Parent Education Program

Our Parent Education Program at Ann Martin Center strengthens parent-child-family relationships by addressing parenting concerns about their child’s emotional, behavioral, and academic development. With an emphasis on prevention and early intervention, our workshops provide vital support, skills, and tools that promote positive parenting. 

Workshops are FREE unless noted otherwise.

Location & Parking: 1375 55th Street, Emeryville, CA. Our clinic is four blocks west of San Pablo Avenue and two blocks south of Powell Street.

For map and directions, see There is a guest parking lot opposite the main entrance to our building. Street parking is also available.

Collaboration with the Parents Education Network (PEN)

Ann Martin Center is excited to join efforts with the Parents Education Network (PEN) to co-sponsor several of our Parent Education Workshops. 

PEN is a membership-based coalition of parents collaborating with educators, students and the community to empower and bring academic and life success to students with learning and attention differences.  PEN focuses on delivering high-impact, high-quality programs including Student Advisors for Education (SAFE), parent support meetings, a parent education speakers series and EdRev, PEN’s annual resource conference .  PEN is based in San Francisco with affiliates in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Dallas, and Phoenix. For more information, visit


Task Initiation: A Key Executive Functioning Skill

Speaker: Ariela Perlman, MS and Maria Howard, MS
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

For youth with weak executive functioning skills, one of the most difficult parts of accomplishing work can often be just getting started. This workshop will help parents better understand how struggles with task initiation are experienced by students across grade levels. Actionable suggestions for both academic and home-based supports will also be explored.


Workshops Resume September 2017!

We hope to make the workshops as accessible as we can, so please reach out for accomodation needs you may have and we will do our best to meet them.  For other questions, requests, or suggestions for speakers and topics:

Please email Jennie Kogan, Community Education Coordinator, or leave a message at (510) 655-7880 ext 222.

Special Thanks

We gratefully acknowledge the generous sponsorship support of the Wells Fargo Foundation, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Program, and the Robert & Helen Odell Fund.