List of 2 events.

  • Common Sense Teen Panel


    Why do kids love social media? How do apps like Instagram and Snapchat function in the current teen landscape?

    Teens from the Common Sense LA Council and Willows alumni currently in high school will share their experiences with social media, offering hard-earned advice on how to manage the digital landscape of middle and high school.

    March 15 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
    The Willows Community School

    Free and open to the public
    Adult Only Audience
    Recommended for parents, grandparents and/or caregivers of middle school students.

    Moderated by Sarah Bowman, Regional Director for Los Angeles, Common Sense

    The goal is to calm the fear of parents who find the changing digital landscape daunting, to strengthen the home/school connection, and to promote responsible social media use and online behavior.
  • Marc Brackett, Ph.D., and Robin Stern, Ph.D. - The Art of Understanding & Repairing Our Differences: How to Have Difficult Conversations using Emotional

    Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Director, and Robin Stern, Associate Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and
    Co-Developers of RULER, an evidence-based program designed to teach social and emotional intelligence skills.

    The Art of Understanding & Repairing Our Differences:
    How to Have Difficult Conversations using Emotional
    In this challenging time–from the personal to the political–when fear, anxiety, and feelings are running high, how do we handle difficult conversations?  How do we understand another’s perspective?  How do we communicate with our peers and conduct constructive conversations with our children?  How do we help our children hold onto role models of good behavior?

    Tuesday, April 18
    7:00 p.m.
    The Willows Community School
    8509 Higuera Street, Culver City

    Free and open to the public.  Reservations Required.

    Marc and Robin will guide us through steps and strategies for having emotionally intelligent conversations with both adults and children, offering tips for all ages and suggestions for conversation starters with children and teens.

    Learn how to
    • Use emotion skills to prepare for a difficult conversation — check in with yourself first
    • Begin the conversation with emotional intelligence — what do you say to start
    • Effectively engage in the conversation — be clear and consistent about your perspective, listen compassionately to your child’s feelings, maintain calm in delivering your message

    Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University.  Marc is the lead developer of RULER, the Center’s evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been integrated into over 1200 schools across the U.S. and in other countries. He is a recipient of the Joseph E. Zins Award for his research on social and emotional learning.  He serves on numerous research advisory boards including CASEL, the Greater Good Science Center, and the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning.

    Robin Stern, Associate Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, is a licensed psychoanalyst, educator, and author.  She is on the faculty of Teacher’s College, Columbia University.  Robin is a co-developer of RULER, and co-creator and lead facilitator for Yale’s Institutes.  In collaboration with Facebook, she created a reporting process for cyberbullying incidents and a help center for bullied children.  Robin serves on the advisory board of Crisis Text Line, I”ll Go First, and Project Rebirth, is a member of the Emotionally Intelligence Consortium, and has authored three books.

    To learn more about Marc Brackett & Robin Stern visit the
    Yale University Center for Emotional Intelligence website.
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