Upcoming Programs

MCAS: Access and achievment for students with disabilities - Presented by the Federation for Children with Special Needs 
When: Tuesday, May 14th  from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where:  Learning Commons, Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street
Presented by:  Jessica Sales Cohen 
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Fostering Resiliency in Our Children as They Face Childhood Transitions
Presented by Rick Irving, MSW (one of CPT’s most popular presenters!)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday morning May 22, 2019 from 9:45 to 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Ripley Administration Building, 120 Meriam Road, Concord  Free and open to all interested adults, especially parents, grandparents and caregivers! 

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CIRCLE of SECURITY - Raising A Secure Child 
A Parenting Education Series for Parents of Children 0-5 yrs old
8 TUESDAYS: April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28  Facilitator:  Carolinda Sterczala, MSW, LICSW, BCN
Location: First Connections, 179 Great Road, Acton MA  Time:  11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
This free 8-part series is offered in a collaboration between the Center for Parents and Teachers and First Connections

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"They Are Not Crazy. They Are Teenagers!: Substance Use and its Impact on the Developing Brain"  
Free and open to all! 
Thursday morning May 2nd 10 -11:30 AM
Ripley Administration Building, Conference Room 4
Concord, MA
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​How to Make Devices Not Be Divisive for Our Family: Not Anti-Screen But Pro-Connection to Nature and People” 

Free and open to all

Presented by renowned educator/author Kim John Payne, M.Ed. 
Thursday evening March 14 at 7 PM

Willard Elementary School, 185 Powdermill Rd. Concord, MA
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Parenting Your Middle School Child

Moving Toward Happiness:  Guiding Your Middle School Child through Mindful Parenting
A Five Session Series for Parents of Children in Middle School (limited number of spots) runs 5 Wednesday evenings beginning February 27th, from 7 to 8:30 PM, at Concord-Carlisle High School.  
Facilitator: Kelli Kirshtein, MSW, LICSW 
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Feeling the Squeeze as part of ‘The Sandwich Generation'?  Free and open to all
Lunch time talk, Thursday March 28, 12:15 to 1:45 PM, at the Ripley Building. 
Facilitated by Kathleen Sullivan, Community Care Coordinator from Minuteman Senior Services 
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“Overcoming Stress and Anxiety in our Youth: Strategies to Support Children’s Learning and Ways to Cope”  Free Program!
Featuring Dr. Donna Pincus from the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University
Monday, April 1, 2019 from 7 - 8:30 PM
Location:  Auditorium at Concord Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street, Concord 

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What Parents Say
“Excellent, sensitive insight into individual issues each parent/family faces ……. Material was well suited to immediate and long term needs.”

“…workshop had a direct impact on my parenting..”

“The subject matter was so relevant to my life and challenges as a parent.”

“The material was clear and concise and really helpful. ….comfortable atmosphere for all and to be able to hear what other parents were experiencing.”

“..changed the way I see my child and has been much calmer and peaceful at home.”


Parents find our programs to be very helpful in offering guidance and skills on the many challenges they face. Issues such as ever-changing technology (how do I keep my child safe on social media sites?), substance use/abuse ( how do I guide my child away from smoking, alcohol and drug use?) and relationship guidance (is my child being bullied?  How can I help?)  are topics addressed through our programs.  Read the feedback, listed below, from parents who attended our programs.