A free Partnership Carson City and Carson High School family engagement webinar series is offering expert guest speakers and topics ranging from handling stressors and healthy relationships during this time to summertime resources for families.
Partnership Carson City, in
collaboration with Carson High School, will run the Family Engagement Series from
May 7 through June 2 with all programs held at 6 p.m. via Zoom conference call.
The topics are designed to
help promote health and wellness for youth and adults alike focusing on coping
skills, empowering families, relationships and the tools that Partnership
Carson City offers moving into summer.
“It is so exciting to gather
different speakers with an array of backgrounds,” said Samantha Szoyka, youth
program coordinator for PCC. “Having this many topics and being able to provide
our community with the tools and resources they need to get them through this
time has been the most rewarding feeling in putting the program together.”
Szoyka and Erin Been, a
freshman health teacher for CHS, are hosting alongside the individual
• May 7, Bridget Gordon, CHS
counselor, discusses how to take care of yourself during isolation. She will
provide tips and ideas of how to stay healthy.
• May 14, CHS school social
workers and school mental health workers will share strength-based coping
strategies to help manage thoughts, emotions, sensations and behaviors surfacing
in response to stressors.
• May 21, Lupe Ramirez, Carson City School Board member and WNC coordinator of Latino outreach, will speak on how to empower families while social distancing.
• May 28, advocates from End
Domestic Violence, will provide tools on maintaining a healthy relationship
with friends and family even through distance.
• June 2, PCC covers
resources offered moving away from the school year and into the summer months.
Instructions for joining the
Zoom sessions are available at pcccarson.org. The presentations will also be
recorded and available online afterward.