Parents Education Network

Events

Upcoming events

    • November 07, 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco 94107

    Join Dr. Charles Roth to gain a better understanding of why psycho-educational testing is helpful and how the information it provides has practical value in the short and long term for student, parents, teachers and tutors.  You will leave with a clear understanding of:

    • the types of tests available
    • who does testing
    • when testing should be considered
    • if and when it needs to be repeated.

    Audience: Parents and educators of K - 12 children and college students.    

    Charles P. Roth, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist with a specialization in neuropsychological assessment.

    Charles holds a B.A. in English Literature from St. Joseph's University, an MS in Information Science from Drexel University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.

    Charles' interest in assessment was generated by sorting out his own daughter's challenges related to learning.  He was a registered psychologist at Children's Health Council in Palo Alto for 4 years, and worked as part of a multi-disciplinary assessment team.  Charles was a lecturer in the M.A Counseling Psychology program at San Francisco State University for 7 years, specializing in law and ethics, child and adolescent development, and supervising students in public school settings.

    Charles served as a custody evalulator for San Francisco Unified Family Court for 13 years, and continues to do co-parent counseling to help divorced parents make decisions regarding their children.  He most often works with families who have special needs children.  Charles, in 2007, joined the Bay School of San Francisco, and helped create their Learning Services Department.  He was Director of that program for 6 years, and is now a neuropsychology consultant at Bay. 

    Charles has given presentations related to learning and attention problems previously for PEN, including at EdRev, and at the California Association of Independent Schools; San Francisco Unified Family Court; University of California, Berkeley and Santa Cruz; given in-service training to faculty in schools in San Francisco, and was the keynote speaker at a conference at Maplebrook School in New

    Friday, November 7, 2014.
    9 am - 11 am.

    Location:
     Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco 94123.

    Cost: $20 for PEN members. Click here to join

    FREE online registration for faculty at PEN Member Schools. Contact us if you don't know your discount code.

    $30 for non-member registration.

    PEN's Speaker Series is a membership-based series of lectures and workshops on various aspects of parenting and educating children with learning and attention differences. PEN Membership is only $35/year or $350/lifetime. Click here to join.

     

     

    • November 15, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

    • December 04, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    Dr. Brooks will describe factors that help families to achieve greater balance, warmth, and respect.  He will focus especially on families who are likely to experience increased stress and pressure because they have children and teens with LD and/or ADHD, although his remarks will be applicable to all families.

    He will discuss the importance of:

    (a) practicing empathy in order to understand and respond effectively to each family member,
    (b) changing negative scripts that contribute to family disharmony,
    (c) establishing realistic expectations and goals,
    (d) identifying and reinforcing the "islands of competence" of each child,
    (e) becoming a "charitable" family, and
    (f) disciplining in ways that promote self-discipline rather than resentment.

    Nationally renowned Psychologist and Author Dr. Robert Brooks


    Dr. Robert Brooks is one of the nation's leading authorities on the topics of family relationships, resilience and motivation. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has served as Director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital in Boston. He is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and stories to life. Dr. Brooks is the author or co-author of fifteen books, including Raising a Self-Disciplined Child, Nurturing Resilience in our Children and Seven Steps to Help Your Child Worry Less.  Dr. Brooks also completed a videotape and educational guide for PBS titled “Look What You’ve Done! Stories of Hope and Resilience” that focuses on resilience in children with special needs and participated in the production of two videotapes by Sunburst Communications, one about parenting children with learning and attentional problems and the other about developing responsibility in children.

    Dr. Brooks received The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Prentice School in Santa Ana, CA and the Distinguished Leadership Award from Learning Disabilities Worldwide in recognition of his contributions and commitment to the field of learning disabilities.  In addition, both CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) and the Connecticut Association for Children with Learning Disabilities bestowed him with “Hall of Fame” awards for his work with special needs children and adolescents. 

    Some of Dr. Brooks books will be available for purchase at this event.

    Thursday, December 4, 2014.

    7 - 9 pm.

    Location:
     TBD. 

    Cost: $20 for PEN members. Click here to join

    FREE online registration for faculty at PEN Member Schools. Contact us if you don't know your discount code.

    $30 for non-member registration.

    PEN's Speaker Series is a membership-based series of lectures and workshops on various aspects of parenting and educating children with learning and attention differences. PEN Membership is only $35/year or $350/lifetime. Click here to join.

     

     

    • December 20, 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

    • January 06, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Bay School, The Presidio, 35 Keyes Ave., San Francisco 94129
    Applying to college or choosing a college for the student with learning and attention differences is an important and sometimes difficult and confusing process.  Hear from the experts: college students with learning and attention differences.  The students, all  members of SAFE, will discuss their experiences with:

    •    Whether and how to disclose a learning disability

    •    How they determined the best fit and scope of support for their college choices

    •    What they, as students with learning and attention differences, found when they arrived at college

    •    How to navigate and manage college life – academically and socially

    Audience:  High school students, parents, counselors and educators.

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
    7 pm - 9 pm.

    Location:
    The Bay School, The Presidio, 35 Keyes Ave., San Francisco 94129.

    Cost: Free. Suggested donation $20.

    • January 10, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Support for Families, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco 94103

    Co-sponsored with Support for Families of Children with Disabilities

     

    This talk will provide a definition of executive functioning as well as descriptions of the many potential implications of deficits in this area.  Basic principles of executive functioning intervention will be covered.  To exemplify these principles, we will discuss specific behavioral strategies to help build executive functioning skills and compensate for deficits, as well as technology to support these strategies.


    Shayla Hulgan, M.A.

    Educational Specialist

    Children’s Health Council


    Shayla Hulgan, M.A., is an educational specialist and executive functioning coach.  After studying cognitive psychology and human development at UC Davis and working at the UC Davis MIND Institute, Shayla completed a Master’s program at Northwestern University in Learning Disabilities.  Shayla has been a classroom teacher and has worked in private practice as a learning specialist.  She is currently the Manager of Educational Services at Children’s Health Council and is building their executive functioning coaching program.  She also completes educational evaluations, provides one-on-one educational therapy, and runs groups to build executive functioning skills in middle and high school students.

    Audience:  Most relevant for parents and teachers of students in grades 5 – 12, but parents and teachers of younger students are also welcome to attend. 

    Saturday, January 10, 2015 9 am - 12 pm.

    Location: Support for Families, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor, San Francisco 94103

    Cost:  FREE

    To Register: please contact Support for Families at (415) 920-5040.

    Free childcare and interpretation services in Spanish and Cantonese are available for families who pre-register.

    • January 31, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

    • February 27, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco 94107

    Presented by Dr. Shirley Liu, Psychiatrist and Dr. Gabrielle Anderson, Clinical Psychologist

    Additional event details coming soon! 


    Friday, February 27, 2015.

    9 - 11 am.

    Location:
     Delancey Street Screening Room. 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94107

    Cost: $20 for PEN members. Click here to join

    FREE online registration for faculty at PEN Member Schools. Contact us if you don't know your discount code.

    $30 for non-member registration.

    PEN's Speaker Series is a membership-based series of lectures and workshops on various aspects of parenting and educating children with learning and attention differences. PEN Membership is only $35/year or $350/lifetime. Click here to join.

     

     

    • February 28, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

    • March 21, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

    • April 25, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

    • May 16, 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    Our meetings are open to students ages 13-19 interested in joining Student Advisors For Education, so encourage your friends to join you. Parents are asked to drop off and pick up, but are welcome to come in and introduce themselves.

    Location: San Francisco Friends School, 250 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94103

    To be added to the SAFE mailing list Please sign up here. If you are a first-time attendee and have any questions, please email sf@studentadvisors.org

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