Parent Ed : Teen Stress: How much is too much?

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Parent Ed: Today’s Marijuana: What You and Your Teen Need To know

Get the latest facts about the current state of marijuana use by teens in Marin County and around the country.  Dr. Jennifer Golick, LMFT and Clinical Director of Muir Woods Treatment Center, will inform and educate parents (and teens) on the effects of marijuana on the developing teenage brain, THC content and potency levels, addiction and other risks, and legal consequences.  This program has been generously underwritten by Twin Cities Coalition for Healthy Youth and the Ross Valley Healthy Collaborative.  Students are welcome.

Conversation Starters

Cannabis Brochure

Parent Ed: Stay Connected To Your Teen – Dr. Mike Riera

Award Winning Author and Teen Expert, Mike Riera Ph.D., is one of the country’s foremost authorities on understanding teenagers.    The San Francisco Chronicle described Mike as “the Dr. Spock for teenagers and their parents”.  The cornerstone of his philosophy is teaching parents to make the shift from being their child’s ‘manager’, to their ‘consultant’.   This don’t miss evening event is in collaboration with Tam and Drake High Schools so look for Eventbrite registration link posted soon.

Just Say Know: Uppers, Downers and All Arounders

What’s the difference between an upper and a downer? Is eating marijuana safer than smoking it?   In this talk, you will get a general overview of how drugs are classified in terms of the effect they have on the central nervous system.  Jen Epstein will present commonly used drugs as well as explore the levels of drug use kids might be participating in.  The  information will not being presented to scare you, but rather to inform you so you can have reliable information that will enable you to have informed conversations with your kids about drugs

How to Communicate with Your Teen about Healthy Sexual Decision Making

Erica Monasterio, A Clinical Professor in the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Division at UCSF, talks to parents about the young developing brain and provides them with practical advice to address the issues of dating and sex with their teen.

“How to speak with your Teen about Marijuana”

You asked and we listened!  As requested by attendees of the Weed 101 Event, Jason Lechner, LMFT and Primary Therapist for Boys at Muir Woods Treatment Center, came back to Redwood to discuss how to talk to your child about cannabis.

 Jessica Lahey: “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn To Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed”

Jessica Lahey is an author and middle and high school teacher. She writes the bi-weekly column “The Parent Teacher Conference” for the New York Times and is a contributing writer for The Atlantic and a commentator on Vermont Public Radio.  Lahey will set forth a plan for what doesn’t come naturally to most of us: stepping back and embracing our children’s failures.

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“Weed 101: Smart Approaches to Marijuana”

This science based educational program featured a panel including Kevin A. Sabet, drug policy advisor to three Presidential administrations, author of Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana and co-founder with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM).  The panel will also include Jody Belsher, the creator of the award winning documentary The Other Side of Cannabis: Negative Effects of Marijuana on Our Youth.  Belsher documents her son’s journey with marijuana addiction and features interviews with various neuro-scientists, doctors, addiction specialists and researchers. This event is sponsored by the Tamalpais Union School District and the Marin County Office of Education.



Colleges That Change Lives – Presentation Video
For those of you who could not join us for our “Colleges That Change Lives” Parent Ed presentation on October 28th, we’ve added a link to the videotape of the program here:

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Laura Kastner