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Pepperdine University: West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

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The Parent Empowerment Boot Camp 2017

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A. PARENT POWER: WHY YOUR VOICE MATTERS (MARY JOHNSON)

This workshop will inform parents/community members about why their involvement in their childs education matters and ways they can get involved. It will also give parents information about the impact that they can have on policy formation, implementation, and decision making in their local educational institutions. You will walk away from this workshop with an awareness of the impact that parent/ community involvement & empowerment can have on student/ school success.

B. RE-DEFINING THE BLACK FAMILY FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM (REGINALD GRANT, GLA)

In a frank and dynamic discussion on the current state and future health of Black American families, participants will explore challenges and creative solutions for raising Black children during a time when fatherlessness is at an all time high as well as for raising children in single, co-parent, blended, and traditional family structures. Facilitators will also explore possibilities for building strong inter-generational bonds within the Black family, based on traditional and contemporary family formation structures and based on 21st-century communications tools (i.e., new media). Readings from the book and a poetry performance will enhance the workshop and discussion.

C. BASIC RIGHTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (DR. ANGELA HASAN, USC)

This workshop provides families with an in- introduction to their rights and responsibility- ties as parents of children with special needs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the NJ Code, and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act. Parents learn to identify their dreams and goals for their children and learn laws and advocacy strategies that will help them help their children reach those goals.

D.HIGHER LEARNING (DR. ANTHONY COLLATOS, PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY)

This workshop will inform parents about college preparation including the various types of colleges and universities, how to assist students in selecting the colleges to which they will apply, and completing college applications and important deadlines. The workshop will help parents in assisting their children to organize the process of choosing colleges and submitting college applications.

E. HEALTHY EATING ( JC COHEE, LVN)

Join us and learn how you and your family can eat healthy on a budget. During the workshop, you will also learn how to read and understand the food label.

F. FUN, EASY & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH YOUNG CHILDREN (DR. CAROLEE HURTADO)

All parents and caregivers are warmly welcomed to this workshop to share and learn ways to connect with their children in fun, easy, and educational ways. We will look at many examples of games, activities, books, and local re- sources that enrich everyday family life and foster lifelong learners. Every participant will leave out with child reading book., What to Read When, an excellent resource that explains why, how, and what to read with your child.

G.WHATS YOUR PROBLEM: UNDERSTAND-ING AND DEALING WITH YOUR CHILDS EMOTIONS ( TBD)

Depressed youth often have problems at home. Children under stress, who experience loss, or who have attention, learning, conduct or anxiety disorders are at a higher risk for depression. This workshop focuses on how parents can identify signs, and create home environments that help children deal with depression and other emotional problems. Strategies and re- sources are provided.

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