Community Educational Programs

Olathe Public Schools is excited to announce the event titled “Community Educational Programs: A Family Speaker and Support Series.”  These events aim to educate and support the parents and families of our students and linking them to appropriate community resources.  A committee of professionals was formed to examine the needs of the student body and their families relating to mental health and wellness.  Each event will feature a professional speaker who will share information about the topics listed below.

The presentations for 2020-2021 will be live streamed. 

The dates and times are below. 


October 8th, 2020 6pm:

How to Address Topics of Race and Culture

with Your Child


Speakers: Erik Erazo and Marquis Harris

Live Stream Link


December 10th, 2020 6pm:

Parenting a Behavior-Challenged Child. 

Speakers for the evening: Scott Fluke and the Olathe Public Schools PBIS Coaches

(Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies Coaches)


February 18th, 2021 6pm: Topic yet to be determined

April 15th, 2021 6pm: Topic yet to be determined


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Community Educational Programs: Family Speaker and Support Series Past Presentations


Supporting LGBTQ Students within Our Community — presentation video  Youtube link

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Vaping: Information for Parents —  presentation video Youtube link

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  • Core Concepts for Parenting a Child Struggling with Anxiety
    •   Class videos from the five-week course to help parents help their children at all ages.

                             WEEK ONE, Sept 12th, CLASS VIDEO  –Unfortunately, this video is no longer available.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

                             WEEK TWO, Sept 19th, CLASS VIDEO  Youtube link

                             WEEK THREE, Sept 26th, CLASS VIDEO  Youtube link

                             WEEK FOUR, Oct 3rd, CLASS VIDEO  Youtube link

                              WEEK FIVE, Oct 10th, CLASS VIDEO  Youtube link

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Jeremy Didier, PCAC, PCC, a Parent Coach and Outreach Coordinator for ImpactADHD, founder and group director of ADHDKC, Kansas City’s award-winning CHADD chapter, and a Professional Certified ADHD Coach presented on the topic of ADHD.  This event was held on Tuesday, February 6th 2018 at the Technology Support Center at 7pm.

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Brandon Mock, ATR-BC, LPC, LMFT, a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri, Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Kansas, and the Associate Vice President for Phoenix Programming at KidsTLC in Olathe, KS  presented on the topic of Managing Emotions.  This event was held on Tuesday, November 14th 2017 at the Technology Support Center at 7pm

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Liz George, LSCSW and Angela Guzman, MA from Johnson County Mental Health/Family Focus presented on the topic of Self Care: Coping, Stress Reduction and a Healthy Life Balance.  This event was held on Tuesday, May 16th at the Technology Support Center beginning at 7pm.

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Diane McLean, MEd, PCC presented on the topic of Anxiety at the March 21st event at 7pm.  She shared her expertise on the signs/symptoms and effective management strategies.

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Please see the slideshow presentation by Nicole Gawer, LSCSW titled “Depression:  Who, What and Treatment”

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Please see the slideshow presentation by Cecilia Ponce, LMSW titled “Navigating the Mental Health System”

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Written By: John Laffoon Date posted: September 30, 2016