Parenting programs

2018 - 2019 programs

Welcome back to the 2018 - 2019 school year!

Please check back 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








 Oct 2



Anxiety and Depression Prevention: Skills We Can (and Should!) Be Teaching Our Children


October 2, 2018


Winchester High School Auditorium


Lynn Lyons, LICSW, will introduce techniques that will help your family learn to deal with anxiety and give you and your child the skills to:


  • Understand and respond to your body's physical stress responses
  • Move your family out of the "worry cult" (most parents unknowingly make anxiety STRONGER!)
  • Step into difficult situationsrather than avoid them
  • Focus clearly on goals, problem solving, and making adjustments...without being ruled by anxiety and worry



Co-Sponsored with

Winchester Coaltion For a Safer Community



Lynn Lyons, LICSW

Winchester High School



80 Skillings Road



Nov   13, 2018    

Boys Decoded: Raising Boys To Be Their Best In A Rapidly Changing World


Dr. Anthony Rao, author of The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys

In this talk, we will explore how to better understand who boys really are and the best way to raise them.

-How do they think?

-How do they develop?

-What can we do to help them succeed in the digital age?


Dr. Rao will share his insights into how we can shepherd boys successfully into their teenage years and beyond and help them discover their true selves.

  Dr. Anthony Rao

Winchester High School



80 Skillings Road




Feb 11



Organizational guru and New York Times best-selling author,

Julie Morgenstern, will discuss proven strategies from her latest book, Time to Parent, for prioritizing what really matters to your family.  Her realistic, achievable methods will help you savor your time with the kids and on your own.


Books will be available for sale that evening and at Book Ends.



  Julie Morgenstern

Winchester High School



80 Skillings Road




Mar 14



Parent to Parent and Winchester Coalition For A Safer Community bring you Lisa Damour, PhD, author of

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through The Seven Transitions Into Adulthood


  Lisa Damour, PhD.

Jenks Center






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.

Co-Sponsored with the Winchester Coalition for a Safer Community


  Lily Kofke, Health and Wellness Parent Educator for Planned Parenthood









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



80 Skillings Road


Resource Fair



 Panel and Q&A

7:00 PM







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


80 Skillings Road











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