Talking with Children and Teens

Attend our March Parent/Guardian Education & Workshop Event

Talking with Children and Teens - Strategies for Maximizing Effective Parenting

One of the most challenging aspects of parenting is knowing how to “reach” your child and keep the communication channels open and functional. In many families, even simple day-to-day conversations are challenging and lead to conflicts, tears and significant frustration. Whatever the cause - different agendas of parents and kids, the stress of daily life, or other child/ family factors – these negative interactions can lead to strained relationships at a time in development where effective communication between children and parents is crucial.

The good news…it can get better! With a little give and take, a lot of patience, and a mutually healthy level of respect, parents and children can learn how to develop a better “communication highway” in their home. From 7pm to 8:30pm at the Thursday, March 28th Parent/Guardian Education & Workshop Event two local parenting and teen experts, Robert Scholz, LMFT and Dr. Cara Kiff, will help you walk away with new strategies on how to better understand and communicate with your child. Whether your relationship is currently strained with your child or you’d just like to learn how to make an already good relationship better, this presentation is sure to offer you something to take and implement in your parent-child relationship.

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All parents/guardians of CVUSD students are invited to attend this FREE monthly workshop. Workshops offer support, education and a safe place to ask professionals questions.

Our March Parent/Guardian Education & Workshop Event: Talking with Children and Teens - Strategies for Maximizing Effective Parenting

Thursday, March 28th, 7-8:30pm

2801 Atlas Avenue

Thousand Oaks, CA

**NEW LOCATION: This event will be hosted in the University Center Multipurpose Room

RSVP recommended - RSVP online here

*Please note this is an adults only event, we apologize for any inconvenience

About the Presenters:

Robert Scholz, M.A. is dually licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor. Robert has served in many clinical and leadership roles over his twenty plus years working in community agencies, private practice, university mental health (Pepperdine University), forensic psychology and school-based settings. Robert, a Conejo Valley resident, regularly provides consultation and training services, locally and nationally, to community agencies, churches, schools/ universities and professional organizations across many topic areas, including: raising resilient teens, crisis intervention and postvention, effective responses to traumatic events, threat assessment/management and adolescent substance abuse.


Cara Kiff, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist serving children, adolescents, young adults, parents and families throughout Los Angeles. Dr. Kiff earned her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and then went on to earn Master in Science degrees in Quantitative and Developmental Psychology and ultimately a Doctorate in Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. After years of conducting research at the UCLA Semel Institute as the Project Director of FOCUS – Early Childhood, a federally-funded clinical trial of a preventative parenting intervention for families with preschool age children, Dr. Kiff is now devoting her full attention to private practice clients.

Conejo Valley Unified School District

The Conejo Valley Unified School District's BreakThrough Student Assistance Program in partnership with the Conejo Schools Foundation is proud to host the 2018-2019 Parent Workshop and Education Series.