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Free presentations designed to provide useful information, tips, and tools for parents/guardians of children K-8

Thank you to the following partners and sponsors for making this event possible:

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 for Tuesdays from 6-7:00 PM PST (session recordings will be available)
–Door prize drawings, too! (Thanks to Albertsons and Safeway!)

Register for one or all of the following sessions by clicking on the session title
(Puedes solicitar servicios de interpretación en español en el formulario de registro de Eventbrite)


Travis Pilarcik, Sequoia Mental Health  Services

Session: How to Support Anxious or Depressed Kids: What Therapists Want You to Know

Description: Working with kids in mental health, Travis has noticed some very similar trends with parenting and mental health in children/adolescents. Let’s dive into both anxiety and depression as they go hand-in-hand with understanding many other things about children/adolescents!


Helene Cuomo, STEM TOSA (Teacher On Special Assignment), Hillsboro School District

Session: Simple STEM Activities to do at Home

Description: Doing STEM activities at home with your children might seem intimidating, but it’s not! There are lots of fun, low- prep activities you can do that will get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. Join us to see a few examples and get the resources you need to give them a try!


Jocelyn Chavez, Sequoia Mental Health Services

Session: Positive Discussions when Dealing with Differences: Taking A Closer Look at Identity Factors That Impact Kids & the Family

Description: This presentation focuses on how to guide parents through experiences with cultural differences and discrimination with children in the school and home environment. Topics include differences between child and parent, such as with blended families, differences between kids at school, and overall fostering acceptance and tolerance across all spaces. This presentation aims to identify means of support for both the child and the family.


Christina Matousek, parent and former teacher

Session: How to help kids with homework (without doing it yourself)

Description: In this session, we will explore the purpose behind homework and how to help your child complete assignments. Finding fun and creative ways to keep everyone on task.



Jessie Ricker, QMHP Sequoia Mental Health Services (and mommy of two littles under 2 1/2!)

Session: Balancing Work, Life, and All the Rest

Description: This session is geared toward any parents/caregivers who are looking for helpful tips and tricks to prioritize self-care in their busy worlds of work, caring for kiddos, life, and all the rest.