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Parent's Empowerment Academy

 

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We understand that a strong school-family-community partnership helps to ensure that all students have the support and resources needed to succeed in school and in life. The Parents Empowerment Academy was designed to create an inclusive environment where parents/caregivers, can feel welcome and encouraged to learn new skills while fostering relationships with other participants in a group-setting.

 

Please RSVP to attend our Parent’s Empowerment Academy by emailing your name and contact information to parentsempowermentacademy@gmail.com or calling the Serra Real Connections left at (858) 496-8342 x 230.

 
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Thursday, January 21st 2016


6:00pm-7:30pm


Serra High School
Media Center

“Family 
Empowerment
Retreat”

 

BRING YOUR TEENS- This session is intended for the whole family!

 

Presenter: Alison Kirkpatrick is a writer, public speaker, retreat leader and mother of three teenagers. She has also been an adjunct English professor for twenty years at colleges and universities all over Southern California.

Although many of us are familiar with at least one foreign language, how many of us are fluent in the five languages of love? While we may be proficient at telling our kids, "I love you," you might be surprised at how often they don't really hear the message. It all comes down to "speaking their language." In this interactive hour, we will be learning about the five love languages and how we can express our love more powerfully to our children and everyone we care about. It is said that kids don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care. That doesn't just go for teachers! It goes for moms and dads too.

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Thursday, January 28th 2016

6:00pm-7:30pm

Serra High School
Media Center

“Stress Management: Essential Practices for Youth & Parents”

BRING YOUR TEENS!

Presenter: Lara Eisenberg, M.A., Ed.M.

It’s no secret that our youth are under a great deal of stress. We may not have the ability to get rid of many of our stressors, however we can learn skills to better cope with life’s demands.
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Thursday, February 4th 2016


6:00pm-7:30pm

Serra High School
Media Center

“Teen Relationships: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly”

Presenter: Jen Finkelstein, NCC, LPCC

What is an unhealthy teen relationship and what are warning signs your teen is in an unhealthy relationship? Our presenter has been working with teens and young adults with issues such as gang prevention, anger, self-esteem, self-harm and healthy relationships for over 10 years. Jen is a certified Domestic Violence Trainer and served as the chair of the Teen Relationship Prevention Committee for 4 years.
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Thursday, February 11th 2016


6:00pm-7:30pm


Serra High School
Media Center

“What Parents Need to Know about the Common Core State Standards”

Presenter: Shelly Burgess

No matter how you feel about them, the Common Core State Standards are here to stay. Teachers are expected to teach to them, the new State assessments are aligned to them, and they are impacting the way your child learns in class.  So what do you really need to know as a parent?  Join former Assistant Superintendent and Educational Consultant, Shelley Burgess for an inside look at the Common Core and what it means for your child.

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Thursday, February 18th 2016

6:00pm-7:30pm

Serra High School
Media Center

“NAMI: Parents & Teachers as Allies “

Presenters: Suzette Southfox & Julie Benn

This workshop focuses on educating professionals and families within the school  community better understand the early warning signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents and how best to intervene so that youth with mental health treatment needs are linked with services.

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Thursday, February 25th 2016

6:00pm-7:30pm

Serra High School
Media Center

 

“Don't Just Survive... Thrive with Common Core Math”

 

If you are like most parents, the shift to Common Core math may have you a bit stumped, and spending some of your evenings trying to help your child through math problems like you have never seen before.  Join former Assistant Superintendent and Educational Consultant, Shelley Burgess to take a closer look at the Common Core math standards and learn strategies to help your child thrive in math.

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Thursday, March 3rd

6:00pm-7:30pm

Serra High School
Media Center

“Commercial Sexual Exploitation- What is it & Who is at risk?”

Presenter: Laura McLean is a registered Marriage and Family Intern
Laura helped to create and launch the San Diego Youth Services STARS Program which provides independent living skills, case management, group counseling, advocacy and outreach to survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and domestic sex trafficking. In addition to managing services for survivors, Laura has been active in educating and bringing awareness to the community and local school districts on commercial sexual exploitation and has trained over 5,000 individuals throughout San Diego County.

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Thursday, March 10th


6:00pm-7:30pm

FARB Middle School
Library (*please note the location change-
4880 La Cuenta Drive

"Cyber-bullying, Internet Safety, & Social Media - What Parents Need to Know”

Presenter: Kristen Amicone, San Diego Police Foundation-Director of Education & Technology

As technology is always evolving, we must stay up to date with all the dangers that threaten us and our children. Learn the latest teen trends with social networking, the dangers that go along with that, and the actions to take in order to prevent them.