Wednedsay, 2/26/14 at 7:15 pm - Roosevelt PTSA Promoting Healthy Internet Use.
Sex, Drugs ‘n Facebook: A Parent’s Toolkit for Promoting Healthy Internet Use
Roosevelt High School Library
Megan Moreno, MD, MPH
Dr. Moreno is an adolescent medicine physician, researcher, and educator at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington. Come learn about strategies aimed at helping parents keep their teens and ‘tweens safe in the digital era.
For more information contact: Saroja Reddy
ParentMap is hosting a Youth Drug Forum on Wednesday, February 26, 7:30-9 p.m.
(doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Great Hall at Town Hall, Seattle (Not City Hall!)
The legalization of marijuana in Washington State has real implications for parents and kids. What are current teen attitudes about drug use and accessibility? How will things change when legal marijuana shops are open for business and marijuana is increasingly available in homes? What about the growing prevalence of heroin and toxic mixtures, such as “molly?”
During this panel discussion featuring experts on adolescent psychology, drug addiction and law enforcement, parents will be armed with the knowledge and tools they need to help kids navigate the risks and dangers in this changing environment.
Presented by: Town Hall in partnership with ParentMap, as part of the Civics series.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Moderator: Leslie R. Walker, MD, chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children's Hospital and professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine
Laura S. Kastner Ph.D, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
Paul Weatherly, head of drug/alcohol studies at Bellevue College
Frank Couch, director of SAMA (Science and Management of Addictions)
Dan Satterberg, King County prosecutor
JB, recovering teen addict
MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014, 7:30 – 9:00PM
Technological Teens - The Ins and Outs of Social Networking by Danah Boyd
Downstairs at Town Hall; Enter on Seneca Street. $5
From relationship troubles to new after school jobs, the personal lives of today’s teens are displayed in real time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites. Despite controversial sites such as Ask.fm which can lead to incidents of bullying, the majority of teens are happy with their online lives. InIt’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, technology expert danah boyd explores the ups, downs and overall effects of online connectivity on teens. A Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, boyd says online use shapes identity, creativity and political engagement — even as it creates a “complicated” path for teens to navigate.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Learn more: danah’s blog.
Parent Education Night - Mindfulness Education in K-12 Schools: A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Frantz Coe Elementary Auditorium (2424 7th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119)
Mindfulness is “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment” (Kabat-Zinn, 2003, p. 145). Mindfulness-based interventions have demonstrated benefits in clinical settings and in neurological studies. Given these demonstrated benefits, mindfulness-based education has been introduced in K-12 public and private schools. Come see how this is being done in and around Seattle!
Facilitator: Brody LaRock, Assistant Principal, John Hay ElementaryPanel Members: Renee Metty, Stacy Lawson, Ann Hollar, Lynne Brazg, Janine Bloomfield, Richard Berger
- What is Mindfulness?
- What Mindfulness is not
- Current Research in: Neuroscience, Clinical Interventions, K-12 Education
- What Mindfulness looks like in the classroom: Select documentary clips
- Experiences of select Seattle pioneers integrating Mindfulness in local schools
Donations made at the door will be divided equally between Food for Kids and Operation School Bell Programs. These programs provide food and new clothing to our students currently in need.
Please RSVP before Friday, March 14, 2014 by phone or by e-mail
Main office: 206-252-2100 or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Childcare will be provided at Coe Elementary (ages 4+), but space is limited! Call now to reserve a space for your child – 206.252.2100
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