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2019 Raising Healthy Families Community Education Series

The Marin County Office of Education, in collaboration with Raising Healthy Families and the Community Institute for Psychotherapy, invites you to attend a series of informative, educational presentations that will examine important issues facing today’s families. The presentations will be led by noted Bay Area experts, and will offer tools and strategies to empower caregivers to raise children who are curious, compassionate, and resilient. Please see details below.

Admissions is free, and attendees must register in advance at or by calling (415) 459-5999, ext. 101.
Suggested donations, sliding scale, $75, $50, $25. All event proceeds go directly to support Community Institute for Psychotherapy’s safety-net programs.

Teen Cannabis and Alcohol Use: What Parents Can Do
Presented by Adam Nelson, MD
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9-11 a.m.
Marin County Office of Education, 1111 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael

Raising Boys to be Heroes in an Age of Villains
Presented by Mark Edwards, LMFT
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, San Rafael

Embodied Resilience: Mindfulness for Challenging Times
Presented by Shai Lavie, LMFT
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
San Rafael Community Center, 618 B Street, San Rafael, CA

Inviting all kid-loving dogs to apply for a job!

Kent Librarian Rebecca Jelen is working with 4Paws, a local organization that brings dogs to libraries to be reading buddies. 4Paws offers workshops to train your family dog become a reading buddy.

View flyer for more information.

Incoming Kindergarten Families: Sign up for Kinder Camp!

This class has been specially designed by Marin County Kindergarten teachers to help your child make a smoother transition into kindergarten. The two week class's curriculum is based on what students will experience in the upcoming year. This gentle, stress-free introduction occurs as they have fun in the actual kindergarten classrooms with experienced teachers. The ratio is 1:15 maximum, plus each class will have an incredible teen aide to ensure your children have a fun, positive experience. The students will enjoy a lively, sunny experience with tactile projects in arts, crafts, listening, nature, building, and laughter. We even try to put them in a class with a buddy of their choosing!


Last Weekend to Enter the Prius Raffle to Support Special Education in Marin

This is the last weekend that the parent organization Dedication to Special Education will sell tickets for their 14th Annual Prius Raffle. This organization funds supports that special education students need in the classroom throughout Marin’s public schools. Look for our volunteers at The Village Shopping Center and at shopping centers and farmers markets around town selling chances to win. Special Education families at your school should have tickets available.

Jenny Novack at (415) 812-5366 can provide more information or get tickets to you. Go to for more details.

Camp Galileo Kentfield Financial Assistance Applications Open!

We believe in camp — and innovation — for all Marin kids. That’s why we award thousands of weeks of specially priced summer camp through our financial assistance program every year. In 2018, we awarded over 175 scholarships to Marin families and want to increase our impact in 2019.

How to Apply:

  • Fill out an application on our website (
  • Check your inbox. Scholarships will be awarded at the end of each month, while space lasts.

More details:

  • Submit one application for each child applying.
  • All awards include at least one session of camp and include both AM and PM extended care

We try our best to honor your preferences, but can’t always guarantee first choice locations, session dates, majors, or classes.