Parent Webinar

You're Invited to Our Webinar: Parenting in Challenging Times
This is the image for the news article titled You're Invited to Our Webinar: Parenting in Challenging TimesParents today need a lot of support. This is why the Park Hill School District will host a parenting webinar with national experts at 6 p.m. on Thursday May 3. 

Check back to this web page for the link to the webinar on May 3!

Parenting in today’s challenging times can be rewarding, anxiety-producing, fulfilling and totally exhausting, all at the same time. No doubt today’s children and teens are exposed to extraordinary stresses at earlier ages and they sometimes struggle to cope with social media, school violence, bullying, depression, substance abuse, sexual identity and exposure to traumatic events and losses.

Dynamic, nationally recognized speakers Scott Poland and Richard Lieberman will empower parents by directly addressing some of the most difficult questions they have about raising children: taking control of the Internet; protecting children from alcohol and drug abuse; preventing non-suicidal self-injury; knowing the difference between depression and just being sad; raising awareness of the risk factors and warning signs of suicide; learning when and how to seek mental health support; and most importantly, just talking with our kids about what’s bothering them.

The World Health Organization outlined critical factors for safeguarding children and building resiliency and success. We will share and discuss these factors and many helpful tips for raising children in today’s challenging world.


Presenters:

DR. SCOTT POLAND is a Professor at the College of Psychology and the Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He previously directed psychological services for a large Texas school system for 24 years and is a past President of the National Association of School Psychologists and has testified about the mental health needs of children before the U.S. Congress on four occasions.

RICHARD LIEBERMAN is a Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at Loyola Marymount University and from 1986-2011 he coordinated Suicide Prevention Services for Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the US. He has co-authored numerous book chapters on suicide intervention in the schools; consulted nationally with districts experiencing suicide clusters; served on the Steering Committee for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and contributed to both the SAMHSA Preventing Suicide and SPRC/AFSP After a Suicide school toolkits.