Davis Parent University Lecture Series - The Whole Child

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Next Lecture: Matt Richtel
April 27th, 7-9pm

Richard Brunelle Performance Theatre
315 W 14th St, Davis, CA 95616

Free tickets available here:  http://dpumattrichtel.bpt.me 

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times technology journalist Matt Richtel comes to Davis! Learn about the latest science behind distracted driving and the possible solutions that can protect your teens and yourselves!  

Why are phones so compelling that we would use them even at great risk to ourselves and others? The answers will surprise you and may well change how you look at proposed solutions and your relationships to technology.  As society looks to break the deadly grip of distracted driving, scientists have uncovered a possible key to thoughtful policy: the role of the human brain. This provocative (sometimes funny) presentation will describe the relationship between our brains and our smartphones and other gadgets.  

Matt Richtel
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Pamela Wu
 Moderated by Pamela Wu.

Parents learn, laugh, and listen with DPU. Will you become a DPU sponsor?
for more info contact: davisparented@gmail.com

Sponsors for 2015-16 
Ashley and Nancy Yudin
Suzanne Kimmel of First Street Real Estate
Swim America
Golden 1 credit union
Hallmark Inn, UC Davis

Thanks to our community partners: Avid Reader, Davis Enterprise, Davis Media Access, the DJUSD Climate Committee and K-12 PTAs and PTOs, St. James School and the Yolo Center for Families.

Community-Wide K-12 Parent Education Collaborative Mission Statement
DPU is comprised of representatives from the DJUSD (K-12). Our mission is to provide high-caliber events and programs to our community’s parents, caregivers, teachers, and administrators. The committee’s scope of work includes the annual Parent University Lecture Series. We strive to assist our PTA’s/PTO’s in achieving their most important goal, to be a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.

Public Contact Info: 
Representatives for 2015-16 Co-Chairs: Christy Freese & Jodi Liederman; Treasurer: Michelle Dowling; Elementary Schools Birch Lane: Michaela Baker Sull; Cesar Chavez: Christy Freese; Fairfield: (open); Korematsu: Jackie Legg; Margarite Montgomery: (open); North Davis: (open); Patwin: Michelle Dowling; Pioneer: Sandy Pellegrini; St. James: Jen Harrison; Willett: Abby Koenig; Secondary Schools: DaVinci: Jodi Liederman; Davis High School: Emily Ault; Davis School for Independent Study: (open); Emerson: Gail Kennedy; Harper: Sandy Pellegrini; Holmes: Emily Ault; Martin Luther King: (open); Homeschool: (open)

Parent University 2014 - John O'Sullivan and Youth Sports Panel Discussion

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Best selling author John O’Sullivan speaks about 'The Psychology of High-Performance.'

Author of the bestselling book "Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids," and founder of the Changing the Game Project, John travels around the country speaking to schools and youth sports organizations about developing more competitive, high-achieving athletes through environments of love and respect, rather than fear and pressure.

Parent University 2013-14 - Mike Riera

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Davis Parent University presents 'An Evening with Mike Riera, PhD.'

Moderated by Pamela Wu, recorded on December 6th, Brunelle Theatre, Davis High School.

Mike's latest book "Staying Connected To Your Teen" is a follow up to "Uncommon Sense For Parents With Teenagers." Mike's philosophy is, "parents need to shift from being managers, to being consultants with their teens."

Parent University 2013: Setting Limitations, The Brain, How Drugs and Alcohol Affect the Growth of Your Child

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Parent University concludes this year with "Setting Limitations, The Brain, How Drugs and Alcohol Effect the Growth of Your Child."

The presentations include Dean Blumberg, PhD, LMFT and Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II followed by a moderated roundtable discussion and question and answer period.  Moderated by Pamela Wu of KCRA.

Recorded March 9, 2013 at the Brunelle Theater at Davis High School by Davis Media Access.

Parent University 2013 - Madeline Levine, PhD

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"While we all hope that our children will do well in school, we hope with even greater fervor that they will do well in life. Our job is to help them know and appreciate themselves deeply, to be resilient in the face of adversity, to approach the world with zest, to find work that is satisfying, friends and spouses who are loving and loyal, and to hold a deep belief that they have something meaningful to contribute to the world."

-Madeline Levine, PhD

Parent University 2011 - Ashley Merryman

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The Davis Parent University Lecture Series presents The Whole Child, A Morning with Ashley Merryman, JD, co-author of 'NutureShock.'

moderated by Pallas Hupe, news anchor.

recorded Sat, Feb.12th, Brunelle Theatre, Davis High School.

presented by Davis K-12 Community-Wide Parent Education Collaborative.

supported by Davis K-12 PTA/O's, DJUSD Climate Committee, Hyatt Place UC Davis, Institute of Restorative Health, Carli & Bob Traverso/Lyon's Real Estate, Nugget, Trader Joe's, Peet's Coffee, Noah's Bagels, Farm Fresh To You, H2O to Go.

Parent University 2012 - Parenting In the Information Age

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Featuring excerpts from the award winning "PBS Frontline" documentary Digital Nation followed by a panel discussion on the developmental, behavioral, social and legal implications of kids on technology.

Facilitated by Pamela Wu, former anchor for KCRA.

Panelists include: 

Mary Kay Hoal- President of Yoursphere Media Inc., ABC 20/20 Contributor, Family internet and social networking safety expert.

Stephen Nowicki, MD, PhD, FAAP - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician