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Family Education Webinars

The San Mateo Union High School District and all of its schools host numerous family education events throughout the year. From college planning to teenage mental health, from how to help your teen navigate their four years of high school to how to address substance abuse, we have family education events on important relevant teen topics. And very importantly, they are often free to very low cost.

We hope you join us for as many of these family events as possible.

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Upcoming / Recorded Events


Basics of Special Needs Planning: Estate Planning, Trusts and ABLE Accounts

  • Thursday, August 29, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Ellen Cookman, Attorney, Founder of Cookman Law
  • Register
  • Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. 

Join attorney Ellen Cookman, founder of Cookman Law, for a lively and informative presentation on the basics of special needs trusts, ABLE accounts, and estate planning.

The free Neurodiversity Speaker Series is presented by The Parent Venture, Children’s Health Council, Compass High School, REEL2e, and The RILEY Project, with major funding from the Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA).

For more information, please visit, or contact Charlene Margot, CEO, The Parent Venture, at

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The Many Lives of Mama Love (Oprah Book Club Selection)

  • Thursday, September 19, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Lara Love Hardin, Author, Founder, True Literary, Co-Founder, The Gemma Project

How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World 

  • Tuesday, October 29
  • Speaker: Scott Shigeoka, TED talk speaker and bestselling author of SEEK: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World 

THE TEEN BRAIN - Short Film & Conversation with Tiffany Shlain

  • Tuesday, November 6, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker/Director, MindUp, The Goldie Hawn Foundation, Executive Producer

Fostering Mathematical Brilliance in All Students

  • Wednesday, November 13
  • Speaker: Christa Jackson, PhD, Professor of Mathematics, Science and STEM Education, St. Louis University

Event Recordings

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Recent recordings include:

Parent Education Series Video Library

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Parent Support Groups

Children's Health Council Presents Parent Support Groups
The Children's Health Council provides life changing services for learning differences and mental health for children, teens and young adults.
Learn more about their Parent Support Groups, which include: 
  • Learning Differences Parent Support Group 
  • Anxiety Parent Support Group 
  • ADHD Parent Support Group