIATELY to restore your sense of calm and focus so you have the energy and confidence you need to cultivate joy and connection in your family.

Presented by Corinne Coppola, M.A., and Well-Being Professional.

Friday, February 12, 2021 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Register for From Chaos to Calm: Strategies for Families to Create Calm and Confidence in the Midst of Chaos and Uncertainty: A Webinar for Families

Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

Social and emotional learning starts at home. Parents and families are critical partners in helping their children develop social and emotional know-how. They can model the kinds of skills, attitudes, and behaviors we want all students to master. 

This webinar will highlight:

  • What is social-emotional learning?
  • Strategies to use our children’s behavior and emotion as forms of communication.
  • Strategies to create emotional safety.
  • Strategies to recognizing and supporting personal and family strengths.

Join FCPS Social Worker, Jeanne Veraska & FCPS School Psychologist, Lisa Phifer for this important webinar.

February 17, 2021 6:30 - 8 p.m. or February 19, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Strategies to Support Social Emotional Learning at Home: A Webinar for Families

Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series

  • 9/24/20: Setting the Stage for Behavior: Routines, Procedures, & Expectations
  • 10/22/20: Challenging Behaviors: Prevention Strategies and Teaching Self-Control
  • 11/19/20: Challenging Behaviors: ABCs of Behavior & How to Respond
  • 12/17/20: All Behavior Happens for a Reason: Behavior as Communication
  • 01/21/21: Strategies for Increasing Replacement Behaviors
  • 02/18/21:Teaching your Children to Follow Directions
    • Parents/guardians will be provided an overview of instructional control
    • Parents/guardians will review strategies to support their students with following directions
  • 03/18/21: Effectively Communicating with Your Child
  • 04/22/21: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence

Thursday February 18, 2021, 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Register for Teaching Your Child to Follow Directions

Is it Over Yet? How to Help your Child Cope with the Pandemic and the Eventual Return to Normalcy: A Webinar for Families

Join licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Lisa Bateman for a webinar focused on parenting strategies to help children cope with the challenges of the pandemic. 

Strategies include: 

  • Coping with general stress, changes in daily life/routine, uncertainty about the future, loss of regular activities and social interaction, virtual school, etc.
  • Executive functioning to assist with the challenges of virtual school
  • Managing anxiety about health and safety
  • Building resilience in children to reduce risk of separation anxiety, social anxiety, etc. once the pandemic ends

Friday, February 26, 2021 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Register for Is it Over Yet? How to Help your Child Cope with the Pandemic and the Eventual Return to Normalcy: A Webinar for Families               

 

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