community events of interest

  • Peninsula Temple Sholom’s “Let’s Talk Mental Health Series”

    Sunday, October 24   |   3 - 4:30 p.m.

    Via Zoom

    Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS) in Redwood City will present a program for adolescents, young adults and their families

    Sarah Burdge, PhD, ACS Clinical Director, will discuss the social and emotional needs of this age group and the clinical services that support their health and well-being.


    • The isolation, fear, anxiety and depression brought on by the pandemic
    • Services designed for youth struggling with substance abuse
    • Psychological, emotional and social challenges facing LGBTQ

     Download the flyer.

    San Mateo County Office of Education Presents Social-Emotional Learning Parent Nights
    Strong social and emotional development can lead to better outcomes later in life. Learn how you can help your child learn valuable social and emotional skills at two virtual parent nights hosted by Sam Drazin, founder and CEO of Changing
    Perspectives. Sam will explain what social-emotional learning (SEL) is and how to incorporate it at home. As an educator and someone with a disability, Sam is uniquely qualified to share resources on building empathy, inclusion, and kindness.
    What is social-emotional learning?
    Tuesday, November 9, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
    Have you heard of the term social-emotional learning (SEL)? In recent months SEL has become a buzz word among educators and parents. Join us for an informative parent workshop to learn more about what SEL is. During this virtual session Sam Drazin (Executive Director of Changing Perspectives) will unpack SEL into five core competencies.
    A Parent's Guide to SEL
    Wednesday, November 17, 5:30 - 7 p.m. 
    Looking for specific strategies on how you can support the social-emotional well being of your students at home? This parent workshop facilitated by Sam Drazin (Executive Director of Changing Perspectives) will share with parents a variety of strategies as well as a bank of valuable resources to access additional information in terms of how parents and caregivers can support SEL at home in intentional ways.