Parent Trainings & Webinars

January 2020

JANUARY HAS SOME GREAT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. CHECK THEM OUT! MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

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January Parent Trainings & Webinars

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

“Scared Safe:” Parents and Families Preventing School Violence


This conversational training targets parents, family members, and loved ones with students in K-12 schools to empower them in their ability to help in the mission to prevent targeted school violence. This raw and eye opening training addresses those factors about which parents must be aware that may signal a child is at risk for engaging in violence. Strategies as to how to have those challenging conversations with our children will be explored. Parents will be confronted with the pitfalls of overvaluation and labeling our youth as “special” to prevent the fostering of unhealthy esteem and narcissism that contributes to poor coping skills, entitlement, bullying, and in extreme cases, violence. Moreover, the training aims to dispel myths about what contributes to school violence and the hysteria of these incredibly rare events being perceived as an epidemic. Parents and families will leave feeling more equipped to engage threat assessment and violence prevention strategies in the home, the Mecca of first line defense for prevention.


Session ID# 58852

Webinar ID# 60041


Thursday, January 16, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

In Depth with STAAR Accommodations


Come go in-depth with the accommodations that are approved for use on the STAAR test for ALL students. We will work through some of the accommodations and show examples of them in action.


Session ID# 58853

Webinar ID# 59726


Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Bully Prevention: Tips for Parents


This training will help parents to learn the characteristics of someone being bullied and how to recognize signs of children who bully. Participants will be provided with resources on how to assess if an incident is a “bully” incident or a peer conflict. Senate Bill 179 (David’s Law) will be reviewed and discussed during this training. Parents will leave with tips on how to empower their children to solve their own problems and learn ways to respond to bullying situations, using research-based interventions and techniques that will help students understand the importance of empathy, to help create a more positive culture and stop bullying.


Session ID# 58855

Webinar ID# 59727


Thursday, January 23, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--2:30 p.m.

Autism 101


This training provides parents an overview of specific instructional and visual strategies that directly impact their child’s academic and behavioral success. With a clearer understanding of the characteristics of autism, parents will explore new possibilities to support their child with autism. Parents will have the opportunity to develop materials for implementation with their child.


Session ID# 58856

Webinar ID# 59730


Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--3:00 p.m.

Love & Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!

(1 Hour Lunch Break Provided)


Would you like to put an end to temper tantrums, whining, potty training and mealtime battles... and have a great time doing it? Discover how parenting toddlers can be a joy with Love and Logic’s easy to implement techniques.


**This training is specifically geared toward families with children ages birth through age six.


Session ID# 58857


Friday, January 31, 2020, 9:00 a.m.--10:30 a.m.

Drugs, Dares and Dangerous Teen Trends


The training will inform parents about the dangers associated with various online activities such gaming and apps, as well as vaping, alcohol, prescription drug abuse, and other over the counter substances that are being abused by our youth.


10:30 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Understanding & Communicating with Your Adolescent


This training is targeted to parents and will provide an understanding of the different aspects of adolescent development that are typical versus potential red flags for issues that can arise, including substance abuse issues or mental health issues. Communication tips will

also be provided.


Session ID# 59696

Webinar ID# 60042

Registration Instructions

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Instrucciones De Registro

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Webinar Participation

Participating via webinar?

After you register with the webinar session ID# and complete the registration process, you will receive a confirmation email that contains the webinar link and the link to download the handouts/materials.


If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your junk/spam folder.


There is always an ESC-20 staff member on the other end of the webinar. Utilize the chat box to ask any questions for the presenter or if you are experiencing any technical difficulties.

The web manager will do a roll call and ask for your name if it is not clear when you log in. Please respond as we check off your name on the sign-in so you get credit for your attendance.


Have questions? Please contact Kimberly via email or (210)370-5431.

Parent Training Webinar Handouts

Handouts and resources from all the 2019-2020 parent training webinars are located HERE.


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Parent Training or Webinar Certificate

Click HERE for steps to access your ESC-20 Parent Training or Webinar Certificate. Certificates will be available 2-3 days after the training or webinar.

Certificado de capacitación para padres o seminario web

Haga clic aquí para ver los pasos para acceder a su certificado de capacitación para padres o seminario web ESC-20. Los certificados estarán disponibles 2-3 días después de la capacitación o seminario web.

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Consultant, Family Engagement-- Education Service Center, Region 20

Kimberly has worked in the field of special education for 19 years. She has been on staff at ESC-20 for 10 years. She spent 7 years as a special education curriculum specialist and is currently the Family Engagement Consultant.


Kimberly has become quite passionate about empowering families to be more involved in their child's education and future as well as challenging and supporting schools to increase their efforts to involve families in their child's educational journey and focus on Family Engagement as an instructional tool that improves student's academic outcomes.


Kimberly enjoys living out in the country with her husband, Tyson and two daughters, Lynette & Lucy Sue.