Virtual workshops for parents and caregivers will focus on healthy teen relationships, coping strategies

Virtual workshops for parents and caregivers will focus on healthy teen relationships, coping strategies

The Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Department of Student Services will host a virtual parent and caregiver workshop on Dec. 15. All virtual presentations will include an interpreter for Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers. The upcoming workshop will focus on healthy relationships among teens.

Student Services staff members — school counselors, school psychologists and pupil personnel workers — will continue to share information during the school year that mirrors social emotional learning (SEL) instruction students receive in their classes. Workshops will continue to help parents and caregivers gain knowledge of SEL information, strategies and coping skills students are taught. Topics for the secondary-level workshops will include depression, healthy relationships, healthy communication, stress management, life changes and adjustments. Some of the topics for the elementary-level workshops will include the alignment of Move This World strategies, bullying and managing strong emotions.

A virtual workshop for parents of middle- and high-school students will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Dec. 13. Malik Williams, school counselor at Matthew Henson Middle School, will lead a discussion on coping strategies. Parents and caregivers will learn about coping strategies from the viewpoint of their child.

For a link to the Dec. 13 meeting, click here. The Meeting ID is 892 8787 4973. The Passcode is 971161. 

Parents and caregivers of middle and high school students are invited to attend a virtual workshop at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 15. Abby Pherson, school counselor at La Plata High School, will talk about healthy relationships. In the workshop, parents and caregivers will learn what makes healthy friendships from the viewpoint of teenagers. The workshop is designed to help parent/caregivers connect with their child as they learn how to determine if their friendships are healthy and what to do if they aren’t.

For a link to the Dec. 15 meeting, click here. The Meeting ID is 852 6102 6747. The Passcode is 937852.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).



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