In an effort to support families in having important conversations with their children about difficult topics, Stamford Public Schools (SPS) hosted its second Parent Pop-Up Webinar entitled, “Let’s Talk: Strategies for Speaking with Children about Race and Traumatic Events,” on Friday, June 5, 2020. Olympia Della Flora, Associate Superintendent for School Development and Michael Fernandes, Associate Superintendent for Intervention and Student Support moderated the webinar, following opening remarks from Dr. Tamu Lucero, Superintendent of Schools; Timothy Shaw, Police Chief, Stamford Police Department; and Michael Meyer, Director, Family & Community Engagement.
The panelists shared practical ideas and strategies and then opened the session up to questions. The panelists were:
• Bianca Shinn, Associate Data Strategist, Domus Kids, Inc.
• Yenny Toone, Early Care and Education Director, Family Centers
• Rebecca Wilson, SPS Coordinator College and Career Readiness/School Counseling Services
On June 15, 2020, the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council (MYLC), along with SPS, hosted a student-focused Student Pop-Up Webinar entitled, “Reimaging our Schools and Communities Through Addressing Racism and Violence.”
Go to the SPS district website’s Resources During Closure page and scroll to Pop-Up Webinars for links to the recorded sessions.