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Adult and Community Education

Parent University

Saturday, March 30th

8:00am-12:30pm

 

Sponsored by:

Reading Cooperative Bank 

and 

the Reading Education Foundation

Keynote:  Raising Healthy and Happy Children

If you had to choose one word to describe the society you want your children to live in, what would it be? Happy? Healthy? Safe? Compassionate? Resilient? When parents and educators are asked this question, these are the words they choose. These words highlight the important role that social-emotional skills play in ensuring that children are prepared to navigate the academic, social, and life challenges they face. In her keynote address, Dr. Tominey will talk about the importance of promoting social-emotional skills, provide tools to manage the many emotions that arise at home and school, and discuss strategies for laying a foundation for the happy and healthy society we all want for our children.

Presenter:  Shauna Tominey, Ph.D.

Shauna Tominey, Ph.D.

Shauna Tominey, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Parenting Education Specialist at Oregon State University. She serves as the Principal Investigator for the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, a statewide initiative aimed at providing high-quality parenting education. Previously, Dr. Tominey served as the Director of Early Childhood Programming and Teacher Education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. As a former early childhood educator and family service professional, Dr. Tominey blends practical experience with research to develop and test programs aimed at promoting social-emotional skills for children and adults. Dr. Tominey regularly speaks at local and national conferences and is the author of, "Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have With Young Children."

 

Reading Public Schools

Parent  University

 

Schedule of Events

 

8:00am

Childcare Check-in Begins

RMHS Field House

8:00am-8:30am

Parent University Check-In

RMHS Main Entrance/Lobby

8:40am-9:40am

Keynote Address

Performing Arts Center (PAC)

9:50am-10:50am

Workshop Session 1

RMHS Classrooms

10:50am-11:20am

Coffee Break & Book Signing

Main Street

11:30am-12:30pm

Workshop Session 2

RMHS Classrooms

 

Parent_University_Program_-_2019.pdf

Parent University

Workshop Session 1

9:50am - 10:50am

   

Title

Presenter

Managing the Ups and Downs of Children's Emotional Lives

Shauna Tominey, Ph.D.

Understanding the Changing Landscape of Vaping

Erica McNamara, M.P.H.

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Part 1 - Introduction

Lindsey Jacobs

Intentional Parenting

Theresa Wiggins

Demystifiying College Cost and the Financial Aid Process

Amy Staffier

Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Loved Ones

James Shultis

No One Called You a Racist:  Caught Not Taught, How Bias Develops

Julia Hendrix & Jason Cross

Happy, Healthy, Restored:  Mindful Parenting in Our Modern World

Jody Santosuosso & Eleana Conway

How Do We Influence Our Kids More than YouTube Does?

David Monahan

College Process - Round Table Discussions with Parents

 

   

Parent University

Workshop Session 2

11:30am - 12:30pm

   

Title

Presenter

Mindfulness and Parenting

Theresa Wiggins

Introduction to Mental Health First Aid

Erica McNamara, M.P.H.

Supporting Our LGBTQ+ Loved Ones

James Shultis

Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Part II - The Basics

Lindsey Jacobs

Demystifiying College Cost and the Financial Aid Process

Amy Staffier

Happy, Healthy, Restored:  Mindful Parenting in Our Modern World

Jody Santosuosso & Eleana Conway

No One Called You a Racist:  Caught Not Taught, How Bias Develops

Julia Hendrix & Jason Cross

Sandy Calandrella
Director of Extended Day & Community Education
Phone
(781) 942-9136
Fax
(781) 942-9149
Rich Belmonte
Community Services Coordinator
Phone
(781) 670-2899
Fax
(781) 942-9149
Ann Marie Johnson
Community Education Registration Coordinator
Phone
(781) 670-2248
Fax
(781) 942-9149
Vivian Tringale
Community Education Billing Specialist
Phone
(781) 670-2247
Fax
(781) 942-9149

Reading Community Education

62 Oakland Road

Reading, MA 01867

(781)942-9136 - Phone

(781)944-8897 - FAX

 

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