Parent U Weekly Newsletter

Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 18

What is Parent U?

Parent U is a community collaboration led by Asheville City Schools to assist and equip parents, schools, and community partners with resources that support student success and development. Sessions are entirely free to attend, and all are welcome. Through Parent U’s weekly newsletter, prospective participants are now encouraged to register online for various sessions. A light dinner is provided at most afternoon sessions, and childcare can be available given a three day notice.

SESSIONS FOR THE WEEK:

Pre-K: What's It All About? (ACS Preschool)

Tuesday, March 15th, 5:30-7pm

441 Haywood Road

Asheville, NC

This workshop will present information to parents/caregivers who are considering enrolling their children in a preschool program. We will explore the many benefits the preschool experience provides children prior to entering school, observe a high quality early care and educational setting, and help families learn to navigate the various child care programs, eligibility, and enrollment processes.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Teen Dating Abuse (Asheville Middle)

Tuesday, March 15th, 6-7:15pm

197 South French Broad Avenue

Asheville, NC

One in three adolescents in the US is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Most parents are unaware of how common this issue is in the lives of young people and they often do not know what signs to look for. This workshop will cover the dynamics of dating/domestic abuse, characteristics of an abusive personality, red flags to be looking for, barriers to leaving an abusive relationships, and healthy relationship qualities. Parents will also learn about Helpmate's free services and other resources related to dating violence.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Healthy Behaviors and School Readiness (Hall Fletcher)

Thursday, March 17th, 6-7:30pm

60 Ridgelawn Road

Asheville, NC

This workshop will present strategies that parents/caregivers can use to empower families in supporting their child's school readiness. Healthy eating, physical fitness, and tips for a healthy school year will be discussed. This workshop will include practical applications from research, hands-on experience, group discussions and healthy snacks. This program is funded by the

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (Central Office)

Thursday, March 17th, 8:30am-4:30pm

85 Mountain Street

Asheville, NC

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed for parents, caregivers, teachers, school staff, neighbors or any other caring citizen. It is designed to give skills to help an adolescent (13 - 18+) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or who is experiencing a mental health crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescence and teaches a 5-step action plan to help youth both in crisis and non-crisis situations.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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