Past Events

POSTPONED - The UPSTANDERS, film documentary & discussion

Film documentary & discussion

March 25, 2020 7:00 PM
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POSTPONED - PLEASE DISREGARD THE DATE!

What’s with all the meanness online?  What’s going on?  The UPSTANDERS explores cyber-bullying, bullying among friends, families, co-workers, and the brain science behind it all.  The film highlights new laws and programs already making a difference in schools and shows us how to make a difference together to create systemic change.

The UPSTANDERS is about resilience and the power of connection to end bullying and provide resources, tools, and hope.

The UPSTANDERS is the 3rd film in the trilogy including ANGST and LIKE by IndieFlix.

For parents of K-12, and students grades 8-12

Issaquah High School, 700 2nd Ave SE Issaquah, WA 98027

Help! My Teen is Dating!

Real solutions to tough conversations

February 27, 2020 7:00 PM
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Gain essential skills and strategies for addressing awkward and yet vitally important discussions with your teen. This interactive seminar is changing the way parents and their children are approaching, discussing, and handling decision-making regarding dating, intimacy, parties, and safety. In one hour, parents will discover essential steps for helping their sons and daughters make safe choices.

After his sister was sexually assaulted in 1989, speaker Mike Domitrz, became committed to reducing sexual violence from ever happening to others. In 2002, he founded The Center for Respect and began speaking out in schools.

FOR PARENTS ONLY.

(Students at Issaquah High will attend a student assembly on Feb 25th by same speaker, Mike Domitrz titled, "SAFER Choices: Dating, Communication, Respect, and Sexual Assault Awareness”, which is more appropriately targeted to teens.)

Issaquah High School, 700 2nd Ave SE Issaquah, WA 98027

Plugged-in Parents: Keeping kids safe, happy & healthy in the digital age

February 10, 2020 7:00 PM
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by COMMON SENSE MEDIA & Jocelyn Skillman LMHC, MHP, CMHS

Even the most in-tune parents could use some extra tips for keeping up with the fast-changing media landscape. Local Issaquah mental health therapist specializing in technology fixation, and youth screen time use, Jocelyn Skillman, partners with nationally acclaimed Common Sense Media to deliver a comprehensive presentation addressing the biggest concerns parents of elementary and middle schoolers have: managing screen time, getting a cellphone, cyberbullying, social media, apps, and more.

Jocelyn leads a thought-provoking discussion to help parents determine how to use media in balance as a family, find quality content, set expectations around healthy use to prevent conflict, and raise our kids to be media savvy consumers and creators.

For PARENTS of grades K-8.

Issaquah High School, 700 2nd Ave SE Issaquah, WA 98027

Escalation Workshop, Film Documentary & Discussion

February 3, 2020 7:00 PM
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Escalation is a true story re-enacted in honor of Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old college student who lost her life to an abusive relationship. Nobody saw the signs; but shocking to learn that 1 in 3 women, 1 in 4 men, and 1 in 2 trans and non-binary people will experience relationship abuse. The One Love Foundation educates young people about healthy vs unhealthy relationships, and mobilizes them for change. ( Sponsored by Issaquah High PTSA. Public welcome. )

Issaquah High School, 700 2nd Ave SE Issaquah, WA 98027

How to Be a Culturally Competent Family in 2020

January 22, 2020 7:00 PM
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Are your kids hearing racially or culturally-charged comments on the news? Are you wondering how to empower them to be culturally competent through your own modeling and conversation? In this paradigm-shifting talk, Dr. Caprice Hollins unpacks the ways we’ve been socialized to think about differences, helps us engage in courageous conversations with one another and our children, and develop new ways of being.

Participants will increase their understanding of equity vs equality, privilege, implicit bias, and learn to effectively engage our children and work together to dismantle institutional racism.  Dr. Hollins provides the framework for developing cultural competence, for a community where everyone benefits through inclusivity and the honoring of differences.

For parents of grades K-12.

Liberty High School, Theater 16655 SE 136th Street Renton, WA 98059

How to Keep Your Teen Safe

November 7, 2019 7:00 PM
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Presented in partnership by the Issaquah School District, Swedish Medical Center, and ParentWiser of Issaquah PTSA Council

Community Informational & Forum

Forefront’s LEARN® Saves Lives Training will help provide skills and confidence to have caring conversations that are often difficult but necessary.

Developed by Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington, you will learn the five simple and effective LEARN® steps that empower individuals to help others move in the direction of hope, recovery, and survival. These steps play an important role in helping to recognize when peers, friends, and family might be having thoughts of suicide, and to know how and where to refer those individuals to keep them safe.

Safer Homes, Suicide Aware will also have a table at the event to discuss ways to create a safer home. They will have a limited number of free locking equipment for firearms and medications available.

For PARENTS/ADULTS and TEENS.

This forum is also available on Nov 7th at Issaquah High School; please register for whichever event best fits your schedule.

Issaquah High School, 700 2nd Ave SE Issaquah, WA 98027

How to Keep Your Teen Safe

October 28, 2019 7:00 PM
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Presented in partnership by the Issaquah School District, Swedish Medical Center, and ParentWiser of Issaquah PTSA Council

Community Informational & Forum

Forefront’s LEARN® Saves Lives Training will help provide skills and confidence to have caring conversations that are often difficult but necessary.

Developed by Forefront Suicide Prevention at the University of Washington, you will learn the five simple and effective LEARN® steps that empower individuals to help others move in the direction of hope, recovery, and survival. These steps play an important role in helping to recognize when peers, friends, and family might be having thoughts of suicide, and to know how and where to refer those individuals to keep them safe.

Safer Homes, Suicide Aware will also have a table at the event to discuss ways to create a safer home. They will have a limited number of free locking equipment for firearms and medications available.

For PARENTS/ADULTS and TEENS.

This forum is also available on Nov 7th at Issaquah High School; please register for whichever event best fits your schedule.

Liberty High School, Theater 16655 SE 136th Street Renton, WA 98059

Normal Sucks

How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines

October 22, 2019 7:00 PM
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Confessional and often hilarious, inspirational writer Jonathan Mooney talks about how normal sucks and different does not mean deficient — and we shouldn't be striving for, or enforcing, normalcy on anyone. With humor, knowledge and hope, he meditates on neuro-diversity, offering the radical message that we should stop trying to fix people and start empowering them to succeed.

Launching a national book tour, Jonathan shares his personal experiences as a dyslexic, ADD, and neuro-diverse student who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old. He gives hope for anyone who learns differently and emphasizes the impact of supportive teaching and parenting.

For parents of grades K-12.

Skyline High School, Theater 1122 228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA 98075

Challenge Success

Reduce Academic Stress without Sacrificing Achievement

May 7, 2019 10:00 AM
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Based on the Well-Balanced Student by CHALLENGE SUCCESS, a Stanford University think-tank of educators, psychologists and parenting professionals, speaker Mary Hofstedt, School Program Director for Challenge Success, shares research based insights on how to reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement.

When we are too focused on grades and performance, we deny our children the time and energy they need to tackle the demanding work of growing up. In this presentation, you’ll learn how you can establish a healthier home environment for your school-aged child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase your child’s resilience, creativity, and well-being.

This presentation is an interactive workshop coupled with opportunities for personal reflection, audience participation, and brief discussion. Parents leave with practical strategies for home and school.

For parents of grades K-12.

KIDSTAGE First Stage Theatre 120 Front Street North Issaquah, WA 98027

Challenge Success

Reduce Academic Stress without Sacrificing Achievement

May 6, 2019 7:00 PM
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Based on the Well-Balanced Student by CHALLENGE SUCCESS, a Stanford University think-tank of educators, psychologists and parenting professionals, speaker Mary Hofstedt, School Program Director for Challenge Success, shares research based insights on how to reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement.

When we are too focused on grades and performance, we deny our children the time and energy they need to tackle the demanding work of growing up. In this presentation, you’ll learn how you can establish a healthier home environment for your school-aged child, reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement, and increase your child’s resilience, creativity, and well-being.

This presentation is an interactive workshop coupled with opportunities for personal reflection, audience participation, and brief discussion. Parents leave with practical strategies for home and school.

For parents of grades K-12.

Skyline High School, Theater 1122 228th Ave SE Sammamish, WA 98075

Teen Vaping

The epidemic sweeping the nation?

April 25, 2019 7:00 PM
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Smoking is out, but is vaping any different?  Find out why the FDA and American Medical Association is calling vaping / juuling an “urgent public health epidemic”; explore the impact vaping has on our young people and how parents can help.

Jerry Blackburn discusses and explores with parents:

  • dramatic impact of nicotine on the brain
  • nature of vaping and associated products
  • aggressive unregulated marketing to youth
  • dangers/concerns of vaping consumption
  • how parents can reduce the risk of use for youth

Jerry Blackburn, M.ED., CDP is the Program Manager for Substance Abuse and Prevention Services with Friends of Youth, Issaquah

For PARENTS of grades 5-12

FREE Attendance

Issaquah HS Theater, 700 2nd Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027

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