Parent University

      Welcome to Parent University

      Parent University Mission

      • At Carteret Public Schools we believe parents and caregivers play a critical role in the development of work habits, character traits and academic achievement.  Research shows that parents can increase their child’s success by being involved in their school and community. Supporting their learning, acting as models for lifelong learning and advocating, are all ways that families can ensure their child’s achievement.

        Parent University is a program of course offerings and resources to help caregivers become full partners in their child’s education. Through a series of mini-workshops and our video library, parents will be empowered to serve as advocates for their children, while interacting and learning with other adults to reach their own personal growth.

        Courses will be available through Live 30-minute Zoom sessions, and for busy parents who would like to go on at their own leisure, they can access recordings of the sessions or view the many brief 15-minute video clips we will offer in our video library.

        The aim of Parent University is to help YOU, the parent, become the best version of yourself.  Not only will you learn how to help your support your child, but you will also have a safe space where you can share your thoughts, find ways to relieve stress with the help of specialists, improve your health with exercise and nutritionists, or just try something new like painting or crafting. This program will allow you to engage with other parents, while learning and participating in enjoyable activities geared just for adults.

         

        Join us…. as we work to help our entire school community be the best it could be.

         

        Be a part of Carteret Schools Parent University.

         

        Prizes: As an incentive, we will offer a prize at the end of the school year.  In order to qualify, you must participate in a live session. For each live session you attend, your name will be placed in a lottery. The more you attend, the more opportunities you have to win! Winners will be chosen in June.
        Sample prizes:  Gift Cards, Six Flags Season Passes, Gift Certificates, Passes to local Parks & Museums, etc.

      Upcoming Parent Sessions

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      • 1/31/2022

        Current Drug Trends January 31, 2022 

        Kratom, CBD, Delta 8, Lean- if these seem like a foreign language to you, join us to learn the newest drug trends out there affecting youth. Participants will gain a knowledge of products that are legally sold in “Wellness” Shops and convenience stores throughout NJ. We will discuss the side effects and how they affect youth. During this presentation we will also discuss the continued use of vapes and marijuana concentrates. This presentation will explain what an edible is and the concern for poisoning when using this product. We will also explain the significant difference between THC concentrates, edibles and traditional marijuana. Finally we will give parents valuable tools to help them talk with their children about substance use.

        LOCATION: Carteret High School 
        TIME: 6pm-8m 

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      • 2/28/2022

        Understanding Trauma and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) for Parents February 28, 2022

        What are ACES and how do they affect us? ACES stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. During this program you will gain an understanding what ACES are and how childhood adversity, can cause trauma and toxic stress. You will learn how this trauma can have a lasting impact on children's physical and mental health. We will also discuss trauma and stress and how they affect us. We will learn how to help youth discuss feelings and how to give them guidance in finding healthy coping mechanisms.

        LOCATION: Carteret High School 
        TIME: 6pm-8m 

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      • 3/28/2022

        What Parents Need to Know about Social Media and Youth March 28, 2022 

        The internet has 4.2 billion users, and there are 3.03 billion active social media users.  Social media users grew by 121 million between Q2 2017 and Q3 2017.  That works out at a new social media user every 15 seconds.  Youth are a huge number of these social media users.  According to Common Sense Media, teens spend an average of nine hours a day online compared to about six hours for those aged eight to 12 and 50 minutes for kids between 0 and eight. This presentation will help parents realize how normal posting can increase their connection to unwanted individuals on the internet.  Certain apps will be discussed to explain the hidden dangers on those sites.  Special attention will be focused on NJ specific laws including the HIB Law and Child Pornography laws that include the sending and receiving of pictures.  Parents will leave with a better understanding of information sharing and legality issues that may arise.

        LOCATION: Carteret High School 
        TIME: 6pm-8m 

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      • 4/25/2022

        Building Resiliency in Youth April 25, 2022

        Resilience is the ability to bounce back during or after difficult times. This presentation will help parents understand what resiliency is and how to help their kids learn resiliency and coping skills. This presentation will also help parents learn the difference between resilient vs. non-resilient children. Parents will walk away with a new set of skills, attitudes, behaviors, and coping mechanisms that will allow them to help their students “bounce back” and adapt when faced with stress, challenges, or adversity.

        LOCATION: Carteret High School 
        TIME: 6pm-8m 

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      • 5/23/2022

        What Parents Need to Know about Vaping & Concentrates/Marijuana Myths and Facts May 23, 2022 

        There is an alarming trend with both middle and high school students using vapes and becoming addicted to nicotine.  The newest statistics out there state 1 in 5 High School students have used THC concentrates in a vape device.   This program will help you learn all current information about EID’s.  You will become familiar with what harmful toxins, chemicals, and diseases are associated with vaping. Marijuana concentrates will be reviewed and discussed along with the legal ramifications of having devices and or other paraphernalia.  Marijuana edibles and the current trends with these products will also be explained.  You will leave with information on how to talk to your students and help them make healthy educated decisions about vaping and concentrates.

        LOCATION: Carteret High School 
        TIME: 6pm-8m 

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