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Parent Speaker Series 1-6

Parent Speaker Series 1-6


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Date and time

March 1 · 6:30pm - April 5 · 7:30pm PST



About this event

  • 35 days
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This event will allow you to get tickets to all of the Parent Speaker Series.

Parent Speaker Series 1: What Parents Need to Know about Anxiety and Depression in School-Aged Children -- Kathie Yelliott, LCSW, Sequoia Mental Health Services

Presenter Bio: Kathie Yelliott, LCSW has been providing a wide range of mental health treatment for over 25 years. She has a passion for providing effective, evidenced based treatments and specializes in mental health issues that impact children, adolescents, and their families. She has served in a variety of leadership positions in the mental health community and strives to bring her passion and advocacy for the importance of mental health awareness to each position she serves. Kathie is currently the Clinical Director of Sequoia Mental Health Services.

Parent Speaker Series 2: How to Help your Child Improve their Social Skills and Relationships- Allen Taggart

Presenter Bio: Allen Taggart has always been inspired by 4-H’s commitment for youth to “learn by doing”. In his career with 4-H, he has focused exclusively on engaging first-generation 4-H youth, delivering high-quality memorable experiences, and getting kids outdoors. The main areas he conducts research in are youth program experience quality, positive youth development, and outdoor education. Allen has a passion for helping others through meaningful service and building relationships of trust. He is an Assistant Professor (Practice), Oregon State University, 4-H Youth Development, OSU Extension Service – Washington County, Assistant Professor (Practice), Oregon State University, 4-H Youth Development, OSU Extension Service – Washington County.

Parent Speaker Series 3: Being a Trauma Informed Parent- Corissa Mazurkiewicz, Ph.D.

Presenter Bio: Corissa Mazurkiewicz is a Term Assistant Professor in the School of Learning and Teaching at Pacific University. A contemplative, anti-racism educator, she believes education must support the growth and development of mind, body, and spirit. Her scholarship focuses on the intersections of decolonization, social- environmental justice, trauma, wellbeing, and mindfulness.

Parent Speaker Series 4: Safe and Healthy Screen Time in the Digital Age- Rachel Su

Presenter Bio: Rachel Su currently works with WCK, and contributes to many areas related to children's educational and developmental institutions. With her BS in computing and knowledge of Career Development in Childhood care and Education she has earned from CCRC, Oregon Department of Human Services Child Welfare, NW Regional Education Service District and Parenting Hub, she will help guardians understand the disadvantages of excessive screen time and how can you take advantage of the new technology for positive goals. Through this workshop, you can gain tools for helping you build appropriate screen time with your digital-age kids.

Parent Speaker Series 5: How to Support your Child’s Pathway/Journey through Gender Identity- Martha Rampton, PhD

Presenter Bio: Martha Rampton, Ph.D. is a historian of medieval history and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Pacific University. At Pacific she was instrumental in establishing the Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor, and she founded the Center for Gender Equity, of which she was the director for twenty years. Dr. Rampton developed an exchange program with Lady Doak College in southern India where students study gender in India, and she has published widely in gender issues.

Parent Speaker Series 6: What to do if your Child is Experiencing Bullying- Jonath Colon

Presenter Bio: Jonath Colon Montesi is Prosperidad Director at Centro de Prosperidad / Centro Cultural. Mr. Colόn is a Civil Engineer of Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York, has a B.S., Business Management from UOPX, Phoenix, Arizona, a Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. He has provided a variety of services in a bilingual/bicultural manner and has demonstrated exceptional success in reaching out to Oregon’s expanding, yet underserved Latino and minority community. Mr. Colόn understands the cultural aspects of the community and has used his network of other professionals to assist businesses. Mr. Colόn is a known and trusted member of the Latino community.

The WCK Parent Speaker Series are free presentations designed to provide useful information, tips, and tools for parents/guardians of children K-12.

Each one-hour session begins with an informative and informal presentation by our professional speakers and allows adequate time for participants to ask questions.

Sessions are provided at no cost to registered participants.

Sessions are scheduled throughout March until April 5th, from 6:30-7:30 PM PST (session recordings will be available)

Sessions will have Spanish translations.

About the organizer

Our vision is to have a world where all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Washington County is the second most populated Oregon county. When it comes to academic performance, emotional development, and preparation for employment, County kids are missing out. WCK is the only county-wide coordinator serving afterschool and summer OST programs and is also a liaison to the county’s early learning hub. WCK facilitates networking, educational opportunities, the sharing of best practices, and fostering collaboration among providers. Please help us strengthen our community by giving children access to the kind of programs they need to succeed.  

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