Parents find CPT's programs to be very helpful in offering guidance and skills on the many challenges they face. Issues such as ever-changing technology (how do I keep my child safe on social media sites?), substance use/abuse ( how do I guide my child away from vaping, smoking, alcohol and drug use?) and relationship guidance (is my child being bullied? How can I help?) are topics addressed through CPT's high quality programs.
Scroll down to find programs from Dr. Rachel Kramer, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, Turning Life On and others (upcoming unscheduled programs at bottom of page)!
TRI-TOWN Parent Education COLLABORATION
The Boards of Health of Concord, Bedford and Carlisle, in collaboration with the Bedford Public Schools Counseling Department and the Center for Parents and Teachers, offer a free parent education program on:
NOW What? Helping Families Manage Emotionally During Uncertain Times,
Presented by noted author, national speaker and therapist Lynn Lyons, LICSW. Scroll down to register for one of two sessions.
Children and teens were struggling with increasing rates of anxiety and depression prior to 2020, and this past year didn’t help! Parents and caregivers need strategies to help children (and themselves!) manage the uncertainty of our current environment as we recover and move forward. This presentation describes the skills needed for emotional management including how to increase flexibility, tolerate uncertainty, communicate effectively and replace catastrophic thinking with problem-solving.
(1) For Parents and Caregivers of High School Students: Wednesday April 28, 7:00 to 8:15 PM online
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(2) For Parents and Caregivers of PreK through Grade 8 Students: Monday, May 3, 7:00 to 8:15 PM online
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Managing Anxiety, Stress, and the Challenges of Parenting Teenagers Through a Pandemic, presented by noted author psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour.
Presented in partnership with the CCHS Parents Association. Dr. Lisa Damour has written two “must read” and “go to” books vital for anyone parenting a tween or teenage girl. Please join us online Wednesday, May 5th at 7:30 to listen to Dr. Damour’s presentation and then interact with her through the Q and A part of her talk.
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Damour explains the psychological science key to understanding how anxiety, stress, and mental health operate, both under everyday conditions and at times of heightened concern and disruption.
Did you miss Pandemic Parenting One Year In? Please check out this recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZmcwhbJ90A
One year into pandemic parenting many families are experiencing stressful moments around communication with children and teens. Please join Dr. Rachel Kramer for a recorded webinar presenting tools for supporting positive communication.
Six Part video-based series "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk" for parents of children in Grade 4 or younger.
This online curriculum will offer a small group of parents strategies from Faber and Mazlisch's acclaimed books by viewing video clips that illustrate key concepts and strategies. 6 weekly sessions take place on Thursday evenings May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10 starting at 7:30 PM lasting about 60 minutes per session. Free to participants. For more information and registration details please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and type "How To Talk Series" in the subject line of your email. Please let us know the age(s) of your child(ren) in the email.
This project is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and Winchester Hospital.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Join Physical Therapist, Jaimee Mace, MSPT, for a presentation to learn about the effects electronic devices have on your student's posture and how it can be impacting their health and growing bodies.
You and your child will learn:
* What is "good posture"
* Why good posture is so important
* How to combat the effects of slouching
* How to properly set up and use electronics to alleviate strain on the body
Please plan to watch with your child if you can. In fact, your whole family is invited to join!
As Acton-Boxborough Regional School District School Resource Officers, Keith and Tyler bring years of experience and a wealth of practical advice for parents to this conversation. We'll be talking about the 5 Rs of internet safety as well as healthy relationships, pornography and sexting, bullying and cyberbullying, and violence and racism. Our goal is to offer parents some insight into what internet issues Keith and Tyler address with their students, and how parents can guide and talk with their kids about those issues. Please bring your questions! This is meant to be an informal community conversation.
Our collective mental health is suffering right now. Anxiety and depression, especially among youth, are at all-time highs. Research shows social media is at least partly to blame. But it's also a necessary way to communicate these days. Can we help kids balance technology to achieve digital wellness when so much has moved online? How do we support them during this time? Learn more at this webinar with Turning Life On Founder and digital wellness expert, Adrienne Principe.
Recent research has uncovered the use of gaming and social media sites by sexual predators to gain access to children. These predators are sophisticated in the ways they communicate with children, build trust, and then shift to requests, shame and threats. In this webinar, parents will learn practical tips they can implement right now and ways to discuss these concerns with their children. The focus will be on ways to promoting ongoing communication with your child about their online activity and what children should do if they or their friends encounter an unhealthy online interaction. Learn more at this webinar with Turning Life On Founder and digital wellness expert, Adrienne Principe.
It's the first piece of advice we give parents. The key to Keeping Tech in Check is to have a concise, flexible and working Family Media Plan.
Dr. Maxwell and Chelsea will discuss the importance of kick-starting a conversation with kids and teens about their own brains and how the online world takes advantage of the hardwired structure of our brains.
In this informal conversation with nationally-known child psychologist and author Dr. Anthony Rao, we will discuss how parents can employ agency to help themselves, their families and their communities during these difficult times.
Presented virtually on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM (on zoom), this free program is hosted and underwritten by the Discovery Museum and moderated by Tiziana Dearing, Host of WBUR's Radio Boston.
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:30pm
Please join Dr. Rachel Kramer for a webinar to discuss ideas and strategies to help families cope with the shorter days and colder weather ahead. Dr. Kramer will share practical tools and will allow ample time to answer questions. While the content of this webinar will mostly focus on families with children in preschool and elementary school, all are welcome to attend. Parents should feel free to submit questions ahead of time by emailing Dr. Kramer through her website.
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:30pm
Parents of adolescents always have a lot on their minds. As the pandemic continues, please join Dr. Rachel Kramer for a webinar to discuss helpful strategies and reassuring ideas for parenting adolescents during this challenging time. Parents should feel free to submit questions ahead of time by emailing Dr. Kramer through her website.