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    Past Events 

    Being Adept

    Date: Tuesday, March 19th from 6 to 7:30 pm

    Location: Del Mar Middle School

    The mission of Being Adept is to prevent alcohol and drug abuse among adolescents through a research- and science-based curriculum that empowers youth and their parents to make informed, healthy choices.  Before parents’ voices become marginalized by their children’s ever-present world of text messaging and social media, Being Adept helps parents build a foundation for communication.  Topics to be covered include:

    * How to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol;

    * How to talk about your own use;

    * National and local statistics; and 

    * An understanding of the drugs of choice in our own community.


    Tech Talks

    Date: Wednesday, April 24th from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Location:  Bel Aire Library

    Does managing your child's screen time and technology have you feeling anxious, stressed out, or full of guilt? Has this issue become a power struggle in your house? You are not alone! Navigating this digital world is overwhelming and confusing.

    Please join fellow parent, founder of TechTalks, and former first lady of San Francisco, Liz Farrell, in an interactive discussion on everything tech. The evening will focus on tips, strategies, and best practices for managing the challenges of today's digital world.

    I'm Not a Racist...Am I?
    Date: Thursday, February 28th
    Location:  Mill Valley Community Center
    Please join us for a screening and discussion of the new documentary I’m Not Racist... Am I? 
    5:30- BBQ food truck 
    6:30 - Movie Screening 
    8:00 - Discussion 


    Attention and Focus Matter for Learning and Well-Being

    Date:      Tuesday, February 4th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Location: The Gallery at The Cove School, Corte Madera

    When deadlines loom, we are grateful for our ability to focus on task completion.  Conversely, most of us do not value time spent reflecting or day dreaming.  These priorities should be reconsidered since neuroscientists have come to understand that there are in fact two kinds of attention in the brain, both of equal importance for personal and academic success.  Please join Kelly Kent of adaptED as she discusses attention and the impact of modern technology on whole child development.   


    Protecting our Youth against Substance Abuse

    Date:          Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30pm 

    Location:     Del Mar School - GYM

    As a parent, you have a major impact on your child’s decision not to use drugs. Most likely, children in grade school have not begun to use any substances. That is why grade school is a good time to start talking about the dangers of drug use. Prepare your child for a time when drugs may be offered.

    Children who learn about the risks of drugs at home are less likely to use drugs than those who don't. Protecting our youth against substance abuse is a public health priority in Marin County. Dr Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer, will discuss emerging concerns in vaping, cannabis and opioid use. Calling on clinical and research experience, and as a Marin parent, he will share the latest data on local trends and discuss steps that schools, parents, healthcare providers, and policy makers can take to protect our children.

    Social Learning and Emotional Relevance in K-8
    Date:              Tuesday, November 6th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Location:         Neil Cummins Elementary School Gym
    Join AdaptED as they present the science and strategies for helping children handle  stress, manage emotions, learn empathy, and build connections with others. As peer and mentor relationships are more prevalent in adolescence than in any other developmental period, we’ll discuss how strong interpersonal connections can lead to increased child engagement inside and outside of the classroom. 


    Plasticity and the Growth-Oriented Mindset 
    Kelly Kent, Ph.D, adaptED Consultants
    Date:           Tuesday, October 16th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    Location:      The Cove School Gallery330 Golden Hind Psge, Corte Madera
    The root of all learning comes from changes between neurons (at the synapse). Scientists call these changes neuroplasticity. Understanding the brain's adaptability can inform our everyday experiences and generate motivation and passion about learning, even in our children's most difficult subject areas. Let’s discuss the role we as parents can play in promoting challenge, failure, and appropriate feedback to ensure our children have growth-oriented mindsets.