Parent Workshops

Trauma-Informed Family and Community Engagement

The current pandemic and social and political climate have affected the families and communities we serve in myriad ways – from widespread unemployment and food insecurity to violence and the deaths of loved ones. These types of traumatic experiences can have profound and lasting effects, especially for children.

In this webinar series, we’ll explore trauma and the protective factors that help build resilience and counteract the adverse effects of trauma. We’ll also see how communities, schools, organizations and individuals around the country are using a trauma-informed lens to guide their work.

We encourage registrants to watch this 15-minute TED talk and read this short summary of the ACEs study prior to the first webinar for background on the science behind trauma.


June 24:

Join us for an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 101 webinar that will highlight what ACEs are on a personal and community level, the importance of understanding the impacts of ACEs, the science behind adversity and how Fresno, CA has put together a Trauma and Resilience Network focused on engaging and supporting children and families in building resilience and beginning to heal the generational trauma in the community. (Webinar brought to you by members of The Children’s Movement of FresnoFresno Cradle to Career and The Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership)

July 1:

In this webinar, we’ll focus on how two organizations are putting the research into practice. First, the South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center will share information and takeaways from their trauma training module for educators and providers. Then, Ready4K, an evidence-based family engagement curriculum delivered via text messages, will share their tips for communicating with and supporting families in a trauma-informed way.

July 22:

In this webinar, the Collaborative Action for Family Engagement Center, the Statewide Family Engagement Center for Maryland and Pennsylvania, will highlight the work happening around trauma-informed practices in MD and PA. Also, child psychologist Dr. Seth Shaffer will answer questions from families about how to ensure their child’s social and emotional well-being during this time. He will provide tips and strategies to help families cope and overcome barriers associated with COVID.


Elevate Education Resources for Parents

I just wanted to touch base and let you know that this afternoon, Elevate Education will host our 5th free Bilingual Parent Webinar. Thousands of parents have joined us these last five weeks as we’ve been able to go over a variety of topics for parents and families going through remote instruction. Please feel free to share with your families as we hope to offer these resources to all for free.

The past four webinars:

May 20: Goal Setting and Motivation // Recording in English // Recording in Spanish

May 27: Memory and Focus // Recording in English // Recording in Spanish

June 3: Stress Management // Recording in English // Recording in Spanish

June 10: Overcoming Procrastination // Recording in English // Recording in Spanish

Today’s Webinar:

Wednesday, June 17: Using Technology for Productivity

4 PM English // 5 PM Spanish

English Webinar (4pm) –  Register Here  // Flyer

  • Overview of apps that can be used to increase productivity for students and adults
  • Learn how to be mindful of the amount of time students are spending in front of a screen
  • Learn more about the impact of video games

Spanish Webinar (5pm) – Regístrate aquí  // Flyer

  • Aplicaciones que se puede utilizar para ser más productivo (niños y adultos)
  • Como reducir el tiempo de pantalla
  • Como controlar el uso de los videojuegos

Parent Resource Kit:

We have developed resources to help provide support for our parents during these challenging times. Our Parent Resource Kit can be accessed here (, with materials in both English and Spanish. We hope that they will be of great benefit as we continue to update them.

As always, let me know how we can help.


Sean Davis
Elevate Education

Office of Family and Community Empowerment

Dear Family Facing Staff,

The Watch Party Wednesday series continues this Wednesday, June 17th, at 10am – 11:00am with special guests from  Workforce1 Career Center! 

The Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System  helps New Yorkers prepare for, and connect to, jobs across New York City’s five boroughs and in every sector of the economy. Through the  Virtual Workforce1 Career Center system, they are available via phone/ web  to help your families find jobs and prepare them for the workforce 

Log on and learn about the available resources that include:

1. Employment Opportunities

2. Programs/Services

3. Q/A sessions with the Workforce1 Career Center experts  

To log on-

Feedback Survey!

Please take our survey and let us know what you would like to see on the parent coordinator website and in future watch parties.

Thank you

Poison Prevent and Medicine Safety During COVID-19 Outbreak

About Us
The NYC Poison Control Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for treatment advice about exposures to poisons or questions about medicine safety. Pharmacists and nurses certified in poison information are there to give advice. All calls are free and confidential. Translation services are provided in more than 150 languages.
In NYC: (212) POISONS (212-764-7667)
Outside NYC: (800) 222 – 1222
Contact Us
Useful Links
– Visit our website.
–  Request free multilingual poison prevention and medicine safety materials.
– Check out our summary of programs.
WorkshopsWe are able to offer virtual workshops focusing on Poison Prevention and Medicine Safety in English, Spanish and Chinese. To schedule one of our educators to speak to the parents, staff or older adults you work with, email
Online TrainingThe Poison Prevention in the Home online training teaches the key messages about household products, plants, carbon monoxide and medicines. A certificate will be emailed after completion of the training and post-test. Access the training now! Right click on the image to save it to your computer.
NYC Poison Control CenterPoison Prevention & Medicine Safety Webinars 
English, Spanish and Chinese
This webinar will provide important safety tips for storing and using cleaning products and medicines during the COVID-19 outbreak. Registration for the Webinar- EnglishMonday, June 15, 2020 10:00 – 11: 00 AM Register Here
Este taller web proporcionará importantes consejos de seguridad para almacenar y utilizar productos de limpieza y medicamentos durante el brote de COVID-19Registrese aquí para el taller web – EspañolMonday, June 15, 20203:00 – 4:00 PMRegistrese Aquí 

Right click on the image to save it to your computer.Link
For questions, contact Lauren Schwartz at 

UFT: Free Online Workshop for Parents – “Reducing Summer Learning Loss”

Dear parents, grandparents, guardians and education activists,

I’m excited to invite you to a free online workshop for parents titled Reducing Summer Learning Loss this Thursday!

  • Date: Thursday, June 11
  • Time: 5 to 6 p.m.

  Register now »  

After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the link and password you’ll use to join the workshop on Zoom.

This week’s workshop is being offered by educators from the UFT’s Dial-A-Teacher program.

The UFT is hosting a new workshop for parents every Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. In the future, you can expect presentations from the union’s anti-bullying BRAVE program and some of the UFT’s partners, including the Department of Education.

I hope you’ll join us.

In unity,

Nicholas Cruz
UFT Director of Community and Parent Engagement

Queens South: Parent Workshop

Please note that Queens South will be hosting a series of parent workshops. The second webinar session will focus on the remote learning grading policy, mindfulness tips and tricks for parents, as well as highlight some of the virtual trips that are available for all students and parents.

QS Parent Workshop Session 2

Date: June 9, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Please forward the attached flyer to your school community and encourage parents to register for the event.

For any questions about the event, all parents are encouraged to email . Please be sure to share the Queens South Parent Resource website with your school community.