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Workshops & Resources

MCYAF is a resources for our communities through workshops, speaking engagements and online resources that are available to everyone.

Upcoming Workshops

More workshops are currently being scheduled in Covina and San Francisco. We will update this page with new workshops as they become available.

Caring for Your Aging Parents

Covina, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017


THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR 2018.

PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR THE NEW DATE AND UPDATED INFORMATION.

When aging adults need full- or part-time care, adult children must often take responsibility for their parents’ well-being. This parent-child role reversal can be challenging. Many caregivers are faced with making crucial decisions regarding medical needs, financial matters, and living arrangements for the first time.

Join the professional and compassionate mental health providers at the Masonic Center for Youth and Families for a group discussion about becoming a caregiver to your elderly parent. Get helpful resources and support for navigating this transition, including advice for maintaining positive family relationships and managing stress.

 

Focusing for Your Future: Practical Advice for Working Students

San Francisco
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, and Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017


Difficulty with attention and focus? Practical Skills and tips to improve concentration and focus for student veterans. Join Karen Shelton, M.Ed. ET/P, and Kevin Hibbitt, LMFT, of the Masonic Center for Youth and Families for a special workshop on attention and concentration.

For more information, contact the SF VA’s Student Veteran Health Program at
(415) 452-5253 or (415) 452-5151

ADHD and Homework: What gets in the way, and what can I do?

San Francisco, Saturday, Mar. 4 2017


What is ADHD? How is ADHD impacting my child’s ability to complete homework?

Children who have ADHD may experience challenges when it comes to completing homework.

Join MCYAF for a conversation about this complex topic. Learn more about what ADHD is, how your child can be assessed, and how your child’s emotions and family life may impact homework completion. Get practical suggestions for resolving conflicts over homework and learn how to help your child succeed.

Featured speakers: Jack Fahy, Ph.D., Andrea Samuels, Ph.D., and Karen Shelton, M.Ed., ET/P.

Caring for Your Aging Parents

Union City, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017


When aging adults need full- or part-time care, adult children must often take responsibility for their parents’ well-being. This parent-child role reversal can be challenging. Many caregivers are faced with making crucial decisions regarding medical needs, financial matters, and living arrangements for the first time.

Join the professional and compassionate mental health providers at the Masonic Center for Youth and Families for a group discussion about becoming a caregiver to your elderly parent. Get helpful resources and support for navigating this transition, including advice for maintaining positive family relationships and managing stress.

Parenting Your School Age Child: Ages 6-12

San Francisco, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2016


Parenting children ages 6-12, often described as “school-age,” can be challenging. As children experience amazing developments in cognitive, emotional, and social capacities, parents may not know the best way to respond to changes in their interests, behaviors, and even personalities. Common questions include:

What is the best way to discipline my child now?

What behaviors are reasonable to expect at this age?

Why has completing homework become an argument?

Join Kiernan Warble, LCSW and Greg Villalba, LCSW for a friendly group discussion about current parenting challenges. Learn successful parenting strategies, including how to turn heated or confusing exchanges into productive conversations with your child.