Parenting programs

2017 - 2018 programs

Welcome back to the 2017 - 2018 school year!

Please check back soon for additional updates to our programs or join our e-news list to be notified of upcoming programs.  All Programs are free and open to the public


           
             
             

 Wed

Nov 15

 2017

   

The recent Youth Risk Survey highlighted what we as parents and caregivers already knew: that many of our children are struggling with a range of complicated feelings, pressures, and developing identities.

 

In this presentation, Rick Irving, a clinical social worker with more than 40 years experience working with children, families and schools, will cover what our teenagers’ lives feel like to them—both positive and worrisome—so you as parents can support them.

 

The main focus of this presentation and discussion will be on how to:

-Listen, guide and respect the differences in our children and in their peers.

-Understand how our kids deal with their differences and stressors, including race, religion, physical attributes, sexual pressures, harassment, and identity questions. 

-Gain perspective and specific language to use in supporting our children as they grow toward self-acceptance. 

-Learn ways to be the supportive parents we each yearn to be.

 

Please come with your own teenager in mind, and questions you may have.  We look forward to your involvement in learning how to be a safe harbor for your child. Since the program addresses parenting challenges, we respectfully ask that children do not attend.

    Rick Irving, LICSW

Jenks Center

109 Skillings Rd.

Winchester

7PM

             

Tues.

Jan 16

2018

   

How to Help Your Teens and Tweens Navigate Social Media

 

Elizabeth Englander, PhD.,

Social Media Expert

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

7:00 PM

McCall Auditorium

 

Dr. Elizabeth Englander, founder and director of the Massachusetts Center for Aggression Reduction, and a nationally recognized expert on cyberbullying, will present her research on cell phone use by teens and tweens.

 

Dr. Englander will share tips on texting, how to talk to your child about sexting, how to respond to cyberbullying, and provide parental guidelines for healthy cell phone use.

  Dr. Elizabeth Englander,

McCall Middle School Auditorium

 

7:00 PM

             

Tues

Mar 13

2018

   

LET'S BE HONEST: Talking to Kids about Sex and Sexuality

 

Be prepared with this free interactive workshop. Lily Kofke, Health and Wellness Parent Educator for Planned Parenthood, will provide parents with age-appropriate strategies for responding to their children’s hard-to answer questions as well as techniques for talking about sexuality in a skilled and comfortable manner.


Let’s Be Honest is a Free Workshop Open to All, but particularly relevant for parents and other caregivers of 12-15 year olds designed to help them learn how to create a comfortable environment of trust for talking about sex and sexuality.

 

Co-Sponsored with the Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community

 

  Lily Kofke, Health and Wellness Parent Educator for Planned Parenthood

Griffin Museum

67 Shore Road

Winchester

             
             
             

 

Spring

  2018

 

 

   

Transition to Kindergarten Panel and Resource Fair

 

Parents and Guardians are invited to join us for this interactive panel to learn about the non-academic aspects of transitioning to Kindergarten.

Panelists include: Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Judith Evans, Elementary School Nurse, Kindergarten Teacher, School Psychologist and Principal

Resource Fair includes:
Parent Representatives from each Elementary School, Enrichment opportunities and After-school care.

 

 

Panel includes:

Superintendent of Schools,

Elementary School KindergartenTeacher,

School Nurse, School Psychologist, Principal.

 Winchester     High School

   Auditorium

 

Resource Fair

6:30PM

 

 Panel and Q&A

7:00 PM

 

             

 

2018

 

   

Evening with the Superintendent

 

Winchester parents and guardians are invited to join us for our annual "Evening with the Superintendent" with Superintendent Judith Evans.

This meeting is always informative and a great way to get to know the leaders of our school system in a casual setting.

Please join us and bring your questions.

 

Superintendent Judith Evans

 

Winchester High School

Library Learning Commons

             

 

 

         

 

             

Spring

  2018

  TBA

   

Panel for Incoming 6th Grade Parents

The McCall Parent Association in collaboration with the Winchester Coalition For A Safer Community (WCSC) and Parent to Parent, will present a panel of teachers and administrators and seasoned parents who will answer all of your non-curriculum questions about the transition to middle school.

 

McCall PTA, WCSC, and Parent to Parent