• Fostering Connection Through Play

    Presenter: Jess Amato, CTRS, Founder of Platform to Play
    • Experience the power of play as we connect with our youthful selves. Together we will acknowledge the dynamic roles we play in our children's lives; while building awareness and strategies for incorporating simple, meaningful activities to purposefully engage as a family over the summer.
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  • Panel Discussion: Identifying Youth in Crisis 

    DVUSD Wellness Counselors leading discussions on crisis risk factors and protective factors and resources.

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  • Big Feelings in Little Packages

    How to help your child manage emotions effectively.

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  • Pandemic Parenting & Social Media

    In this video specific strategies will address how to be a digital mentor, how to create a family data contract and plan that lasts, and how to teach your child how to create a digital footprint that is futuristic and responsible.

    Recording of Jan. 28, 2021 Presentation

  • Anxiety: How to Cope and Parent Through the Pandemic

    In this video professional counselors present relevant information and techniques to assist parents and their children in coping with anxiety.

    Recording of December 16, 2020 Presentation


    August Coffee Chat

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Parenting in the Pandemic

  • Raising Successful People


    Esther Wojcicki is an international speaker and author of two books: “Moonshots in Education” and “Raising Successful People”.

    In this interview we will discuss the future of education and the current challenges facing both educators and parents now overseeing remote learning and homeschooling, along with offering strategies on how to use this time of social distancing to encourage more creativity and independent learning.


    Under Pressure: The Care and Keeping of Your Family During COVID-19 And Beyond


    Phyllis Fagell, LPC and school counselor, author of “Middle School Matters”, Washington Post Journalist
    Dr. Aaron Krasnow, Associate VP, Arizona State University, Health and Counseling Services


    Raising Resilient Children

    Maria Dismondy is the author of "Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun", and 10 other children's books, public speaker, and mother of 3 school age children Michael Klinkner, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice with over 20 years of trauma and residential experience and the father of two school aged children.

    Maria Dismondy Books

    Evolve Counseling and Behavioral Health Services