Title 1 Annual Family Engagement Conference

Title 1 Family Engagement Conference

FFriday, September 28, 2018

8:00am - 2:30pm

Northside Activity Center; 7001 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78238

Space is limited. Call and register now: 210-397-8930

Creating families that are STRONG, INSPIRED, and PROUD! This conferene has:

  • Free Registration
  • Door Prizes
  • Childcare Provided
  • Translation Services Available

Conference Closing Keynote:

Picture of Lilyan Prado Carrillo sitting on the ground in white pants and a blue shirt smiling. Lilyan Prado Carrillo, Cool Speak: My Father's Daughter - 

Lilyan shares her personal story of overcoming many obstacles as a child, and using education as the vehicle to accomplishing a fulfilling life.  As an undocumented child, working since a young age, overcoming abandonment, and being surrounded by alcoholism, Lilyan’s story is one that connects with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. 

Personal anecdotes take the audience on a roller coaster of emotions, told from the perspective of a 5-year-old scared child, to an 8-year-old daughter enamored with her dad to an angry teenager, to a first generation High School and College grad and national speaker. Lilyan humbly shares her personal history in a transparent, humorous, and bold way, empowering all that listen. 

Break Out Sessions to Choose From:

Success with Children with ADHD - Anna M. Lux, MS, LPC, BCN, San Antonio Counseling:What is ADHD and is it different from ADD? Parents will learn more about ADHD/ADD and explore what some of the “red flags” to watch for as well as how it’s diagnosed.  Together we will understand how this affects a child’s   development and look at the most common forms of treatment as well as discover some parenting tips and strategies that can be used at home.

Internet SafetyAmy Briggs, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas: Internet safety is an issue that permeates many types of crimes.  Many children become victims online or are identified and groomed for victimization online.  Unfortunately, youth are unaware of the true risk of their online activity, and caregivers often feel left behind when it comes to the apps and websites their children are using.  

Helping A Victim of Childhood Trauma: Maria E. Benavidez, MS, Social Work Supervisor, The Children’s Shelter Harvey E Najim Hope Center: Trauma can affect the way a person trusts others.  As caregivers it is important to understand how trauma can cause our loved ones to be untrusting, which could cause multiple negative behaviors.  In this presentation, we will learn about how trauma can happen, how we can meet the needs of the children in our care, and how to begin reversing the effects of trauma. 

Steering Teens in Todays Society: Ryan Smith, LMFT, LPC:  As parents we want to support our children in the best way we can, but when children become teenagers it can be hard to know when to step in and when to step back. Come learn about adolescents and get a better understanding of where their development is. We will discuss tips and strategies parents can take home to help steer their teens in todays society.

Cyberbullying and David’s Law: Maurine Molak, Co-Founder, David’s Legacy, San Antonio, Texas:  Do you know the signs of cyberbullying? In this session we will discuss what cyberbullying is, how it can take place, and strategies to empower our children. We will also explore legal and legislative initiatives around cyberbullying with an emphasis on David’s Law. Come get some ideas of what you can do if your child ever experiences cyberbullying.

What You Need to Know to Help Your Child Succeed in School: Lilyan Prado, CoolSpeak:  Parents often feel as if they are not able to help their students be successful in school because of the lack of language, lack of own schooling, or lack of knowledge of how the school district functions.  Come get informed about different ways to be involved and support your students’ academic and social success, learn how to set measurable goals, and never lower the expectations of what your kids can accomplish.  Our focus will be literacy, as a base for success.