Parent University is designed to increase parental engagement and contribute to the academic and social-emotional success of our students. It will also support and empower parents to become leaders and advocates for their child's learning, while fostering positive school community relationships.
Parent University is comprised of prerecorded videos, live sessions offered monthly, and electronic/digital guides and resources. It provides training and information for parents and caregivers that will equip families with new or enhanced skills, knowledge, and resources to best support their students in the classroom and at home.
- Academics/Child Development/College and Career Readiness
- Health and Wellness
- Advocacy and Leadership
- Family Support (programs, resources, tips to support the whole family)
Parent University Sessions
Please check back soon for information on the upcoming Parent University live session. You may view previous sessions by clicking "Meeting Archive" under Parent University Resources.
Children's Mercy is partnering with Kansas City Public Schools to offer “Prepped and Ready: Parenting into the Teen Years,” a presentation designed to help parents with the transition into parenting teenagers.
We understand this transition is a time of tremendous change for teens and it can be overwhelming as a parent to know how to help. “Prepped and Ready” aims to help caregivers learn what steps you can take before a crisis develops with your teenager. The training seeks to empower parents to address the hard topics that can be very uncomfortable and considers changes each one of us can make within our own homes to make them safer.
Topics will include self-care for parents, eating disorder prevention, screen time, concerns about substance use among teens, how to ask about suicidal thoughts and how to make the home safer by storing medications and firearms safely. We hope you can join us!
“Parent University – Prepped and Ready: Parenting into the Teen Years”
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91716452027?pwd=RnJPaUlnb3NZdkU0NTluMnJEZ0xPQT09#success
Meeting ID: 917 1645 2027
Livestream - www.kcpublicschools.org/live
For more information about Parent University, contact:
Family and Community Engagement Coordinator
Main (816) 418-7455