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2nd Annual Parenting Symposium

Saturday, October 3 8:30am – 1:00pm

2nd Annual Parenting Symposium:

Connecting with Kids in the Digital Age

Please join the USF Center for Child and Family Development and the School of Education for a morning of training and dialogue on effective strategies for connecting with kids in an age dominated by digital featuring. Through a panel presentation and workshops by Bay Area clinicians, educators and leaders, event attendees will learn practical tools for supporting families in the digital age.

When: Saturday October 3rd, 8:30a.m.-1:00p.m.
Where: USF Hilltop Campus, Lone Mountain Room 100

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If you hold a clinical license with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, 3 CEU hours may be gained when you, the attendee, sign-in at 9am and sign-out at 12:45pm of the symposium. Please know your clinical license number for the CEU certificate.

Event Program

Check-In & Continental Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Connecting with Kids in the Digital Age 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Break 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Workshop I 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Break 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Workshop II 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.


PJ will be presenting

Inside/Out Parenting for our KIDZ off the GRIDZ (LeadLifeNow)

Congratulations on proactive parenting, and that you’re here to learn more! You’ve mentally inventoried the techno-scenes at home: computer use, screens on at mealtime, games played, passwords, and filters set. You try to pull your Kidz away from these screens, but they’re krazyglued. You try to increase their face-to-face social time. The cacophony of dings, tings and pings from cell phones during mealtimes, make a conversational flow no-go. LeadLifeNow Whole Parenting Workshop is your time to take care of You in this 24/7 life role. Experience the connections between reactivity/proactivity and internal/external cues. Get tools to manage and direct these. Turn off the screen–let’s get face-to-face for hands-on learning. We’ll tap into your smartbrain (logic), emotion IQ, sensory responses, and actions. Walk away with insights, tips and tools. Get why LeadLifeNow Whole Parenting is just that.

Paula-Jo Husack, LeadLifeNowAbout the presenter:
Paula-Jo (PJ) Husack MA, LMFT, CGP empowers audiences toward personal/professional growth and transformation. She has 20 years working with the brain’s potential to retrain, as clients’ walk the talk of change. Her latest book is Catch Your Star: Top Experts Share Insights for Lifelong Fulfillment. PJ is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in CA. She is: a certified EMDR Therapist, trained in the Peak Performance Enhancement model, a longstanding member of CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder), an international author on healthcare worker burnout prevention, and a recent contributor to KGO’s Hangin With Langan. She played herself in Bravo TV’s reality show, Miss Advised. PJ is a native San Franciscan who enjoys performing with Joyce McBride’s Conspiracy of Venus, day hiking, and a bold cappuccino. Follow her at

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