Parents United

  • Parents United programs are free to families, staff and community members of KMSD. All programs are offered through Zoom virtual attendance.
    2020-2021 Parents United Brochure


    Recorded Zoom presentations are available through the link below.
    Recorded Parents United Presentations and Resources


    UPCOMING EVENTS BELOW ARE ONLINE ONLY THROUGH ZOOM

    HOW EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS CAN BUILD SELF-AWARENESS, SELF-REGULATION AND LEAD TO LIFELONG RESILIENCY
    April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Presenter:  Anna R. Silberg Ph.D., Co-Founder Reset MindBody, Executive Director of Adolescent and Adult Programming
    In this workshop, Dr. Silberg will explore how mindfulness is used as a social-emotional learning curriculum in schools and can be used to teach core social emotional competencies at home.  Participants will also learn why mindfulness is critical for developing self-awareness, emotional regulation, impulse control, responsible decision making and the ability to be kind to oneself and others.  Dr. Silberg will share how the body reacts to the stress response and how mindfulness can reduce stress and re-regulate the nervous system.  Participants will leave with an understanding of how mindfulness can be used as a vehicle for trauma sensitivity.

    REGISTER HERE    Parents United Registration Page


    FROM ACES TO ASSETS
    April 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Presenter: Amy Scheel-Jones, Senior Consultant, Coordinated Care Services, Inc.
    This session looks at the impact of stress, adversity, and trauma on brains, bodies, and behaviors.  Content can include understanding the human stress response, how stress functions in our lives (positive and negative), the particular impacts of trauma/adversity on social-emotional growth, and academic learning.  Emphasis is placed on the healing factors of resilience development.  Practical resilience frameworks are introduced along with direct actions that all caring adults can take to support resilience development in all youth.

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    COMPASSION RESILIENCE IN PARENTING
    May 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Presenter: Emily Jonesberg, MSW, LCSW, Training Coordinator, Rogers InHealth & WISE
    Feeling worn out in parenting is normal. Join us for a chance to discover ideas that can help you to be well while caring for your family. This interactive program will explore how to act with compassion, how to say No to support our Yeses, the power of our influence on our family’s culture and ways to build on our own wellness strategies.

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    A WALK THROUGH GUIDE TO GUARDIANSHIP AND DECISION-MAKING OPTIONS AND SPECIAL NEEDS FINANCIAL PLANNING
    Previously Recorded Parents United Presentations and Resources

    Presenters: Victoria L. Davis Davila, J.D. and Kathleen Oberneder ChSNC®, Financial Advisor
    In this session, participants will learn about a spectrum of decision-making options available for people with disabilities. We will discuss informal supports, supported decision-making agreements, powers of attorney, and guardianship, and cover both personal/health care and financial/estate decisions.  We will discuss 529 ABLE Savings Accounts and Special Needs Trusts (SNTs), and learn how these planning tools interact with one another.


     

    FERRARI BRAIN WITH BICYCLE BRAKES: SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH ADHD
    Previously Recorded Parents United Presentations and Resources

    Presenter: Patric Mattek, Ph.D. 
    Dr. Patric Mattek, a clinical psychologist, will discuss the nature and neurobiology of the Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and our brain’s executive functions. The impact of potential deficits in executive functioning will be discussed, as will the construct of ADHD. Youth with deficits in executive functioning can face significant challenges in school, socially, and at home. Dr. Mattek will discuss potential interventions and strategies for promoting success across those domains. 


    RESILIENCE: THE PATH TO HOPE AND MEANING
    Previously Recorded Parents United Presentations and Resources

    Presenter: Monica Caldwell, MSW, LCSW, Director of Mental Health Programs, RISE 
    The scientific literature on resilience is extensive, and is especially relevant now to help us begin to answer the question, “So, we’ve learned about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), what’s next?” Come to this seminar to learn about eight protective factors that you can embed universally in your agencies and schools to enhance resilience in young people. An individual student protocol will be offered to apply resiliency-building efforts across the tiers of support.