Workshops and Conversations Supporting Mental Health

In this new speaker series, we bring together experts on a wide range of topics to share strategies for coping with stress, change, and uncertainty.

All meetings are open to the community. Each virtual meeting will be hosted via Zoom and Facebook Live. Join the mailing list to learn about series updates.


Upcoming Events


Connecting Community through Conversation: Conversations about Equity

Tuesday, January 19 @ 7 PM

Spanish Translation available!

During the conversation, Dr. Darin Earley will provide a foundational understanding for addressing the socio-cultural inequities and racial disparities in our school communities. Focusing on historical context, personal reflection and relationship building, Dr. Early will provide strategies for developing culturally competent practice and healthy interactions.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Earley, ED.D. is the Director of the Loyola Marymount University Family of Schools (FOS) and part-time professor in the LMU School of Education. With an acute focus on supporting marginalized groups in PK-16 education, Dr. Earley is a champion for racial equity and cultural diversity initiatives within the LMU School of Education, across the university, amongst partner schools, stakeholders, local businesses leaders and community non-profit agencies. Dr. Earley has piloted various innovative, equity-based efforts in support of students, teachers and other educational stakeholders.


Award-Winning Author Katie Hurley, LCSW will lead us through A Year of Positive Thinking to Achieve Our Goals

Tuesday, February 23 @ 7 PM

Spanish Translation available!

Katie will lead us through how positive thinking can navigate us through any situation and empower us to overcome anxious thought patterns and build a happier, more positive mindset

Although her book, Prioritizing Self-Care from Katie Hurley’s New Book: A Year of Positive Thinking for Teens, was written specifically for teens, Katie has adapted this information for adults as well.

Guest Speaker: Katie Hurley, LCSW, Author of A Year of Positive Thinking for Teens, No More Mean Girls, and The Happy Kid Handbook. Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Speaker. Follow her on Instagram @katiefhurley



Strategies and Tips During the College Application Process. In this webcast we’re joined by two higher learning experts, Maryan Kang and Jessica King. They share insights on the college admission process and give practical tips and key considerations as you embark on your admissions journey.


Conversations with High School Parents & Guardians. In this session, facilitated by Thirty-Third District’s Michael Morgan, we share our experiences, strategies for navigating an unusual high school experience and areas of concern.
September 25 – Strategies for Stress and Anxiety During Distance Learning
Guest Speaker: Debra Duardo, M.S.W., Ed.D., Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools
September 15 – Connecting Community Workshop: Supporting Your Child During Distance Learning
Guest Speakers: Jessica Siberling, Executive Director of Special Education and Dr. Susan Wildes, Executive Director of Educational Services of Redondo Beach Unified School District
September 10 – Virtual Programs
Learn how to create programs, find free resources, and participate in California State PTA and National PTA programs, even during a pandemic!

Questions about the series? Email us.