Parent Education Program

Managing and Supporting Stress and Anxiety Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood:

A Panel Discussion with The Center for Connection

Our first event will introduce a new format to the program: a panel discussion with the highly-qualified staff of The Center for Connection in Pasadena. The speakers promise to address many of the questions that arise as children and their parents move through life.

Wondering if stress is all bad? Childhood has its ups and downs, but how much stress is too much?

How can we best support our kids so that they thrive? Come meet local professionals who work with children and adolescents to learn about typical stress responses during the ages and stages of development.

Discover practical strategies and resources for supporting our children as they navigate their academic and social lives.

at the Church
November 15, 2018
After Drop-Off
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
(No RSVP required)


Georgie Wisen-Vincent - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Child-Centered Play Therapist specializing in children and adolescents, Director of the Play Strong Institute, adjunct professor at Loma Linda University School of Social Work.

Christine Triano - Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist specializing in adolescents, adults and families. Director of Mental Health at the Center for Connection. Writer, consultant and producer for documentary film and television. 

Justin Waring Crane - Pediatric Occupational Therapist specializing in sensory integration, individual therapy, family consultation, educator support and group therapy. 

Tami Millard - Director of Learning Services of High Point. Educational Specialist at the Center for Connection specializing in educational therapy for children ages elementary through high school.

Melanie Dosen - Social Emotional Development Specialist at High Point. Clinical social worker specializing in individual, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults.


Georgie Wisen-Vincent  Christine Triano  Justin Waring Crane  Tami Millard  Melanie Dosen


Parent Education at High Point Academy



High Point Academy’s constituency is not just limited to its students! Parents also seek clarity of their roles in their children's lives and a deeper understanding of how to address the opportunities and challenges of parenting.  For this reason, High Point initiated a new Parent Education program in the fall of 2016.

The new program, funded by the High Point Annual Fund, aims to address common concerns—issues of time/homework management, cyber safety, youth self-empowerment and ethical responsibility, among other topics—in a familiar, caring environment. Your donation to the Annual Fund directly impacts this important program, through which parents will have an opportunity to hear from experts in these fields twice during the school year. These discussions will be supplemented with articles, notifications of other speaker events, and reading lists, which will be posted to High Point’s Parent tab on this website. These forums will also provide parents with an opportunity to propose topics or areas of interest as the program grows.

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