Parent Education and Support Workshops

Please note that many of our in-person playgroups and workshops have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please call 262-376-7774.


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.

Teen Substance Use: E-Cigarettes, Alcohol and Marijuana Demystified

Thursday, November 5, 6:00 – 7:30 pm (via Zoom). FREE

Sammi Schams, LPC, SAC, will discuss the importance of monitoring adolescents’ and young adults’ substance use. She will discuss E-Cigarettes, concerns with alcohol and marijuana use, warning signs, and protective factors. She will also provide suggestions for parents/caregivers. Sammi is a psychotherapist at North Shore Center, LLC. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults struggling with substance use concerns and stress and mood disorders.

Did you miss one of our previous virtual programs? Descriptions and links to videos are below. 

Mindfulness made Real & Simple

This workshop took place via Zoom on October 20. To view a video of it, click here.

Learn seven ways to promote mind-body and good brain health. This presentation is for you if you want to:

  • Connect to the present
  • Reduce stress, anxiety, and the intensity of your negative emotions
  • Feel more grounded
  • Let go of what you can’t control
  • Improve sleep
  • Reduce likelihood of conditions related to heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes
  • Live a longer more connected life!

Presented by Jennifer Strom, MA, LPC , Assistant Clinical Director at North Shore Center, LLC.

Transitioning to Fall during the Pandemic

This workshop took place via Zoom on August 20. To view a video of it, click here.

Jennifer Strom, MA, LPC, Assistant Clinical Director at North Shore Center, LLC, 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.

The Coronavirus and its Emotional Impact: Using Positive Psychology to Foster Resilience

This workshop 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.


Interested in Attending?

Please call 262-376-7774 or email to register or for more information.

Thanks to the generous support of Ozaukee Family Services Donors and United Way of Northern Ozaukee, we offer all of our classes FREE OF CHARGE!

Thanks to the generosity of QuestionPro and its online survey platform, we are able to measure the outcomes of our programs and make ongoing improvements to better serve our community.