Parent Education Workshops


We created Parent Education Workshops to provide a deeper understanding of learning disabilities and dyslexia for parents, grandparents, siblings, and other support figures.

Our staff and guest speakers share simulations, explanations, and strategies that answer your questions on learning disabilities — all in a friendly, approachable setting.

You don’t have to be the parent of a student enrolled at Churchill to attend one of our events. For more information on Churchill’s Parent Education Workshops, check out our upcoming events below or email Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org.


Reviews from Parent Education Workshop Attendees

  • “I learned how the foundations of Wilson® help struggling readers.”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Reading Strategies for LD/Dyslexic Students
  • “We attended your Wilson® Parent Workshop and gained a greater understanding of the program and how and what is should accomplish. We learned a ton and believe you all are so knowledgeable; it was so obvious that you are passionate about your jobs and love children!”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Wilson Reading System® Parent Workshop
  • “I could tell you really wanted us to learn and have our questions answered! It was empowering!”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Simulations & Adaptations of LD & ADHD
  • “WOW – thank you for the Parent Workshop last night. It was awesome and your teachers are so passionate and love their jobs. We could tell! We learned a ton and are so appreciative.”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Wilson Reading System® Parent Workshop
  • “I loved the positivity in the workshop!”
    – Parent Workshop Attendee: Simulations & Adaptations of LD & ADHD

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Speaker Erin Walsh – “It’s Complicated: Students, Social Media & Mental Health” (Parent/Caregiver Session)

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CHURCHILL CENTER & SCHOOL SPEAKER SERIES - FOR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS:
ERIN WALSH, M.A. - "IT'S COMPLICATED: STUDENTS, SOCIAL MEDIA & MENTAL HEALTH"
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Churchill Center & School

Erin Walsh, with Mind Positive Parenting, will focus on how technology impacts mental health and academic performance.

Social networking, smart phones and video games are game changers for youth and families. As parents and caregivers, we want our children to take advantage of incredible new digital opportunities, but worry about the impact of too much screen time on our children's health, social skills and school performance.

In this interactive and energizing presentation, Erin Walsh will use brain science, stories and humor to explain how technology impacts mental health and wellness. Erin will help parents understand the key ingredients for wellness in the digital age and share practical strategies for nurturing these at home.

Erin will explore a range of questions including:

• Does social media use cause anxiety and depression?
• What should I be on the lookout for as more and more of my child's life goes online?
• Is video game addiction real?
• How can I help my child develop positive media habits?

THERE IS NO FEE TO ATTEND. BUT YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND.
Contact Director of Outreach Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org. Fee:

Erin Walsh, is a dynamic, knowledgeable speaker who has addressed a wide range of audiences on topics related to brain development and digital media. Erin was instrumental to the development of the MediaWise movement and enjoyed working with her father, Dr. Dave Walsh, for 10 years at the National Institute on Media and Family before creating Mind Positive Parenting in 2010. In addition to writing articles and blogs for several other organizations including Bolster Collaborative and Psychology Today, she co-authored the 10th Anniversary Edition of the national bestseller "Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen." She has consulted with schools, parent groups and other youth serving organizations throughout North America on issues related to digital media, children and youth.

Wilson Reading System® Workshop for Parents – October 2019

You are invited to attend a Wilson Reading System® Parent Workshop at Churchill Center & School!

Topics to be addressed will include the following:
• Brain Basics
• Why Wilson Works: Ten Critical Points
• What does this mean for my child?

Event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

* RSVP to Community Outreach Director, Mary Brotherton, at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org. *

Screenagers (Next Chapter) Film Screening

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FREE FILM SCREENING!

Join us for a special viewing of the latest film offering from Screenagers!

"SCREENAGERS NEXT CHAPTER:
Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience"

WHERE: Churchill Center & School
WHEN: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
TIME: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
FOR: 6th Graders and Up (with adult supervision) + ALL parents!

This film is focused on helping youth thrive in our screen and stress-filled world. As in the original SCREENAGERS movie, Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional to help parents flip the script on stress, anxiety and depression. Ruston sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we as parents and schools, empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, community savvy and stress resilience.

FREE TO ATTEND, BUT PLEASE REGISTER PRIOR TO EVENT.
Students in sixth grade and up are welcome to attend, as long as they are accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Appropriate for ALL parents.

For further questions/concerns, please contact Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org.

Learn more here: screenagersmovie.com

Wilson Reading System® Workshop for Parents – January 2020

You are invited to attend a Wilson Reading System® Parent Workshop at Churchill Center & School!

Topics to be addressed will include the following:
• Brain Basics
• Why Wilson Works: Ten Critical Points
• What does this mean for my child?

Event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

* RSVP to Community Outreach Director, Mary Brotherton, at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org. *

Wilson Reading System® Workshop for Parents – April 2020

You are invited to attend a Wilson Reading System® Parent Workshop at Churchill Center & School!

Topics to be addressed will include the following:
• Brain Basics
• Why Wilson Works: Ten Critical Points
• What does this mean for my child?

Event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

* RSVP to Community Outreach Director, Mary Brotherton, at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org. *

Wilson Reading System® Workshop for Parents – June 2020

You are invited to attend a Wilson Reading System® Parent Workshop at Churchill Center & School!

Topics to be addressed will include the following:
• Brain Basics
• Why Wilson Works: Ten Critical Points
• What does this mean for my child?

Event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

* RSVP to Community Outreach Director, Mary Brotherton, at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org. *

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For questions or more information about Churchill Center & School’s Outreach Program, contact Mary Brotherton, Director of Community Outreach, at 314-997-4343 or mbrotherton@churchillstl.org.

Churchill's proven methods and well-trained faculty change the lives of children who struggle with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning disabilities.