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2020 Spring Family Academy

Save the Date! Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Meal Served & Program

Real Colors Training offered at Family Academy
What's your primary color? Blue? Orange? Green? Gold? Real Colors is a fun and powerful model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament. All MP staff and all of the high school students have done this training and have found it to be a wonderful tool for understanding and communicating with others. Our own Kristan Hunter is a certified trainer and will be offering this training to interested participants at the Spring Family Academy this year. The training will take place during the ENTIRE Family Academy time frame meaning that you WILL NOT be able to participate in the keynote and breakout sessions.  Pre-Registration is REQUIRED to participate in this training and registration for each session is limited to 30 people.

Register for Real Colors Training 
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Parent Partnership: Journey into Literacy at Home

Dawn Kruse, GWAEA

Explore how to encourage reading at home as well as ways to promote reading while doing things you are already doing at home.

Parent Partnership: Literacy at Home

Emerging Drug Trends: Vaping and Marijuana

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.

Emerging Drug Trends

Bullying: How to Help Kids Through It

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.


Raising Teens in Today’s World

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.

Raising Teens in Today’s World

Angst: Dealing with Anxiety

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.

Angst Follow Up