2016-2017 Events

Presented by Parent Edge and MI Youth & Family Services:
Toxic Stress & the Pressure to Succeed w/ Dr. Laura Kastner

7 PM, March 20, Mercer Island High School PAC
For Parents of Students of All Ages

Dr. Kastner will focus on the harmful impact of common stressors in our children’s lives, and how parents feel the pressure of living in a high-performance culture. She will provide ways for parents to make family health a priority.

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Parent Edge & the MI Forefront Team Present:
Youth Suicide Prevention for Parents

7 PM,  March 29, Islander Middle School

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Learn evidence-based prevention strategies to help youth in crisis stay safe and get support. Like first aid and CPR, this valuable knowledge supports healthy families and communities. FREEwww.intheforefront.org for more information.

Talking with Our Children about Race

6:30-8:30 PM, January 17, Islander Middle School
For Parents of Students of All Ages.

Researchandsh shows that children have a complex understanding of differences and stereotypes. Learn from, Dr. Caprice Hollins, how children in K-12 see and understand race. She’ll share strategies for talking with children about race, how to build positive identities and respect for differences, and how to give children a voice in understanding diversity. Have an Islander Middle School Student? This evening event is a great accompaniment to Dr. Hollins’ talk with IMS students on January 18. www.CulturesConnecting.com

Free for PTA members in the Mercer Island School District. $10 at the door for non-Mercer Island PTA members.

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Changing the Game: Creating a High-Performing Mindset in Our Kids

7 PM, February 27, Mercer Island High School PAC 
For Parents and Coaches of Athletes of All Ages.

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Join us17346948 for an evening with John O’Sullivan, author of Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids. Conventional wisdom holds that youth sports are a positive experience for our children, yet 70% drop out of organized athletics by age 13. Youth sports have become an ultra-competitive, adult-centered enterprise that has taken the ‘play’ out of ‘play ball’ for far too many kids. Learn ways to help athletes perform to their potential, while at the same time giving children ownership of their sports experience. www.changingthegameproject.com

Great for both parent and professional coaches of athletes of all ages!
for PTA members in the Mercer Island School District. $10 at the door for non-Mercer Island PTA members.

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