As part of the City of Pembroke Pines award winning series Raising Positive Children, parents, grandparents/guardians, educators and youth advocates are invited to experience a very special forum called “Communicating with Your Child – Take Home Techniques” on Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 pm at the Charles F. Dodge City Center, located at 601 City Center Way. The special guest speaker is Dr. Laura Cruz, Psychologist and Director of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) for the City of Pembroke Pines Charter Schools, who will share “take home techniques” to help caregivers and parents improve communication with their child(ren). She will specifically focus on how to handle difficult conversations at home, foster healthy media usage and support children working through their concerns or fears. Live presentations will help demonstrate the application of these skills. Dr. Cruz is a psychologist specializing in child and adolescent clinical psychology with expertise in helping the families of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges. She has presented locally and nationally at various professional conferences, published articles, and coauthored a textbook chapter on the topic of behavioral parent training.
This is the 12th in a series of presentations hosted by Pembroke Pines Vice Mayor Iris A. Siple, West Campus Charter School Principal Michael Castellano, the Education Roundtable Forum and the City of Pembroke Pines to call attention to and find solutions for the many issues parents and children face today at home and at school. Those who attend are also invited to take advantage of community resource information that will be available in the lobby. Admission and parking are free. No Ticket is required; registration is encouraged. For more information, please call 954-450-1030.