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Why Teen and Tween Sleep Matters, and How Parents and Schools Can Help

November 30, 2022, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PST

Register here - Sponsored by Parent Venture

Join Lisa Lewis, author of The Sleep Deprived Teen: Why Our Teenagers Are So Tired, And How Parents And Schools Can Help Them Thrive.

Top Tips to Support Children in Times of Uncertainty and Stress with Julie Kurtz

December 1, 2022, 7-8 p.m., Zoom link, Meeting ID: 875 7900 8307

Sponsored by the Kentfield PTA

Learn concrete strategies to support young children when faced with BIG and SMALL life events such as returning from summer break, coming back to school from extended absences, divorce, loss, stressful or traumatic events (fires, COVID-19, tornadoes, flooding) or starting school for the first time. This training will provide 10 trauma-informed practices that can help children feel safe, regulate big emotions and prevent dysregulated behavior associated with events that can activate their stress response systems.

  1. Participants learn to describe what big life change/big life transitions are young children.
  2. Attendees will be able to explain the impact of big life changes/transitions on the autonomic nervous system of young children.
  3. Take away concrete action items or the ‘Top Tips’ to support young children with uncertainty and change.

Behind Their Screens: What Teens are Facing (and Adults Are Missing)

December 2, 2022, 12-1 p.m. PST

Register here - Sponsored by Parent Venture

What are teens actually doing on their smartphones? Contrary to many adults' assumptions, they are not simply “addicted” to their screens, oblivious to the afterlife of what they post, or missing out on personal connection. They are just trying to navigate a networked world.

In Behind Their Screens, Emily Weinstein, PhD, and Carrie James, PhD, Harvard researchers who are experts on teens and technology, explore the complexities that teens face in their digital lives, and suggest that many adult efforts to help—“Get off your phone!” “Just don't sext!”—fall short.

Parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.

Let's Talk Series: The Adolescent Brain

December 7, 2022, 7 p.m. PST

Let's Talk Community Discussion Series

In the second community discussion of 2022-23, we’ll discuss The Adolescent Brain - focused on adolescent brain development, how substances impact the brain, why teens get addicted quicker and how they are wired for risk taking.

Live Spanish interpretation is available.

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Kent Volunteer Opportunities

Bacich School Wide Volunteer Opportunities

Bacich Lead Room Parents/Art for Bears Coordinators/ Carline Coordinators

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