Third Annual Parent Conference: Virtual Edition

Upcoming Workshops

Social Media and Internet Safety​ Parents

Social Media and Internet Safety for Parents

When: Monday, March 8, 2021 | 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Virtual Zoom event
Speaker: Scott Driscoll, Internet Safety Concepts

Join us for a FREE parenting workshop, Social Media and Internet Safety to learn about the technology children use.

With the constant surge of new information, programs, and apps, the world is a click or text away. But with new advances come new dangers and concerns. Parents need to be aware of the technology their children use and the trouble that can follow if safety rules are not in place.  Most apps can be used in fun, positive ways – but not all programs are appropriate for all ages.  This presentation will show parents the positives and potential pitfalls of today’s most popular programs.

One randomly chosen attendee will win an HP Chromebook!

Scott Driscoll spent most of his 29-year career in law enforcement as a youth officer with a local Connecticut police department, building a rapport with youth in the community and in the school system. While serving on a federal task force combatting crimes against children. he conducted undercover investigations of crimes committed by people using computers and the internet. Scott’s work reinforced his desire to inform people how they can protect themselves from the potential dangers of technology in an ever-increasingly connected world. Scott founded Internet Safety Concepts in 2007 with the goal of educating people with a clear message: If we don’t consider safety while we are online and using other technology, we can put ourselves and others in danger.

Social Media and Internet Safety for Youth 12-years and older

When: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Location: Virtual Zoom event

Speaker: Scott Driscoll, Internet Safety Concepts

Join us for a FREE student workshop, Social Media and Internet Safety to learn about the consequences of using today’s ever-changing technology.

Students will learn how a picture shared could impact their future, how comments on a social networking site can come back to haunt them and how cyberbullying – if not addressed appropriately – can have severe outcomes.

One randomly chosen attendee will win an HP Chromebook!

Scott Driscoll spent most of his 29-year career in law enforcement as a youth officer with a local Connecticut police department, building a rapport with youth in the community and in the school system. While serving on a federal task force combatting crimes against children. he conducted undercover investigations of crimes committed by people using computers and the internet. Scott’s work reinforced his desire to inform people how they can protect themselves from the potential dangers of technology in an ever-increasingly connected world. Scott founded Internet Safety Concepts in 2007 with the goal of educating people with a clear message: If we don’t consider safety while we are online and using other technology, we can put ourselves and others in danger.

Past Workshops

Parenting During the Pandemic

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Virtual Zoom event
Speaker: Dr. Laura Markham, Aha! Parenting

Join us for a FREE parenting workshop, Parenting During the Pandemic, to help you understand what children most need from you in this stressful time. Learn parenting strategies to encourage resilience, offer you tools to use today to calm yourself, teach you how to support your child’s learning whether remote or in person, and offer ways to handle discipline and emotion-coach in this unusual time.  Don’t worry, there will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Dr. Laura can help you apply these ideas to your own families.

The raffle prizes for this event are an iPad and copies of Dr. Laura’s books.

Dr. Laura Markham trained as a Clinical Psychologist at Columbia University, but she is also a mom, so she understands kids and parents! She uses her Ph.D. to translate proven science and child-development research into the practical solutions you need for the family life you want. Dr. Laura Markham is the author of three best-selling books: Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting; Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life; The Peaceful Parent Happy Kids WORKBOOK. The founding editor of AhaParenting.com, Dr. Laura Markham makes frequent TV and radio appearances and has been interviewed for thousands of articles. 150,000 parents subscribe to her weekly Parenting Tips. Dr. Markham’s relationship-based parenting model, which she calls Peaceful Parenting, is research-based and parent-tested. She has helped thousands of families across the US and Canada find transformative solutions to everything from separation anxiety and sleep problems to sass talk and cell phones. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and is the proud parent of two happy, kind, responsible and accomplished young adults who were raised with Peaceful Parenting.

I’m Hungry, What’s for Dinner?

When: Saturday, January 23, 2021 | 10:00-11:30am
Location: Virtual Zoom event
Speaker: Kellie Gilbert, Nutrition Instructor, Cooking Matters CT

Join us for a FREE parenting workshop (I’m Hungry, What’s for Dinner?) to learn the skills you need to purchase and prepare nutritious, low-cost meals for your family. This workshop is interactive, fun and educational and will help build lifelong healthy eating habits for caregivers and their children.

Kellie Gilbert has been a Nutrition Instructor with Cooking Matters CT since 2013. She has a BS in Allied Health with a concentration in Health Promotion from UCONN. She teaches adults, kids and teens about various nutrition-related topics, as well as cooking and budgeting skills. She teaches these in classroom settings, grocery stores, and at health fairs. In addition to Cooking Matters CT, she works as a Community Health Educator for Community Health Network of CT, doing presentations on subject including heart disease, sugar and fat.

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