MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series 2018 2019

Announcing the 2018-2019 MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2018-2019 school year. Six nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss a wide range of topics including navigating today’s college search process and financial aid options; exploring the crucial impact of sleep on the wellness and success of children and teens; raising resilient kids in a stressful world; fostering increased well-being; engaging the power of self-compassion; and optimizing the college experience to prepare young adults for the jobs of tomorrow.

Lynn O’Shaughnessy

Finding the Right Fit College at the Right Price
September 11, 2018 7pm MVHS Spartan Theater

Rafael Pelayo, M.D.

Sleep: Crucial Key to Wellness and Success
October 23, 2018 7pm LAHS Eagle Theater

Film Screening

Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
January 15, 2019 6:30pm LAHS Eagle Theater

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.

The Myths of Happiness: The Science and Practice of Increasing Well-being
January 29, 2019 7pm MVHS Spartan Theater

Katie Hurley, L.C.S.W.

Raising Resilient Kids in a Stressful World
NEW DATE: February 13, 2019 7pm
NEW LOCATION: MVHS Spartan Theater

Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Self-compassion: The Surprising Power of Being Kind to Yourself
March 7, 2019 7 pm LAHS Eagle Theater

Jeff Selingo

There is Life After College: Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow
April 9, 2019 7pm MVHS Spartan Theater

Please check back throughout the school year for more detailed information and registration for each event. MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series events are free, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

Upcoming Events

Please check this page often. More details will be posted for each event as it approaches. For a list of previous 2018-2019 events, please go to our PAST EVENTS page.

January 15, 2019
6:30 – 8:30pm
@ Los Altos HS
Eagle Theater

Film Screening
Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54 percent of females and 46 percent of males, young and old. Through candid interviews, Angst shares the stories of kids and teens who have experienced anxiety, the impacts it has had on their lives and relationships, and how they found coping skills, solutions and hope. Join us for a community screening followed by a panel discussion in collaboration with MVLA High School District, Los Altos School District (LASD), Mountain View Whisman School District (MVWSD), and Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC).

January 29, 2019
7:00 – 9:00pm
@ Mountain View HS
Spartan Theater

Sonja Lyubomirsky
The Myths of Happiness: The Science and Practice of Increasing Well-being

Happiness not only feels good; it is good. Happy people have more stable marriages, superior health, and higher incomes. Join us as Sonja Lyubomirsky shares insights from recent research into the how of happiness and small and simple activities we can all do to help transform ourselves and others in our families into happier more flourishing people.

NEW DATE: February 13, 2019
7:00pm – 9:00pm
NEW LOCATION:
@ Mountain View HS
Spartan Theater

Katie Hurley, L.C.S.W.
Raising Resilient Kids in a Stressful World

By understanding how children internalize stress and pressure and learning how to empower kids to work through the ups and downs of childhood and adolescence, parents can raise kids who lead with confidence, compassion, and empathy. Join us as Katie Hurley helps us navigate raising healthy, resilient kids in a stressful world.