2016 Family Night
Breakout Sessions for Parents:
Fostering Communication at Home
Parents will learn strategies for increasing POSITIVE communication with their adolescents by identifying “parental triggers” and learning concrete skills that support parents’ confidence to respond effectively. Parents will also receive information about resources, such as books, websites, and local classes/supports. Presented by Join Natalie Veilleux , Director of Parenting Education at the Opportunity Alliance.
Parenting Through the Risk-Taking Years
Parenting a teenager can be difficult. Liz Blackwell-Moore from The Opportunity Alliance will discuss teen risk taking and what parents can do to help guide their student through this time of change.
Your Child and Social Media
In this new age of communication, today's kids have access to texting, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook (and a host of others we may not even know of). SARSSM will provide information on what you can do to keep your child safe on social media.
Community Policing Initiatives, Drug Trends and Parents as Partners
The Westbrook Police Dept. will provide information to parents on youth-focused Community Policing Programs, discuss at-risk behavior as it relates to drug use, and share ways that parents can partner with police and schools to protect our children.
* Breakout Sessions for WMS Students:
Nicole Manganelli will lead the hour with an interactive leadership skills-building workshop followed by WMS’s partners Fuel Up to Play 60 leading a fun physical activity.
Light refreshments will be served.
* Please note that parents are welcome to attend with or without their WMS student. WMS students must be accompanied by their patent or guardian.