Parent Education Workshops

This engaging 2-hour workshop will equip parents/guardians with knowledge and skills to act effectively when they or their children witness or hear about bullying. Through a series of hands-on activities, parents will learn how to use proven communication skills and strategies to encourage their children to talk with them about bullying at school, and respond effectively.

Parents will also learn about an effective, youth-centered, school-based program called Safe School Ambassadors® and other ways they can work with school leaders to reduce mistreatment and improve school climate.

 

The Problem

Schools and youth-serving organizations everywhere are being negatively impacted by youth-on-youth mistreatment. Students and their families are deeply affected by this problem. Incidents of bullying, intolerance, put-downs, and exclusion are far too common and far too costly. This mistreatment is getting younger, meaner, harder to identify, and more acceptable in youth culture. Moreover, many of these incidents happen when and where adults are not present.

Bullying and other types of mistreatment undermine student achievement, and are harmful to young people’s social and emotional development. These are challenging issues for families to address, especially since parents/guardians or other adults are often unaware of the incidents that are happening.

For All Parents      (Download the flyer in English)  (in Spanish)

This engaging and informative, two-hour workshop will help parents/guardians significantly improve their interactions and communication with their children and other youth. Attendees will gain an increased understanding of emotional and physical violence – especially relational aggression and cyberbullying – and their impact on:

• Learning/academic achievement, attendance and participation in school
• Child/youth development
• School climate and security.

This workshop will equip parents/guardians with knowledge and skills to respond effectively when they or their children witness or hear about mistreatment. Through a series of hands-on activities, parents will learn how to use communication skills and strategies to encourage their children to talk with them about difficult issues. Parents will also learn about an effective, youth-centered, school-based program called Safe School Ambassadors® and other ways parents can work with school leaders to increase the safety of all children.

Workshop Participants will:

• learn about the extent and cost of mistreatment, as well as efforts to address it
• understand basic principles of child/youth development
• gain knowledge and skills for communicating and intervening effectively
• strengthen parent-child communication through “relational” power and skills
• practice skills and receive coaching and feedback

 

For Parents of Safe School Ambassadors®       (Download the flyer)

This session covers the topics above and helps parents of Safe School Ambassadors® learn more about the SSA program and ways to support their children's involvement in it. 

 

How Many People May Participate?

This workshop can be set up for one or more schools, with up to 100 participants.

The Cost:

For detailed cost information, see our Programs & Services Guide page or download the PDF.

It is our job to empower parents with the necessary tools and communication strategies to help their children in the event that they become victims of bullying, have been aggressors themselves, or if they witness or hear about mistreatment of others. - Lori Cervantes, Community Liaison, Sierra Preparatory Academy