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Rochester Area Youth Assistance

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Family Education

Family Education

The purpose of the Family Education Committee is to facilitate ongoing school and community-based parent and family education programs which will enable parents to acquire knowledge, skills and techniques that will assist them with their children.

Planning occurs throughout the school year and the programs take place during the school year.

For family and parenting programs available throughout Oakland County, please view the parenting calendar at the Oakland County website.

Be SMART for Kids

Download available: Be SMART for Kids flyer.

Coping Effectively with Big Feelings

Girls Stand Strong – Spring 2022

Public & Permanent: Motivate Responsible Use of Technology & Prevent Digital Abuse!

Public & Permanent: Motivate Responsible Use of Technology & Prevent Digital Abuse!

Great news! This webinar was recorded and presenter, Richard Guerry, is making it available for you to view for 90 days!
Note: It is highly recommended the videos are previewed before showing them to any student under 13.

Community Replay:

Visit: https://www.iroc2.org/395.html
Username: RHPL
Password: WebReplay

Presented in partnership with the Rochester Hills Public Library, you won’t want to miss this informative and timely webinar with Cyber safety expert, Richard Guerry. This award-winning program will eliminate the myths that anonymity, privacy and disappearing digital content is possible with digital tools and apps. Important and relevant for adults and youth ages 13+.

Resiliency: Becoming Mindful and Resilient in this Age of Anxiety

Presented in partnership with the Rochester Hills Public Library, join us via zoom on Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 PM for a virtual presentation with Dr. Christopher Willard, renown psychologist, educational consultant, author, speaker and mindfulness expert.
As we begin to emerge from the pandemic and into a new normal, how can we ensure that we and our families emerge from this time more healthy and resilient? Join Dr. Chris Willard as we explore the mindful foundations of resilience and post traumatic growth, looking to psychology, neuroscience and play as we practice and explore tools that have boosted human resilience for generations. This presentation is not just ideas, but experiential as well, along with tips to practically integrate mindfulness into your family life long after this time has passed.

Register here.

Anxiety in our Elementary Schools: Identifying, Managing and Overcoming Anxiety for our Primary Learners

During these times of uncertainty, school-age children may be experiencing stress and anxiety. Positive parenting practices can make a big difference. Become empowered to help build resilience in your children as you learn practical strategies to help your child recognize and manage anxious thoughts, behaviors and physical symptoms caused from anxiety.

Join school psychologists, Caroline Rowe and Dan Pryde, and school social worker, Andrew McNeilly, from Rochester Community Schools to further explore this social-emotional learning opportunity. Join us via Zoom on Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 PM for this important discussion.

The May 13th presentation was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube.

525 Foundation – Dangers of Alcohol and Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse

Presented in partnership with the Rochester Hills Public Library and the 525 Foundation, join us via zoom on Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00 PM for a virtual presentation of what you need to know about the dangers of alcohol and prescription drug misuse and abuse.

Becky Savage’s two teenage sons – Nick and Jack – accidentally overdosed on a deadly cocktail of alcohol and prescription drugs on the same night in June 2015. Becky and her husband Mike turned their unimaginable grief into a powerful message: educating students, parents, lawmakers and anyone else who will listen about the dangers of prescription drugs.

Register here: Registration

PDF available for download – 525 2021

Sexting – Think Before You Send

PDF available for download – Sexting Think Before You Send | October 2017

Avondale Schools Parent Program

PDF available for download – Avondale Schools Parent Program

Angst: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety

PDF available for download – Angst: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety

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