Parent Education and Support Workshops
Please note that all our in-person playgroups and workshops have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
If you have any questions, please call 262-376-7774.
Although we can’t get together for workshops, our Parents As Teachers staff has developed mini-Let’s Play
to Learn sessions and fun ideas you can do at home with your kid(s). Visit our new PAT Corner to check it out. We’re also
offering the following virtual workshop:
Transitioning to Fall during the Pandemic
Thursday, August 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (via Zoom). FREE
Jennifer Strom, MA, LPC, will lead an open discussion on preparing for and managing these unprecedented times.
Participants will learn:
• About current research and ideas regarding safety for you and your children.
• Ways to manage the changing world both in-person and virtually.
• How to call on your inner resilience and courage to help accept the present.
• How to intentionally make the most of the current situation for you and your children.
Jennifer Strom is the Assistant Clinical Director at North Shore Center, LLC. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families by creating a safe context from which change can occur. Jenny is devoted to helping clients navigate their way through difficult life issues, whatever those may be, in order to heal. She has worked with clients to make positive and long-lasting changes when dealing with a range of issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, alcohol and other drug addictions, sexual abuse, self-harming behavior, family violence/conflict, and grief and loss. She also enjoys running a variety of therapy groups.
The Coronavirus and its Emotional Impact: Using Positive Psychology to Foster Resilience
This workshop already took place via Zoom on June 24. To view a video of it, click here.
Dr. Michael Mazius, Ph.D., will discuss preliminary research on the Coronavirus’ impact on our and our children’s mental health and the important role of positive psychology practices in the days (and months) ahead. Join us for a conversation regarding these new, strange, and challenging times. Dr. Michael A. Mazius is the Director of North Shore Center, LLC. He specializes in the treatment of children with Attention Deficit Disorder, Academic Underachievement Syndrome, and stress and mood disorders. He also provides marital and family therapy. He is active in working with school systems providing teacher consultation and is active in the North Shore and Waukesha communities, speaking to parents on a wide variety of topics pertaining to child development, parent-child attachment, and neuroscience-informed parenting. Dr. Mazius is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychology at UW-Milwaukee.