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Del Mar Union School District

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Parent Education Series

2021-2022 Series

2021-2022 Series

The Student Services department will offer a series of parent talks in spring 2022. Dates and locations will be announced soon. 
The Upstanders Film Showings
The Upstanders is an iNDIEFLIX Original documentary about resilience, and the power of connection to end bullying. The Upstanders explores all sides of cyber-bullying, from bully to victim, bystanders and family members. Social media’s power means that bullying is now a 24/7 phenomenon, where even changing schools and phone numbers, or deleting accounts cannot stop the cycle. Covid has increased the incidence of cyber-bullying by 70%. Changing human behavior and connection is the key, and this is what the film addresses.Weaving together personal stories of teenagers and their families, as well as teachers and brain-scientists, The Upstanders shows the importance of empathy and resilience to transforming attitudes and action, and highlights new laws and established programs that are already reducing bullying in schools and communities. It shows that everyone is needed to eradicate cyber-bullying, and gives bystanders the confidence and tools to become 'Upstanders', and help change the narrative.
All DMUSD schools will be hosting parent screenings of this important documentary. Please check your school newsletter and website calendar for the available dates and times. 
Learn more about the project and see additional resources on the film’s website:
Additional online resources/references are available online at these sites:
2020-2021 Series

2020-2021 Series

The Student Services department is offering a series of parent talks on a variety of topics throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
Stay the Course: Managing COVID Fatigue and the Risk of Transmission.
    • Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm. 
    • Presented by Dr. Michelle Ritter, Infections Disease Specialist, UCSD
    • Recording available HERE
Surviving to Thriving: Helping Your Child Manage Anxiety and Depression During Uncertain Times.
      • Monday, December 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm. 
      • Presented by Dr. Lauren Gist, Developmental Pediatrician, Rady Children's Hospital
      • Recording available HERE.
Film Screening: ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.
Keeping Students Safe Online.
          • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm.
          • Presented by Summer Stephan, San Diego County District Attorney
          • Recording available HERE.
The San Dieguito Alliance for Drug Free Youth presented information to parents regarding teen vaping on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. This webinar was not recorded, but information shared in this presentation is linked below.