Join us for one or all of our virtual parenting series on Zoom. All sessions are free, but registration is required. Adults only please, as content is appropriate for parents and adults caring for kids/teens.
Positive Parenting to Create a Happy Home
Transform misbehavior into connection and cooperation. Intended for parents of children 18 mos- 12 years, you’re encouraged to bring your parenting questions and challenges to this monthly workshop. Presented by Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Megan Barella.
First Thursday of the month, from7:00-8:00 pm Registration Required
July 8* (*Note: Held on the 2nd Thurs of the month) –Register Now
January 6, 2022
February 3, 2022
Supporting Dual Language Learners
Parents of children who are dual language learners often have questions about how to support their children’s bilingual development. Find answers to common questions and learn hands-on strategies to help promote your children learning and loving two or more languages! Presented by Dr. Dawn Hendricks
Tuesday, March 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Parenting Anxious Children: Strengthening Connections and Building Skills
Managing anxiety- our children’s and our own- can feel like an ever-increasing challenge in today’s world. In this presentation, you’ll receive an overview of the science and neurobiology underlying anxiety; be guided to reflect on how anxiety affects your own children and family; and broaden your “toolkit” for connecting with and supporting your children when they struggle with anxiety. Presented by Allan Cordova, Ph.D.
Thursday, April 15 from 7:00-8:30 pm
Talking with Your Children About Race and Racism
Learn how to talk with your children about race, diversity, and racism. You’ll receive an overview of racism and the impact it has on children and families in today’s society. You’ll learn how to have open conversations with your children about the effect that race and racism has on their own lives. Presented by Alexander Smith, PsyD.
Wednesday, April 21 from 7:00-8:30 pm
I See You: Connecting With and Parenting Teenagers
“What do you do?” Many people answer this question by describing their jobs and work. Most attend weekly or daily meetings, or even participate in conferences. But how many hours per week do we invest in our work as parents? There is a plethora of books and an equal number of proposed parenting strategies. While many of the strategies are helpful, it can feel overwhelming to sort through the numerous child-rearing ideas and suggestions.
In this talk, we come back to the basics of effective parenting that are rooted in science and research, as we integrate behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness strategies for parenting success. Presented by Nick Hong, Ph.D.
Thursday, May 6 from 7:00-8:30 pm
Previous recordings from our Parent Information Series
Megan Barella, MS is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Master Trainer, mother, and motivational speaker. Through her community-based and online positive parenting programs, she helps families reclaim their birthrights to happy homes and raise children who thrive. Megan blogs positive parenting and mindfulness tools at www.meganbarella.com
Dr. Dawn Hendricks co-wrote the country’s first bilingual Early Reading First project, leading a team that established 20 model bilingual classrooms that received national recognition. Dr. Hendricks co-wrote a booklet for parents Helping Your Child Learn Two Languages. earlylearningconsultantgroup.com
Allan Cordova, Ph.D., received his doctorate from the University of Denver and completed his internship and postdoctoral work at the University of Washington. He has worked in hospital, clinic and school settings. A native Oregonian, he joined the Children’s Program in 2002. He enjoys working with families and children of all ages. Areas of special interest include teenagers, couples, treatment of anxiety and depression, and family transitions.
Alexander Smith, Psy.D, is a psychologist who works at the Children’s Program. He works with children, teens, and their families focusing on issues such as anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Nick Hong, Ph.D. received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Oregon. He completed a child clinical psychology internship at the University of New Mexico Medical School, and his postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has since worked in a variety of settings, including therapeutic boarding school, wilderness treatment, and private practice. Dr. Hong has served as director of clinical, research, and pre-doctoral internship programs. His areas of interest include work with adolescents and adults, evaluation and treatment of anxiety and depression, and couples and family therapy.