Community Education

Ann Martin Center sponsors ongoing free lectures and workshops as part of a commitment to Community Education.  We offer presentations for parents and caregivers as well as for educators and child mental health professionals.  Suggestions for topics or speakers are welcome.

For Parents & Caregivers

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.

Fall 2018 Parent Education Program Workshops
Baffling Behavior Solutions
Speaker: Letha Marchetti, OTR/L, C/NDT, SEP
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 6:30- 8:00pm
Location: Ann Martin Center
Target Audience: Parents of All Ages

Hitting, Pushing, Pulling Hair: The Key to Curbing Your Child’s Aggression and Getting Your Sanity Back! 
Speaker: Julie Johnson, Parent Coach and Educator
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Ann Martin Center
Target Audience: Preschool and Early Elementary Parents


Self-Care for Stressed Out Parents 
Speaker: Lara Scriba, RN
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 6:30- 8:00pm
Location: Ann Martin Center
Target Audience: Parents of All Ages


Understanding the Impact of Complex Trauma
Speaker:  Lisa F. Carlisle, MA, MEd
Date:   Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time:  5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: Emeryville Head Start 1275 61st St. Emeryville 
(Free Childcare available with RSVP.  Food provided.  Parking available in lot on Doyle St.)
Target Audience: Parents 
Effective Autism Support: Collaborating Across Disciplines
Speaker:  Brian Blaisch, MD
Date:  Thursday, December 6, 2018   
Time:  6:30 – 8:00pm     
Location: Ann Martin Center
Target Audience: Parents of All Ages (Providers also welcome)
For Educators and Child Mental Health Professionals

Our Professional Development Lecture Series features lectures sponsored by Ann Martin Center on contemporary research, theory, and technique relevant to educators  and child mental health professionals. Speakers reflect diverse expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of learning, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and school-related problems.The series is offered as a free service to the professional community and all presenters have graciously donated their time. (CEUs are available for MFTs and LCSWs)

Fall 2018 Professional Development Lectures
School Success for Children with ADHD
Speaker:  Sarah Wheeler, PhD, LEP
Date:   Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time:  4:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: Ann Martin Center
Target Audience: Educators and School Based Mental Health Providers


Trauma Informed Education: Understand. Adapt. Empower. (3 CE UNITS)
Speaker: Emily Santiago, LEP, NCSP
Date:  Friday, October 19, 2018
Time:  1 – 4:00 pm
Location: Ann Martin Center
Target Audience: Educators and Mental Health Providers
Fee: $50-$75
CE Units: 3


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.