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ArtSpace Parent Education Series

We are very excited to announce a series of Parent Presentations and Workshops this Spring. We hope you will join us as we navigate some of the most prevalent social-emotional themes impacting our students, families, and community.  With a focus on prevention, Parent Ed presenters combine research-based information, tools for strengthening parent-student conversation, and skills for effective early intervention to promote student well-being. This series will be held on the last Tuesday of the month beginning in February and is free for ArtSpace families

Free childcare for ages 3 and up (RSVP required).  Light refreshments provided.

Not My Kid: Preventing & Intervening in Adolescent Substance Use

Tuesday, February 25 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
ArtSpace Charter School Theatre
Presented by Kriya Lendzion, MA, NCC, LPC, LCAS, NCSC

Substances of abuse are getting stronger, more dangerous, and easier to conceal. Paired with increasing media pressures, this is leading to younger use, and an increase in youth addiction and substance-related tragedies. If we’re going to help steer our kids through the modern-day pressures and temptations to use WE have to know the real facts about what’s out there. The new peer pressure isn’t “the cool guy” at school saying “C’mon do it to be cool” – it’s bombarding them through media. If you don’t want it to be “your kid” who falls hard & fast for dangerous things, you’ve got to be talking to them earlier, louder or more often than the media is. Come find out how. 
Parents of students of all ages are encouraged to attend.  Adults only.

Please use this link to RSVP for childcare (3 and up)

Catalyzing the Drug and Alcohol Conversation: Creating Mutual Understanding and Trust

Tuesday, April 14 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Evergreen Charter School
Presented by Kriya Lendzion, MA, NCC, LPC, LCAS, NCSC

Parents AND students in 5th-12th grades come together for this interactive workshop to gain shared language and understanding about youth drug and alcohol abuse, greater empathy for each other, and agreements on how to maintain mutual trust through middle and high school. 
Parents of students of all ages are encouraged to attend. Students in 5th – 12th grade welcome.

Please use this link to RSVP for childcare (3 and up).

Kriya Lendzion, addiction and substance abuse prevention specialist provides us with the latest research and tools to help our adolescents steer healthily through the increasingly dangerous temptations and pressures to abuse substances. Her authentic and humorous style will keep you entertained and engaged while learning crucial empowering information. Kriya tells us, that “The one thing I hear consistently from parents of addicted or overdosed youth is ‘I didn’t think it could be MY kid.’ The most proven preventative steps we can take are to learn the facts and how to talk about them with our kids. Neither of which is as easy as it sounds!” Find out more about Kriya HERE.

Parenting in the Age of Anxiety: Responding to Distress and School Avoidance

Tuesday, April 28 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM
ArtSpace Charter School Theatre
Presented by Tiffany Mead, LCSW, LCAS, NCSC

School avoidance and refusal are on the rise nationwide and visible in elementary and middle school. Driven often by student’s fear of distress, avoidance behaviors perpetuate and often worsen anxiety and other symptoms that challenge mental, emotional, and physical wellness as well as positive engagement in meaningful activities. School counselor Tiffany Mead leads us in learning strategies to increase students’ resilience and brave behaviors through cognitive, behavioral, and attachment-focused strategies. This workshop will provide an overview of anxiety, its risks and associated features, and confidence-building parenting strategies through various developmental stages. 
Parents of students of all ages encouraged to attend. Adults Only.

Please use this link to RSVP for childcare (3 and up).

The Third Talk

Tuesday, May 26 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
ArtSpace Charter School Theatre
Presented by John Van Arnum, Founder of The Third Talk

The mission of Third Talk™is “To initiate a conversation between parents and their children regarding online adult content exposure and to provide practical, real-world language and solutions. The Third Talk™ is information for parents and their children, about growing up in a pornography-soaked internet environment and how to manage that successfully within their own family’s principles.”
Parents of Students of all ages encouraged to attend. Students 11 and up are also welcome to attend.

Please use this link to RSVP for childcare (3 and up).