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 www.annmartin.org/map. There is a guest parking lot opposite the main entrance to our building. Street parking is also available.


Spring 2018 Parent Education Program Workshops

Understanding the Impact of Complex Trauma
Speakers: Lisa F. Carlisle, MA, MEd
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2018
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Emery Center of Community Life (ECCL) @ 4727 San Pablo Ave. Bldg. A, Emeryville
(Free Childcare IS available by Emery Recreation and Emery Unified School District

REGISTER HERE

Setting Limits Without Screaming Time Out
Speaker: Julie Johnson, MEd
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Ann Martin Center
Target Audience: Preschool and Early Elementary Parents

REGISTER HERE

How do Children Learn? Promoting Early Literacy and Math Skills
Speaker:  Natasha D. Limones, PhD, LEP
Date:   Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time:  6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Ann Martin Center
Target Audience: Preschool and Early Elementary Parents

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Parent Traps: What They Are and How to Avoid Them
Speaker:  Austin Lambe, MA, MS, BCBA
Date:  Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time:  6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Emery Center of Community Life (ECCL) @ 4727 San Pablo Ave. Bldg. A, Emeryville 
(Free Childcare IS available by Emery Recreation and Emery Unified School District)
 
 
Dyslexia: From Identification to Effective Intervention at School and Home
Speaker:  Hannah Acevedo, MS, LEP, ABSNP, BCBA
Date:   Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time:  6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Ann Martin Center
 

 

Fee-Based Workshops
 
Living with Teens Without Losing Your Mind
This is a fee-based workshop coordinated through Julie Johnson, who has been in the field of education for over 20 years as a teacher, trainer, and researcher. Fees are on a sliding scale between $35 and $60.
 
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:00am-1:00pm
 
Location: Ann Martin Center
 
Cost: Sliding scale between $35 and $60.
 
Now that your child is a teenager, you need a whole new set of instructions: It’s hard to know how to stay close to them when they’re pushing you away. You’re triggered by everything they say—especially that rude, snarky talk—but somewhere deep down inside you remember you love them. You love your teenager, but parenting one can be isolating and sometimes you feel like you need a new road map. In this workshop, you’ll discover a strategy to connect with them that provides the attention and space they need so you can hear what’s important to them and give support to their struggles. You’ll understand why maintaining a sense of playfulness is key and how it can help them be more cooperative with less back talk.  You’ll walk away with a powerful tool to reduce the frustration of parenting and help you keep your anger, frustration, and worries at bay.   You’ll discover the key to building a close relationship with your teen, so you can remember what you love about them—even on the hard days!
 
 

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 Lauren La Plante, 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.