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.

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)

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.