Parent Academy: Raising a Family in an Ever-Changing World
Save the Date!
The next Mid-Prairie Parent Academy will be April 1, 2019
**Supper and Child Care Provided**
Dr. Lisa Strohman
Digital Citizen Academy
Breakout Session Speakers/Topics Include (more TBA):
- Josh Berka: Youth Sports
- Dr. Jamie Kremswriter and Dr. Erin Oluffs: Raising Your Teen, Talking to Your Teen
- Parent Partnership: Journey into Literacy at Home
- Emerging Drug Trends: Vaping and Marijuana
- Bullying: How to Help Kids Through It
- Raising Teens in Today’s World
- Angst: Dealing with Anxiety
Sarah Smith, Prevention Coordinator, Prelude Behavioral Services
Learning about some of the emerging trends for substance use among middle and high school students, including vaping, e-cigarettes, and marijuana use. Includes updates on paraphernalia that can be hidden in plain sight for consuming these substances.
Leanne Bender, MP Elementary Guidance Counselor
Definition of bullying, how to prevent it, and what to do if it is happening to your child. Strategies for helping children develop positive social interactions.
Ally Hanten, Director of Programs, United Action for Youth
Talia Meidlinger, Counseling Coordinator, United Action for Youth
Strategies for parenting teens, including appropriate expectations and consequences.
Follow Up led by Melissa Rediger and Tracy Rusch, Mid-Prairie Guidance Counselors
A chance to discuss what was viewed on the film, to get questions answered, and to learn more about local resources for anxiety and other mental health concerns.