Free family engagement webinar series

Partnership Carson City is teaming up with Carson High School, presenting a free family engagement webinar series to help promote health and wellness for youth and adults alike.

This ongoing series starts May 7 through June 3 with all programs held at 6 p.m. via Zoom conference call. The topics are designed to help promote health and wellness for youth and adults focusing on coping skills, empowering families, relationships and the tools that Partnership Carson City offers moving into summer.

“It is so exciting to gather different speakers with an array of backgrounds,” said Samantha Szoyka, youth program coordinator for PCC. “Having this many topics and being able to provide our community with the tools and resources they need to get them through this time has been the most rewarding feeling in putting the program together.”

Szoyka and Erin Been, a freshman health teacher for CHS, are hosting alongside the individual presenters.

  • May 7, Bridget Gordon, CHS counselor, discusses how to take care of yourself during isolation. She will provide tips and ideas of how to stay healthy.
  • May 14, CHS school social workers and school mental health workers will share strength-based coping strategies to help manage thoughts, emotions, sensations and behaviors surfacing in response to stressors.
  • May 21, Leticia Servin, Para Pro Bilingual Parent Engagement Coordinator for Carson City High, will speak on how to empower families while social distancing.
  • May 28, advocates from End Domestic Violence, will provide tools on maintaining a healthy relationship with friends and family even through distance.
  • June 2, PCC covers resources offered moving away from the school year and into the summer months.

This series was supported in whole or part by the Department of Public and Behavioral Health Substance Abuse Primary Prevention Grant Funds. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Public and Behavioral Health.

Instructions for joining the Zoom sessions are available below. The presentations will also be recorded and available online afterward.

Be sure to connect with Partnership Carson City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as on YouTube for more educational and health-based webinars.

To join the online Zoom meeting, CLICK HERE. Or read below for more information.

Zoom is a web-based online meeting platform that offers flexibility for you to call you’re your computer or phone or both.

Please follow these steps to join the meeting.

STEP 1:

Click the URL website link provided to connect to the meeting.

Here it is again:  CLICK HERE

You may need to download the Zoom software — easier than it sounds; you’ll be prompted with instructions to follow. It’s recommended you test your system by clicking on the link in advance of the meeting to ensure your system is up-to-date.

STEP 2:

You’ll be asked if you’re joining by computer audio or phone. Most likely you will need to join by phone (it’s listed on the top of the box), unless your computer has audio or you are using a tablet (like an iPad).

  • If you click computer, it will give you instructions to test your speakers.
  • If you select phone, the phone number option and meeting ID will appear on your screen. Just dial the number and when prompted, enter the meeting ID and follow the prompts.

There are several numbers provided and are designed to serve as a back-up, but each will connect to the same meeting (they are offered due to high call volumes).

STEP 3:

If you’re joining before the meeting starts, you’ll see the main screen.

STEP 4:

We recommend that if needed, you turn off the video of yourself and mute yourself unless conversation or interaction is desired.

If you need technical assistance, text Partnership’s Samantha Szoyka at (775) 291-6715 – and she’ll call you to discuss.

Recorded Sessions

Visit our YouTube channel by clicking here (external link) to access all of our family engagement webinars.

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