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  • Cyber Safety for Parents | Parent University 2022  



    Fall 2022 


    Tuesday, 10/25
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Cyber Safety for Parents
    Middle and High School
    Presented by Sojourner House

    This presentation will outline various cyber safety practices, how to talk to your child about social media usage, and offer resources for parents and families about media and cyber security.


    Tuesday, 11/1
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    School Meals and Student Engagement with Sodexo
    Middle & High Schools
    Presented by Sodexo

    Learn about FREE school meals and student engagement through the Sodexo Providence Child Nutrition Program.

    Thursday, 11/3
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Identifying and Responding to Bullying
    All Grade Levels
    Presented by Day One RI  

    This program identifies the different types of bullying, including cyber, and how professionals can best respond. It also includes different resources that community members and professionals can use if they witness or hear about bullying.

    Monday, 11/14
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Discover the Power of Play
    Early Childhood
    Presented by Playworks

    Find out how play can unlock kids’ academic, social, emotional, and physical potential! We will share ways that you can promote positive play for your kids, as well as how Playworks supports safe, healthy, and positive play at Providence schools.

    Thursday, 11/17
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Depression and Anxiety in Teens
    Middle & High School
    Presented by Dr. Burke

    How can these be managed at home? What should we consider when asking for help?

    Tuesday, 11/29
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Behavioral/Mental Health, Social Emotional Learning, Workforce Development and Training and Related Certification
    Early Childhood
    Presented by Bradley Hospital, Center for Evidence Based Practice

    A presentation introducing strategies to support young children’s emotional and behavioral regulation.

    Wednesday, 11/30
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    The Promise Program: Free College Tuition and The CCRI Admission Process
    High School
    Presented by Community College of RI

    How to navigate the admissions process with your student. This workshop is geared toward 10, 11, and 12th grade families and will cover:

    1. How to qualify for free tuition through the Promise Program
    2. How to complete the CCRI admissions application
    3. How to complete the FAFSA and apply for other financial aid opportunities
    4. How to leverage free Early College programs to increase your students’ college readiness skills.


    Thursday, 12/1
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Being an Active Adult Ally to Prevent Teen Dating Violence
    Middle & High School
    Presented by Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence


    Over 1 in 7 Rhode Island high school students report experiencing dating violence. Join this session to learn more about the issue, how it connects to other risk behaviors, we want to reduce among our young people, and explore ways you can actively promote safety and wellbeing for your child and the broader community.

    Thursday, 12/7
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Eat Well, Spend Less
    Presented by URI SNAP-Ed

    Join us for an informative workshop on how to prepare easy and low-cost meals on a budget for the entire family including learning more about how to meal plan using the MyPlate food groups.

    Tuesday, 12/13
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    My child is a Multilingual Learner. How can I support them?
    All Grade Levels
    Presented by Providence Public Schools Office of Multilingual Learners

    In this session, families of Multilingual Learners will have the opportunity to learn more about our MLL programs and walk away with answers to the following questions:

    • Why is my child a Multilingual Learner (MLL)?
    • What MLL programs does Providence offer?
    • What are the rights of Multilingual Learners & families of MLLs?
    • What is the ACCESS test?
    • How can I support my child with their academic and linguistic goals?