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PARENT WORKSHOPS

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The Simi Valley Unified School District presents free parent information workshops throughout the school year. These workshops include information on student wellness, financial aid opportunities, current issues such as vaping and tobacco use, and more. Workshops are announced through email and app notifications, and recordings of past workshops are archived here for future reference. 

Upcoming Workshops

Past Workshops

Financial Aid Workshop
(held Feb. 23, 2022)

Join our college expert, Heather McKay, as she walks us through the ins and outs of applying for financial aid for college, university or trade school.  

Children & Mental Health
(held Feb. 10, 2022)

Brianna Skanderup, a licensed clinical social worker and expert on children’s mental health, talks about:

* What are healthy and expected behaviors for children.
* How to recognize behavioral changes or other signs that indicate your teen may need support.
* What are helpful and supportive ways to talk to your children about mental health.

Social Media & Youth Anxiety
(held Dec. 7. 2021)

Jessica Hammond, a clinical expert on youth mental health, provides guidance on how to help manage your child’s anxiety:

* How social media can impact your child’s mental health
* How parents can best limit social media usage
* Coping skills for managing the mental health effects of technology
* How social gaming impacts mental health, and strategies for mitigating its effects

Anxiety in Children
(held Sept. 23, 2021)

Jessica Hammond, a clinical expert on youth mental health, provides guidance on how to help manage your child’s anxiety:

* Tackling the academic and back-to-school transition
* Building your child’s confidence through goal-setting, structure and motivational techniques
* Navigating your own anxiety along with your child’s during the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape
* Strategically supporting your teen through social anxiety