Pearl River School District's Parent University Program

Parent University is a program sponsored by the Pearl River School District Adult Enrichment Program. 
All Parent University sessions are free of charge and open to all parents everywhere.  No registration required. 
For additional information, call 620-3921

2018-19 Workshops

Completed Workshops:

Tuesday, May 14, 2019  7:00 PM (postponed from 4/30/19)
Mental Health and Wellness 101
Pearl River School District Administration Building - Board Room
Presented by Wendy Blanchard, M.S., CHHC, CPS
Mental Health and Wellness 101 provides participants with a basic knowledge of mental health, wellness and recovery in an effort to reduce stigma. The training presents mental health as a continuum of wellness and an integral part of our overall health, encourages treatment seeking behavior and self-care to manage stress.  Mental Health and Wellness 101 is for everyone – parents and guardians, educators, school staff and administrators, and community partners. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018  7:00 PM
What You Don't Know About Your Child's Social Networking
Pearl River School District Administration Building - Board Room
Presented by Orangetown Police Officer Brandon Myers
Come and learn the facts, danger and precautions regarding some of the popular  website and apps that your children may be using such as Snapchat, Instagram and other popular apps.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018  7:00 PM
Special Education Student Transition to College
Pearl River School District Administration Building - Board Room
Presented by James Calisi, School Psychologist, Pearl River School District and Dr. Richard Heath, Professor of Pyschology, Director of Pathways Program, Saint Thomas Aquinas College
This presentation is a guide for parents and students in grades 10-12 on college-related issues specific to special education students, including:
-  IEPS and Section 504 Plans: What happens in college?
-  Levels of service available at colleges and universities
-  Programs
-  College accommodations

Wednesday, October 3, 2018  7:00 PM
Dangers in Disguise - Know the Signs of Teenage Substance Abuse
Presented by  Rockland Council on Alcoholism & Other Drug Dependence Inc. (RCADD) and Norma Canals, LMSW - School Social Worker, Pearl River School District
As caring adults we might have teens in our life that we care about and want to protect  from all types of dangers.  Would you know the signs or clues to look for that might indicate your teen is using or abusing alcohol or other drugs?
Take a look at this teen’s room. It appears to look like an ordinary room right? · Posters on the wall · Sports duffle bag on the floor · A throw rug · Different types of containers and bottles · Books on a rack · Chair in the corner · Some items on top of the bed.  In reality it’s not an ordinary teen bedroom. There are signs of trouble disguised right before your eyes!  Trained professionals will recreate a teen’s bedroom.  Parents, guardians, grandparents, caretakers and other caring adults will learn how to identify signs and symbols in a teen’s room that might indicate they are in trouble with alcohol, and/or drugs and other risky behaviors.