PIC Speaker Series

 

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Introducing the
2020-2021 PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE
VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES
EMPOWERING PARENTS
AS CHANGE AGENTS:
ADVOCACY, ALLYSHIP & ACTION
PRESENTED BY EQUITY CONNECTIONS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2021 6:30PM - 8:00PM

PIC is excited to present the second presentation of the Speaker Series two part mini-series featuring Equity Connections. This three person panel presentation will discuss Empowering Parents as Change Agents: Advocacy, Allyship and Action. The conversation with Equity Connections will help you to conceptualize and better understand the different leadership roles parents can play in creating inclusive and equitable schools. Equity Connections will discuss:

  • How equity and inclusion can benefit our children and improve schools.
  • How to help our children navigate school systems.
  • How parents can be effective equity advocates and allies.
  • How parents can work together to identify and interrupt bias, stereotypes and other forms of inequity.
  • How to create safe space for crucial conversations.

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Introducing the
2020-2021 PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE
VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES
ANTI-RACISM PARENTING:
PREPARING FOR IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS
WITH CASSANDRA BOOM
HUMANISTIC EDUCATOR AND WRITER
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2021 6:30PM - 8:00PM

PIC is excited to be presenting Cassandra Boom as the next Speaker Series presenter of a 2 part mini-series discussing the issues and concerns around parenting and having difficult conversations about racism.

Children are going to ask questions about racism and racial and cultural differences; It's inevitable! This conversation is all about preparing ourselves to answer in ways that are productive and conducive to anti-racism efforts. Cassandra's story-based style will keep you engaged as she discusses real stories and finding the lessons within. She will discuss the 5 A's of anti-racism parenting, without using shame or demonizing others. Cassandra believes that people need to understand that racism can be complex but still something that needs to be discussed in our homes. Cassandra's presentation will revolve around personal stories that will be married with anti-racism theory and principles.

Cassandra Boom is an educator and a writer by trade. She is also a mother of 2 young biracial boys aged 2 and 4, and she runs a social media management enterprise named Boom Media, and is the co-host of two podcasts one Named Boom Gardens with her husband, and another named Illuminating Taboo with her best friend.

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Introducing the
2020-2021 PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE
VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES
LESSONS FROM COVID-19:
TECHNOLOGY USE AND TEENS' MENTAL HEALTH
WITH NATASHA PARENT
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2021 6:30PM - 8:00PM

PIC is pleased to present Natasha Parent, a researcher from the University of British Columbia.

This webinar will explore how COVID-19 has impacted teens' mental health, while highlighting the role of technology use and screen time in fostering their feelings of connection to others. Applying a developmental framework, we will discuss how using technology can help teens meet their social goals and contribute to their overall wellbeing, while also touching on how to identify those who may be at risk. In addition, this webinar will feature some useful tips on how to help teens' navigate their screen time, and discuss some of the cutting edge work that's currently being done in the field.

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Introducing the
2020-2021 PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE
VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES
PARENTING IN A PANDEMIC
WITH ANN DOUGLAS
BESTSELLING PARENTING AUTHOR & CBC CONTRIBUTOR
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2021 6:30PM - 8:00PM

PIC is very excited to welcome Canadian Parenting Author, Ann Douglas in a free, virtual presentation on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6:30p.m.

Parenting doesn't happen in a bubble. As parents, we can't help but be affected by what's happening in the wider world. Is it any wonder then that so many of us are feeling so anxious, so guilty, and so overwhelmed right now? In this thought-provoking conversation, parenting author Ann Douglas will acknowledge the challenges that we are facing in this moment and share strategies and solutions for parenting through a strange and uncertain time. Expect a conversation that is kind, encouraging, and real and that leaves you feeling anything but alone.

You'll learn

  • why this is such a challenging time to be a parent and a child or teen!
  • how to calm yourself and calm your child
  • how to parent in a way you can feel good about and that will actually strengthen your relationship with your child
  • how to give yourself permission to be a gloriously imperfect parent and to give your child permission to be a gloriously imperfect kid
  • how to recognize and celebrate your many strengths as a parent.

Ann Douglas sparks conversations that matter about parenting and mental health. She is a regular contributor to CBC Radio and a bestselling parenting book author. Ann is the creator of The Mother of All Book series and the author, most recently, of Happy Parents, Happy Kids and Parenting Through the Storm. A passionate and inspiring speaker, Ann delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at health, parenting, and education conferences across the country.

A limited number of Ann's book, Happy Parents Happy Kids are available to those who register for her presentation. SORRY, NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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Introducing the
2020-2021 PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE
VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES
TAKING CARE OF YOU!
WITH ANNE MURRAY
FROM STRONG MINDS STRONG KIDS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2020 - 6:30PM - 8:00PM

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is pleased to introduce Anne Murray from Strong Minds Strong Kids Psychology Canada, presenting Taking Care of You! on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30-8:00p.m. In this free, virtual, interactive presentation, parents will learn about stress and tools on how to cope during these unique times, as well as learn to better understand and support students cope with their own stress.

Anne Murray has a Masters in Education and has worked for many years as a Registered Nurse. She has a broad interest in families, focusing on creating resilient schools and communities. She works with families, educators, and youth, coaching and facilitating ways to recognize, reduce and develop strategies for managing the stressors in their lives. Since 1999 she has been instrumental in the development of the Kids Have Stress Too! program initiated by the Psychology Foundation of Canada. Anne provides training, program development and building partnerships, with a focus to reduce stress in our children and youth.

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