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Family Leadership Summit 2020 has ended
PAUSD 2nd Annual Family Leadership Summit
February 22nd from 8:30-2 at Gunn High School

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for a session is not required, however, space is limited as sessions will be in general classrooms with seating for 25-30 participants. Feel free to move around on the day-of if rooms are full. Sessions are EACH 45 minutes, so one session per block. Please sign-up for one session per block with four total session blocks.

You will notice at the end of the title of the Session the organization the information comes from, in relation to the speakers. We hope this helps frame the session content.

TRANSLATION SERVICES: Translation will be made available in specific rooms. Any presentations in those rooms will offer Spanish and Mandarin as languages translated. We do apologize if your language is not supported, and we ask that you please let us know about this so we can do better in the future. The rooms are:
K Building Rooms - 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11
P Building Rooms - 115, 116, 231

If you have questions, please email Miguel Fittoria at mifittoria@pausd.org

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Health and Wellbeing [clear filter]
Saturday, February 22
 

10:00am PST

10 Tech Tips for Parents: Healthy, Safe, and Responsible Technology Use for the Whole Family (PAUSD)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join this session to learn about best practices for building a healthy relationship with technology for all members of your family. Lots of ideas and resources will be shared with participants. 

Speakers
avatar for Emily Garrison

Emily Garrison

Coordinator of Educational Technology & Libraries
Emily Garrison is Coordinator of Educational Technology and Libraries for the Palo Alto Unified School District. Formerly, she was Spanish teacher and Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for blended learning at Palo Alto High School. Ms. Garrison has presented internationally on... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PST
G-1

10:00am PST

Fortaleza Fuera del Salon: Criando Hijos Triunfadores (PAUSD)
Limited Capacity seats available

Tener hijos puede ser una de las experiencias más significativas de nuestras vidas. También puede ser una de las más difícil, especialmente cuando pasan la edad de niñez. Por favor acompáñanos en una discusión sobre las maneras en que podemos propugnar por el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y apoyarlos después de la última campana. Vamos a explorar cómo comunicarnos con nuestros hijos sobre temas que pueden ser incómodas o desagradables como la salud mental y aprender como utilizar los recursos a nuestra disposición para ayudar a nuestros hijos. 

Español/Spanish Solo/Only

Speakers
WA

Whitney Aquino

Wellness Outreach Worker, PAUSD
RC

Rosie Castillo Cabanas

Wellness Outreach Worker, PAUSD


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PST
K-4

10:00am PST

From Anxiety to Resiliency: Family Solutions (Acknowledge Alliance)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

What is anxiety? How is anxiety different from worries? What are the signs that a child's anxiety requires a higher level of care? For the child with anxiety, it not only affects the child, it impacts the whole family. The good news is - anxiety is definitely something a child can OUT LEARN - This presentation is full of practical solutions parents can utilize to help their child overcome anxiety, increase their child's resiliency and ultimately raise their self confidence. 

Speakers
DU

Denise Uhl

MAFT, PPS & School Counselor


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PST
P-115

10:00am PST

Normal Sucks: Breakout Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Follow-up discussion to the keynote address by author Jonathan Mooney

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Mooney

Jonathan Mooney

Author of Normal Sucks
Jonathan is a widely sought after speaker whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, HBO, NPR, ABC News, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe.He lives in Los Angeles and is highly active in the... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PST
S-102

10:00am PST

What is Social Thinking? See Behavior Through a Different Lens (Social Thinking)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This presentation is designed to teach parents and professionals about frameworks, concepts, and strategies so that they better understand the social learning experience and what it looks like across the day. Attendees will gain new insights into how to think about social behavior as they explore a variety of tools and strategies to help their students observe, interpret, problem-solve, and respond to social information. 

Speakers
avatar for Allison King M.S.

Allison King M.S.

Clinical Director at Social Thinking Stevens Creek
Allison received a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Anthropology, and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Arizona. During her time at Social Thinking Stevens Creek, Allison has helped to expand programs for young adults and assisted in the... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PST
P-233

11:00am PST

It's Not Too Early: Teaching Children of All Ages about Consent and Boundaries (Stanford)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This course will focus on how to teach children, from age 0 and beyond, about affirmative consent, boundaries in close relationships, and respect for one's own and others' bodies. We will reflect on what makes this topic difficult for parents, will discuss tips for talking about and modeling consensual relationships, and will review noms of sexual interest and exploration in young children. Parents will come away with specific strategies and talking tips to use at home.

Speakers
avatar for Helen W. Wilson, PhD

Helen W. Wilson, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University
Dr. Wilson is a clinical psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University. She is Director of the Stanford Confidential Support Team, a program for students impacted by sexual and relationship violence, and has expertise in prevention and intervention related to... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am PST
P-115

11:00am PST

Pressure-Proof Kids: 4 Parenting Pillars to Raise Happy, Successful Kids in a High Pressure World (The Connected Family)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn brain science, child development, client success stories and Kiran’s 4-Pillar True CARE Method to help you parent all ages with more connection, joy and confidence while reducing stress, conflict and worry in all family relationships.


Speakers
avatar for Kiran Gaind

Kiran Gaind

Founder of Pressure-Proof Kids and The Connected Family
Kiran Gaind is a certified life, leadership and parent coach. She is a graduate of Cornell University and a former high school educator and high school redesigner with experience working on successful school turnarounds supported by Stanford and the Gates Foundation. She is raising... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am PST
P-116

12:15pm PST

Complex but not Complicated: Beyond the Binaries of Gender and Sexuality (Stanford)
Limited Capacity seats available

We will talk about basic principles related to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression and how this relates to the lives of young people and identity development.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Schneider, LCSW

Deb Schneider, LCSW

Program Manager, Weiland Health Initiative Stanford
Deb Schneider, LCSW (she/her/they/them) is a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years experience working with high school and college students. She is engaged in and committed to a kind of radical social work that strives to create space for all voices and experiences, particularly... Read More →
avatar for Marissa Floro, PhD

Marissa Floro, PhD

Program Manager, Weiland Health Initiative Stanford
Marissa Floro, PhD (she/her) is a clinical psychologist at Stanford University, with a flair for graphic design. She uses her creativity, wit and expertise in working across the intersections of identity and experience to deliver respectful and collaborative clinical services to students... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 12:15pm - 1:00pm PST
G-6

12:15pm PST

Pressure-Proof Kids: 4 Parenting Pillars to Raise Happy, Successful Kids in a High Pressure World (The Connected Family)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn brain science, child development, client success stories and Kiran’s 4-Pillar True CARE Method to help you parent all ages with more connection, joy and confidence while reducing stress, conflict and worry in all family relationships.


Speakers
avatar for Kiran Gaind

Kiran Gaind

Founder of Pressure-Proof Kids and The Connected Family
Kiran Gaind is a certified life, leadership and parent coach. She is a graduate of Cornell University and a former high school educator and high school redesigner with experience working on successful school turnarounds supported by Stanford and the Gates Foundation. She is raising... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 12:15pm - 1:00pm PST
P-116

12:15pm PST

School Gardens and Student Well-being (PTAC)
Limited Capacity seats available

Gardens benefit the whole child: mental health and SEL; physical fitness; and academics (science, math, social studies and nutrition). In PAUSD, garden clubs and curriculum are taught by a combination of parents, teachers, and non-profit organizations. Join us as we discuss the role of gardens in PAUSD and other Bay Area schools, as well as tips on how to incorporate garden education into students' lives outside the classroom.

Speakers
JL

Joslyn Leve

PTAC Environmental Action Chair
JF

Jessica Ferrell

PTA Health and Wellness at Fletcher
avatar for Sarah Cornwell

Sarah Cornwell

Executive Director of Gamble Garden
Sarah Cornwell, her husband Trevor, and their daughter Maggie moved to Palo Alto in 2009 from Washington, DC. Maggie attends JLS and is a graduate of El Carmelo Elementary.Sarah is originally from Ashland, Kentucky. She has a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and an M.S. from George... Read More →
MH

Margot Harrigan

Executive Director of Living Classroom


Saturday February 22, 2020 12:15pm - 1:00pm PST
G-7

1:15pm PST

Coaching Our Kids Toward Behavior Change (Omni Wellness)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Our concerns as parents are wide ranging - from vaping to mindless screen time to social media influences. Research suggests that skills such as ‘motivational interviewing’ are even more effective than educating our kids about the health detriments of unsafe lifestyle choices. Join this interactive workshop and learn some tips on how to steer and cheer from the sidelines, so that we do not have to holler and hover from above!

Speakers
avatar for Sumita Vasudeva

Sumita Vasudeva

Founder of Omni Wellness
Sumita Vasudeva is a Clinical Ayurveda Specialist and Yoga Teacher. Her recent Health4All Fellowship in Preventive Medicine at Stanford Medical University has allowed her to expand her services from ‘consulting and educating about wellness’ to also ‘coaching behavior change... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm PST
P-231

1:15pm PST

Complex but not Complicated: Beyond the Binaries of Gender and Sexuality (Stanford)
Limited Capacity seats available

We will talk about basic principles related to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression and how this relates to the lives of young people and identity development.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Schneider, LCSW

Deb Schneider, LCSW

Program Manager, Weiland Health Initiative Stanford
Deb Schneider, LCSW (she/her/they/them) is a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years experience working with high school and college students. She is engaged in and committed to a kind of radical social work that strives to create space for all voices and experiences, particularly... Read More →
avatar for Marissa Floro, PhD

Marissa Floro, PhD

Program Manager, Weiland Health Initiative Stanford
Marissa Floro, PhD (she/her) is a clinical psychologist at Stanford University, with a flair for graphic design. She uses her creativity, wit and expertise in working across the intersections of identity and experience to deliver respectful and collaborative clinical services to students... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm PST
G-6

1:15pm PST

It's Not Too Early: Teaching Children of All Ages about Consent and Boundaries (Stanford)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This course will focus on how to teach children, from age 0 and beyond, about affirmative consent, boundaries in close relationships, and respect for one's own and others' bodies. We will reflect on what makes this topic difficult for parents, will discuss tips for talking about and modeling consensual relationships, and will review noms of sexual interest and exploration in young children. Parents will come away with specific strategies and talking tips to use at home.

Speakers
avatar for Helen W. Wilson, PhD

Helen W. Wilson, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Stanford University
Dr. Wilson is a clinical psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University. She is Director of the Stanford Confidential Support Team, a program for students impacted by sexual and relationship violence, and has expertise in prevention and intervention related to... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm PST
K-12

1:15pm PST

Optimal Nutrition - Controversy vs. Consensus (Stanford)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The impression coming from the media is that nutrition topics are extremely controversial - Omega-3 fats, gluten, Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat, how much protein, ketogenic vs. vegan. Professor Christopher Gardner has been a researcher in the field of nutrition for the past 30 years, and has served on committees from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association that develop dietary guidelines, and he concludes that there is far more agreement than disagreement. Join him for an engaging blend of science and humor and an interactive discussion of the consensus and controversies of nutrition.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Gardner, PhD

Christopher Gardner, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Christopher Gardner has a PhD in Nutrition Science from UC Berkeley, and is the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He has spent the last 30 years studying what to eat and what to avoid to maximize health, as well as studying different motivators of successful... Read More →


Saturday February 22, 2020 1:15pm - 2:00pm PST
P-115