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The Parent Education Series is a leading provider of inclusive, high-quality education for parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members. Founded in 2006, our organization has reached over 150,000 attendees on critical issues—mental health, substance abuse, digital media, and more—that impact the health, safety, and well-being of children and teens. 
 
The Parent Education Series is a program of The Parent Venture, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
 

2023-24 Parent Education Series Events
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Upcoming Events: 
 
Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe
Jess Shatkin, MD, MPH, Adolescent Psychiatrist, Educator, Author of “Born to Be Wild”
 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)
 
 
In his groundbreaking, research-based book, Born to Be Wild, adolescent psychiatrist and educator Jess Shatkin, MD, MPH, sheds new light on why young people make dangerous choices--and offers solutions that work.
 
Parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.
 
This presentation is sponsored by generous donors from the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation and the San Mateo County Office of Education, in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.
 
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What Should You Know? Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation of Children
Pamela Estes, Esq., Human Trafficking Program Coordinator, San Mateo County
 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)
 
 
What should parents and community members know about domestic human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC)? Pamela Estes, Esq., is a certified human trafficking advocate and sexual assault counselor.
 
Parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.
 
This presentation is sponsored by Sequoia Union High School DistrictSequoia Healthcare District, and Peninsula Health Care District, in partnership with The Parent Venture.
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.
 
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MY BODY TO LOVE: Katie’s Story (Fostering Healthy Relationships)
Preeti Mankar Deb, Filmmaker; Ivy Chen, Sexual Health Educator; Katie Reeder, Health Connected
 
Thursday, February 29, 2024, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Virtual Event (Live)
 
 
In MY BODY TO LOVE, Emmy award-winning filmmaker Preeti Mankar Deb presents a series of short films that profile young, diverse Californians coming into their sexuality. In Katie’s Story, Preeti will be joined by Ivy Chen, sexual health educator, and Katie Reeder, health program director, Health Connected.
 
Parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.
 
 
Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, MA, Co-Founder and CEO, The Parent Venture (The Parent Education Series), at cmargot@parentventure.org.