Spring 2019 Parent Academy Workshops

— We look forward to seeing you!


APRIL  |  MAY  |  JUNE

APRIL WORKSHOPS

Teaching Your Child Internet Safety

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00-8:30 pm

Learn about common websites, applications used by children, and safety issues related to the internet. Come and hear strategies for monitoring the use of social media in your family. Presented in collaboration with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Redland Middle School, 6505 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20855

The Clock is Ticking…Create a Successful Path from High School to College

Monday, April 15, 7:00-8:30 pm

Is your child college ready? Come and learn useful tips and strategies that will help you and your child prepare for college. In this workshop, families and their high school students will learn the importance of establishing a four-year high school plan to prepare for college, hear the do’s and don’ts of college essay writing, and learn the key differences between the SAT and ACT. Facilitated by BREAKTHROUGH Test Prep. Recommended for middle and high school students and families.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

Mindfulness: An Approach That Can Result In Academic Success

Wednesday, April 24, 7:00-8:30 pm

Effective focus, motivation, handling frustrations, and communication depend on the ability of students to understand and manage their emotions. These are basic competencies that are crucial to student success. This workshop will present mindfulness as an extremely powerful component of prevention and treatment of emotional regulation skills and a critical element of academic success. Presented by MCPS staff. Recommended for parents of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Culturally Responsive Parenting to Reduce Bullying and Depression for Asian American Students (Part 1 of 7)

Thursday, April 25, 6:30-8:30 pm

Do you want to bridge the cultural and generational gap, improve your relationship with your teens, and help teens who may struggle with bullying and psychosocial difficulties? In this 7-session workshop series, you will hear the latest research in psychology and walk away with concrete strategies to communicate with adolescents, promote psychological well-being, and deal with bullying. Presented by The Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. Recommended for Asian American families of middle and high school students.
Robert Frost Middle School, 9201 Scott Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 2 – May 2
Part 3 – May 9
Part 4 – May 16
Part 5 – May 23
Part 6 – May 30
Part 7 – June 6

The Sixth Annual Special Education Summit

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Saturday, April 27, 8:15 am-1:00 pm
Quince Orchard High School, 15800 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

This is a free conference for parents, educators, and community partners to learn practical strategies, access community resources, and network with other parents. Engage in an event that will provide resources from community partners, information from county agencies, and breakout sessions on a wide variety of parenting topics. Recommended for parents of elementary, middle, and high school students. For more information, visit the Special Education Summit webpage.

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Vietnamese Parent Chat: Strong Families – Strong Students

Presented in Vietnamese

Monday, April 29, 7:00-8:30 pm

Join us to have conversations about challenges that families may encounter. This workshop will provide an opportunity for parents to learn about protective factors that strengthen families, share tips and strategies, network and build strong connections to support one another. The topics to be discussed include relationships, resilience, communication, and social connections. Facilitated by MCPS staff. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville, MD 20852

 

MAY WORKSHOPS

Active Parenting Now! (Part 1 of 6)

Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-8:30 pm

Learn effective ways to communicate with your child, discuss positive discipline techniques, and hear how to handle power struggles. This is the first of a series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin. Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 2 – May 8
Part 3 – May 15
Part 4 – May 22
Part 5 – May 29
Part 6 – June 5

Parent Chat: Strong Families – Strong Students

Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-8:00 pm

Join us for conversations about challenges that families may encounter. Learn about protective factors that strengthen families, share tips and strategies, network and build strong connections to support one another. The topics to be discussed include relationships, resilience, communication, and social connections. Facilitated by MCPS staff. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Culturally Responsive Parenting to Reduce Bullying and Depression for Asian American Students (Part 2 of 7)

Thursday, May 2, 6:30-8:30 pm

Do you want to bridge the cultural and generational gap, improve your relationship with your teens, and help teens who may struggle with bullying and psychosocial difficulties? In this seven-session workshop series, you will hear the latest research in psychology and walk away with concrete strategies to communicate with adolescents, promote psychological well-being, and deal with bullying. Presented by The Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. Recommended for Asian American families of middle and high school students.
Robert Frost Middle School, 9201 Scott Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 3 – May 9
Part 4 – May 16
Part 5 – May 23
Part 6 – May 30
Part 7 – June 6

Power Tools For Power Struggles

Monday, May 6, 7:00-8:30 pm

Frequent power struggles between parents and children can seriously hurt relationships. Battles over chores, homework, television, and internet use can take away from family time. Learn techniques to handle these common problem areas. Presented by the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Fox Chapel Elementary School, 19315 Archdale Rd, Germantown, MD 20876

Active Parenting Now! (Part 2 of 6)

Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-8:30 pm

Learn effective ways to communicate with your child, discuss positive discipline techniques, and hear how to handle power struggles. This is the second of a series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin. Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 3 – May 15
Part 4 – May 22
Part 5 – May 29
Part 6 – June 5

Culturally Responsive Parenting to Reduce Bullying and Depression for Asian American Students (Part 3 of 7)

Thursday, May 9, 6:30-8:30 pm

Do you want to bridge the cultural and generational gap, improve your relationship with your teens, and help teens who may struggle with bullying and psychosocial difficulties? In this seven-session workshop series, you will hear the latest research in psychology and walk away with concrete strategies to communicate with adolescents, promote psychological well-being, and deal with bullying. Presented by The Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. Recommended for Asian American families of middle and high school students.
Robert Frost Middle School, 9201 Scott Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 4 – May 16
Part 5 – May 23
Part 6 – May 30
Part 7 – June 6

Online Resources For Families

Monday, May 13, 7:00-8:30 pm

Support your children by learning to navigate the many online resources available to all MCPS students. This workshop will address the fundamentals of the inquiry process, delve into searching a variety of databases, and compare free resources vs. subscription databases. We will also explore the reading app Sora to access a large collection of eBooks and audiobooks. Presented by MCPS staff. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 13737 Wisteria Drive, Germantown, MD 20874

Family, Faith, and Your School

Monday, May 13, 7:00-8:30 pm

Come and learn helpful information about the MCPS Religious Diversity Guidelines. This workshop will address how to communicate with school staff and how to report bullying. Tips regarding navigating the school system and unexcused absences for religious reasons will also be shared. Presented by MCPS staff. Recommended for parents of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Active Parenting Now! (Part 3 of 6)

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-8:30 pm

Learn effective ways to communicate with your child, discuss positive discipline techniques, and hear how to handle power struggles. This is the third of a series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin. Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 4 – May 22
Part 5 – May 29
Part 6 – June 5

Parent Chat: Strong Families – Strong Students

Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-8:00 pm

Join us for conversations about challenges that families may encounter. Learn about protective factors that strengthen families, share tips and strategies, network and build strong connections to support one another. The topics to be discussed include relationships, resilience, communication, and social connections. Facilitated by MCPS staff. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Culturally Responsive Parenting to Reduce Bullying and Depression for Asian American Students (Part 4 of 7)

Thursday, May 16, 6:30-8:30 pm

Do you want to bridge the cultural and generational gap, improve your relationship with your teens, and help teens who may struggle with bullying and psychosocial difficulties? In this seven-session workshop series, you will hear the latest research in psychology and walk away with concrete strategies to communicate with adolescents, promote psychological well-being, and deal with bullying. Presented by The Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. Recommended for Asian American families of middle and high school students.
Robert Frost Middle School, 9201 Scott Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 5 – May 23
Part 6 – May 30
Part 7 – June 6

Positive Communication With Your Child

Monday, May 20, 7:00-8:30 pm

Is it difficult to interact with your child? During this workshop, you will learn strategies to strengthen family communication, explore techniques to understand verbal cues, and establish age appropriate expectations for behavior and consequences. Presented by Parent Assistant Resource (PAR). Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Silver Creek Middle School, 3701 Saul Road, Kensington, MD 20895

Active Parenting Now! (Part 4 of 6)

Wednesday, May 22, 6:30-8:30 pm

Learn effective ways to communicate with your child, discuss positive discipline techniques, and hear how to handle power struggles. This is the fourth of a series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin. Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 5 – May 29
Part 6 – June 5

Culturally Responsive Parenting to Reduce Bullying and Depression for Asian American Students (Part 5 of 7)

Thursday, May 23, 6:30-8:30 pm

Do you want to bridge the cultural and generational gap, improve your relationship with your teens, and help teens who may struggle with bullying and psychosocial difficulties? In this seven-session workshop series, you will hear the latest research in psychology and walk away with concrete strategies to communicate with adolescents, promote psychological well-being, and deal with bullying. Presented by The Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. Recommended for Asian American families of middle and high school students.
Robert Frost Middle School, 9201 Scott Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 6 – May 30
Part 7 – June 6

Active Parenting Now! (Part 5 of 6)

Wednesday, May 29, 6:30-8:30 pm

Learn effective ways to communicate with your child, discuss positive discipline techniques, and hear how to handle power struggles. This is the fifth of a series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin. Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 6 – June 5

Everyday Summer Reading: A Must!

Presented in English and Spanish

Wednesday, May 29, 11:30 am-1:00 pm

Summer reading loss refers to the decline in children’s reading skills that can occur when they are away from the classroom during summer break. Come learn strategies and get resources to support your child’s reading development during the summer. This workshop will show parents how to use everyday routines to help children become more confident readers, writers, thinkers, listeners, and speakers. Facilitated by MCPS staff. Recommended for parents of elementary students.
Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Culturally Responsive Parenting to Reduce Bullying and Depression for Asian American Students (Part 6 of 7)

Thursday, May 30, 6:30-8:30 pm

Do you want to bridge the cultural and generational gap, improve your relationship with your teens, and help teens who may struggle with bullying and psychosocial difficulties? In this seven-session workshop series, you will hear the latest research in psychology and walk away with concrete strategies to communicate with adolescents, promote psychological well-being, and deal with bullying. Presented by The Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. Recommended for Asian American families of middle and high school students.
Robert Frost Middle School, 9201 Scott Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

Part 7 – June 6

 

JUNE WORKSHOPS

Families and Libraries Go Together

Monday, June 3, 6:30-8:00 pm

Your public library is a great resource for events, activities, materials, and summer reading programs for children. The library offers early literacy resources for young ones, books and music for all ages, and homework help, too. Join us for family story time, free wi-fi, and public access computers. Learn about applications to download free music, e-books, audiobooks, and language learning tools. Come to register for a library card and have access to all these resources! Presented by Montgomery County Public Library staff. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Aspen Hill Library, 4407 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville, MD 20853

Active Parenting Now! (Part 6 of 6)

Wednesday, June 5, 6:30-8:30 pm

Learn effective ways to communicate with your child, discuss positive discipline techniques, and hear how to handle power struggles. This is the last of a series of six workshops developed by parenting expert Dr. Michael Popkin. Facilitated by the Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. Recommended for families of elementary, middle, and high school students.
Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

Culturally Responsive Parenting to Reduce Bullying and Depression for Asian American Students (Part 7 of 7)

Thursday, June 6, 6:30-8:30 pm

Do you want to bridge the cultural and generational gap, improve your relationship with your teens, and help teens who may struggle with bullying and psychosocial difficulties? In this seven-session workshop series, you will hear the latest research in psychology and walk away with concrete strategies to communicate with adolescents, promote psychological well-being, and deal with bullying. Presented by The Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park. Recommended for Asian American families of middle and high school students.
Robert Frost Middle School, 9201 Scott Drive, Rockville, MD 20850