FAMILY LEARNING SERIES: SPRING 2019 SESSIONS

Presented by the HCPS Family and Educator Resource Center/Department of Family and Community Engagement

 

To Register: Parents/teachers/staff members: Please email tktalbott@henrico.k12.va.us or call 804-652-3787 to sign up to attend workshops. 
Recertification points will be awarded to teachers who attend.


Choosing Quality Child Care

Patricia Koon, outreach and recruitment supervisor, ChildSavers

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Gayton Library (meeting room), 10600 Gayton Road, Henrico, Va. 23238

Choosing child care for your child is a crucial and sometimes difficult decision. As a parent, you want to ensure that your child is safe and happy in a child-care environment that is fun, educational and nurturing. This workshop will discuss the different types of child care and help parents identify what quality care looks like for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school agers and children with special needs. It will also assist parents in ways to find child care that fits their needs, and suggest community resources.


Parent-Child Relationships: Actions that Matter!

Vivian Stith-Williams, parent resource social worker, HCPS  Department of Family and Community Engagement

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 • Noon-1:30 p.m.
North Park Library (meeting room), 8508 Franconia Road, Henrico, Va. 23227

This workshop will help parents understand five areas of parent-child relationships. Building these five keys in our relationships with our kids is one of the most important things we can do as parents. You will: 1) learn why parent-child relationships are key to your child’s success; 2) learn five keys to strong relationships with your children; 3) share ideas with others and 4) have a chance to commit to doing one thing to strengthen your relationship with your child.


“And the Survey Says…”

Steve Hixson, BSW, MBA, prevention services coordinator, and Pat Hill, Ph.D., prevention manager, Henrico County Mental Health Services

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Sandston Public Library (meeting room), 23 E. Williamsburg Road, Sandston, Va. 23150

Learn about youth drug use from a recent Henrico County youth survey. Find out what the survey shows about parental communication and parental influence as key drug use prevention strategies, and explore resources for parents.


“And the Survey Says…”

Steve Hixson, BSW, MBA, prevention services coordinator, and Pat Hill, Ph.D., prevention manager, Henrico County Mental Health Services

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 • Noon-1:30 p.m.
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center (classroom), 1440 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, Va. 23223

Learn about youth drug use from a recent Henrico County youth survey. Find out what the survey shows about parental communication and parental influence as key drug use prevention strategies, and explore resources for parents.


Parent’s Voice in the Special Education Process

Henry J. Millward Jr., director, Virginia Department of Education Office of Specialized Education Facilities and Family Engagement 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 • 6-7:30 p.m.
New Bridge Learning Center (training room, door 7), 5915 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223

Parents of children identified as having a disability play a crucial role in the education of their children. Federal and state law requires that parents and school personnel work together to provide children with appropriate educational services. This session will provide information and resources about the special education process and how parents can maximize their voices, and be active participants in improving outcomes for their children. Definitions, procedures and an overview of the Individualized Education Program will be included in this session.


Transition and Student IEPs

Rebecca Woods and Kathryn Costly, transition coordinators, HCPS

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 • Noon-1:30 p.m.
North Park Library (meeting room), 8508 Franconia Road, Henrico, Va. 23227

Learn about a multitude of programs offered by Henrico County Public Schools, and find out about programs and agencies that can assist with postsecondary planning for students with special needs.


Depression and Teenagers

Kurt Stiefvater, LPC, adolescent services clinician, Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, Va. 23229

Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can cause a lot of ups and downs for teens. But for some teens, the lows are more than just temporary feelings – they’re a symptom of depression. The key areas of discussion will include: recognizing depression signs and symptoms; possible causes; what parents can do to help; evidenced-based treatment and when to go for professional help.


Medicaid Waivers

Deanna L. Parker, MPA, senior DD policy analyst, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 • Noon-1:30 p.m.
Fairfield Area Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Avenue, Henrico, Va. 23223

The session will provide an overview of the four Medicaid waivers in the commonwealth that pertain to individuals with developmental disabilities. The session will include waiver program redesign resulting in creation of the Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC+) waiver and the three amended DD community waivers. The session will also cover the regulatory authority and description of each waiver, program application and eligibility requirements, screening process, and waiver services and support options.


Preparing for Life Beyond High School

Erica Daniels, school counseling director (CFA10-12), Henrico High School, HCPS

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 • 6-7:30 p.m.
Brookland Middle School library, 9200 Lydell Drive, Henrico, Va. 23228

If you’re unsure how to prepare your child for life beyond high school, this session will give you a short guide to the college preparation and admissions process, and to career exploration. We will touch on topics related to admission requirements, interests, skills inventories and options for students with disabilities.