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Connecting Community
Speaker Series

In this speaker series, we bring together subject matter experts on a wide range of topics to share strategies for coping with stress, change, and uncertainty.

Mental Well-Being

Supporting your child's social, emotional, and mental well-being in uncertain times. Get the Mental Well-Being Webinar Slides.

Race, Equity, and Social Justice

This panel discussion focuses on the book, Something Happened in Our Town, its topic, and how to help families talk about race, equity, and social justice. We identify and address the needs of  students and families from the perspective of a licensed counselor, an educator, and a member of law enforcement.

Positivity for Teens & Tweens

Guest Speaker: Katie Hurley, LCSW, author of A Year of Positive Thinking for Teens, No More Mean Girls, and The Happy Kid Handbook. Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Speaker. Follower her on Instagram @katiefhurley.

Conversations About Equity

Dr. Darin Earley provides a foundational understanding for addressing the socio-cultural inequities and racial disparities in our school communities. Focusing on historical context, personal reflection, and relationship building, Dr. Early provides strategies for developing culturally competent practice and healthy interactions.

Conversations with High School Parents and Guardians

In this session facilitated by Thirty-Third District PTA's Michael Morgan, we share our experiences, strategies for navigating an unusual high school experience, and areas of concern.

Strategies and Tips During the College Application Process

In this webcast, we're joined by two higher learning experts, Maryan Kang and Jessica King. They share insights on the college admission process and give practical tips and key considerations as you embark on your addmissions journey.

Strategies for Stress and Anxiety During Distance Learning

Guest Speaker: Debra Duardo, M.S.W., Ed.D., Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools

Supporting Your Child During Distance Learning

Guest Speakers: Jessica Siberling, Executive Director of Special Education and Dr. Susan Wildes, Executive Director of Education Services of Redondo Beach Unified School District

Virtual Programs: KISS Method

Learn how to create programs, find free resources, and participate in California State PTA and National PTA programs.

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