MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series - 2 Screenings of movie LIKE (an IndieFlix Original Film)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:00pm and 7:30pm

LAHS Eagle Theater, 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos, CA

LIKE explores the impact of social media on our lives. Technology is a tool. It’s here to stay and social platforms are a place to connect, share and care, but what’s really happening? Are we addicted? How do we stop? Where do we start? What do we need to know?

By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives, and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together. The goal of this film is to inspire people of all ages, especially kids, to self regulate their use of technology. It’s about looking in the mirror and empowering ourselves to create balance in our lives and to learn to be there for each other.

Released this past fall, LIKE is a follow-up to Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, an IndieFlix film about teen anxiety, which was screened in January 2019 in partnership with the MVLA Unified High School District, Los Altos School District, and Mountain View Whisman School District.

Angst shines a spotlight on the alarming rise in teen anxiety and associative mental health issues for the very treatable condition that impacts 54 percent of females and 46 percent of males, with age seven being the median age of onset.

Following each screening, CHAC therapists will be available to share resources and to answer individual and small group questions.

Register for this free event at https://mvla2018-19-like.

Spanish subtitles. Please indicate on Eventbrite when registering.

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. Please visit MVLA Parent Education for more information. See the series flyer (in Spanish).

Sponsored by Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF), MVLA High School Foundation, Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF), and Los Altos-Mountain View PTA Council.

Lynn O’Shaughnessy

Finding the Right Fit College at the Right Price

September 11, 2018 7pm MVHS Spartan Theatre

Rafael Pelayo, M.D.

Sleep: Crucial Key to Wellness and Success

October 23, 2018 7pm LAHS Eagle Theater

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

November 29, 2018 7pm 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 Theatre

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 Theatre

Kid power - Skills for Lifelong Safety and Confidence

Teaches positive skills to protect children, teens, and adults of all abilities from bullying, abuse, kidnapping, and violence.

* How to Raise an Adult: Preparing Your Kid for Success

Julie Lythcott-Haimes, author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Over-parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success highlights ways in which over-parenting harms children, parents, and society at large. While empathizing with parental hopes and fears, she offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make mistakes and develop resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination.

Due to the high interest in hearing Julie Lythcott-Haims speak on How to Raise an Adult, KMVT15 recorded this event. Here is the video link:

* Through enriching presentations from local and national experts on topics of interest to parents, faculty and staff, the Parent Education Speaker Series seeks to contribute to the academic, physical and emotional health of students. All Mountain View Los Altos events are free of charge and are for parents, faculty and staff in Los Altos and Mountain View public schools.

The Mountain View Los Altos Parent Education Speaker Series is made possible through the generous support of these sponsors: the MVLA High School Foundation, LAMV PTA Council, LAEF and MVEF.