Center for Parents and Teachers, Inc.
Announcement to all Parents and Community Members about Free Program on Oct 30:
Families for Depression Awareness, a national nonprofit organization, is hosting a free, 1-hour Teen Depression webinar on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 PM ET / 4:00 PM PT. Designed for parents, teachers, and other caring adults who work with youth, the webinar covers how to recognize the signs of depression in teens; how to talk to teens about depression; how to get help for a struggling teen; and how to address difficulties, such as refusal of help. Presenting this webinar will be an expert on the topic, Dr. Nancy Rappaport, Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her most recent book is The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students.
Watch the webinar live to submit questions to Dr. Rappaport. Those who complete the online evaluation form after the webinar will receive a free set of Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guides for Parents and Teens, available in English and Spanish, from Families for Depression Awareness. Register for this free Teen Depression webinar at www.familyaware.org/trainings. (Busy at that time? Don't worry! After the webinar, all people who have registered will receive a link to the recorded presentation, so they can listen at their convenience.) Families for Depression Awareness is online at www.familyaware.org.
The Center for Parents and Teachers (CPT) serves the entire community, supporting families and teachers in what CPT believes are the most important jobs in the world: raising and educating children.
The mission of CPT focuses on:
- Providing programming that will increase parent effectiveness through high quality, low cost workshops and forums;
- Enhancing preschool and elementary education through professional development workshops, educational resources and classroom materials;
- Working in partnership with community associations to support the best possible community- wide environment for the healthy growth of children and families.
Our strongly held belief
We believe that our programming, both for parents and teachers, serves to elevate the entire community.
When compassion and civility are increased and practiced in the home and the classroom, children learn a better way of relating and bring these practices into the larger world around them.
When parenting programs are regularly provided in the community that offer skill building and strategies researched and proven to be effective, the incidence of students engaging in risky behaviors is significantly reduced.