Fall Family Programs – Online

Fall Family Programs – Online

Join the Poe Center throughout the fall for a variety of live online parent-child workshops developed to help families create healthy habits, discuss timely developmental issues, and have fun together.

Using guided discussion, videos, and interactive activities, programs will address a range of health topics, including:

  • Adolescent Development and Puberty
  • Creating healthy snacks and meals (cooking programs)
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Nutrition & Physical Activity

WHO: Programs are available for K-8th graders and their families

WHAT: Live interactive health-focused programs designed for families.

WHEN: See the complete schedule here. Each program is offered on multiple dates and at varying times to accommodate different schedules. Programs are approximately 90 minutes long.

WHERE: Online via Zoom. You will receive instructions on joining the programs upon registration.

REGISTRATION: $25 per family per program. Register online.

** Fall 2020 Family Program Series **

Girl Talk – Workshop for parents and daughters
Girl Talk addresses the timely topic of adolescent growth and development and the physical, social and emotional changes that girls experience during puberty. 3-D exhibits, hands-on activities, and candid discussions help parents and daughters explore a range of topics from the workings of the reproductive system to the menstrual cycle to feminine hygiene protection and more.

Ages: Girls in 4th-7th grades and their parents or caregivers
Dates offered: September 12, October 17, November 14

Girl Talk 2 – Workshop for parents and daughters
Presented by the Poe Center, Girl Talk 2 is a unique workshop designed for middle school-aged girls and their parents. This interactive, 1.5-hour workshop discusses the growth and development girls experience during puberty, the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems, the menstrual cycle, fertilization, and conception. Internet safety and peer pressure are also discussed The program has been designed with activities that facilitate and encourage open parent-child communication. Girl Talk 1 is a recommended Prerequisite for Girl Talk 2.

Ages: Girls in 6th – 8th grades and their parents or caregivers
Dates offered: September 26, November 7

Guy Talk – Workshop for parents and sons
Guy Talk will equip boys with accurate age-appropriate information developed to help with healthy growth and development. Workshop topics include the changes which happen during puberty, reproductive systems, proper nutrition, and hygiene. Poe Center educators will lead parents and sons through engaging and interactive activities.

Ages: Boys in 5th – 8th grades and their parents or caregivers
Dates offered: September 19, October 13, December 5

Choices & Consequences – Family Edition
Parents and children will learn the facts about alcohol, tobacco/e-cigarettes, marijuana, and other drugs through an interactive game modeled after the popular show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Families will work together as a team, to gain valuable information about the effects of these substances on the growing brain and body, as well as effective refusals skills to keep youth safe. The families will be engaged with interactive activities, videos, and team discussions. All families will be provided with resources to encourage ongoing prevention skill building and communication.

Ages: 5th grade and their parents or caregivers
Dates offered: September 15, October 10, November 10

Don’t Stand By, Be A H.E.R.O. – Family Edition
Research suggests that the majority of children involved in bullying are bystanders. Don’t Stand By, Be A H.E.R.O. Family Edition uses an intervention strategy that focuses on time and skill-building to help bystanders stand up and speak up when it comes to bullying in their schools, neighborhoods, and communities. This interactive program allows youth and their family member(s) opportunities for discussion and problem-solving.

Ages: 4th – 5th graders and their parents or caregivers
Dates offered: September 22, October 6, December 1

Snack Smart for Parent and Child: Online Cooking Program
Families follow a recipe to create a healthy snack while learning about MyPlate, healthy snacking, and kitchen safety.

Ages:  3rd grade and up and their parents or caregivers
Dates offered: October 20, November 21 – Thanksgiving Theme, December 8 – Holiday Theme

PoeMania for Families: the Nutrition & Physical Activity Gameshow
Are you ready to “come on down” to participate in a fun-filled game show? Join our wacky hosts for a nutrition and physical activity themed, interactive, and educational program. This program is designed for all ages. Families will compete TOGETHER to reach the “Million Dollar” question.

Ages: Kindergarten and up and their parents or caregivers
Dates offered: October 24, November 17


Check out our blog post, Remote Learning the Healthy Way, suggestions on creating a healthy learning environment at home.

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