Austin Founder Lions Club

Parenting Engagement

  • 18 Jan 2018
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • TSBVI, 1100 West 45th Street, Building 603, Austin TX 78756


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Parenting Engagement

January 18, 2018
Meeting location at
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 West 45th Street, Building 603
parking information & map

Grady Paris
introduction by Lion Robert Martinez

The Effective Parenting & Child Engagement training program is a comprehensive intervention/prevention training series designed to reduce and/or prevent school truancy, drug abuse and other habits that may lead to youth delinquency or incarceration. The Effective Parent and Child Engagement training program began in 2010 and has impacted more than 1,000 families in the Travis, Waller and Harris County areas. They have collaborated with Del Valle, Manor, Austin, and Royal Independent School Districts along with providing training services to the Accelerated Learning Academy, Inc., a charter school in Houston, Texas. This comprehensive program uniquely creates a level of engagement between the parent and child that not only re-establishes the bond between parent and child but also reinforces that bond. The impact has a positive “trickle down” effect on other siblings and individuals who may be directly involved in the child’s life. In the 2016-2017 academic year they provided services to 237 participants in Travis and Harris Counties with a total of some fifty-two (52) sessions being offered. In the 2017-2018 academic year they expanded their training program to include an additional training track that provides training at local schools in Travis County pursuant to the decriminalization of truancy and specifically to address the school district’s responsibility to initiate truancy prevention measures. The Effective Parent and Child Engagement training program is a “promising” prevention and intervention program.

About our speaker:
Grady Marie Paris, J.D., proud native Texan, who hails from deep East Texas (Palestine); Bachelor of Arts, Texas Southern University; Doctorate of Jurisprudence, University of Houston, Bates College of Law; licensed to practice law in the State of Texas & U.S. Federal Courts Southern District of Texas since 1982; former City of Houston Associate Municipal Courts Judge for seven (7) years; National Trainer for the Council of Opportunity in Education; Washington, D.C. Federal Legislation Regulations Title III Division; Associate Director of Educational Opportunity Centers Program University of Arkansas at Little Rock 1998-2005; Attorney and Counselor at Law with Paris and Associates of Houston, Texas since 1982; Training Specialist for the Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center at Prairie View A&M University since May, 2005. Grady is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters and four fantastic grandchildren.

Featured Lunch Meal $12:

Spaghetti with Meacballs
Green Beans
Lemon Cake

Optional Lunch Meal $12:
Chef Salad

Meals provided by Manny Sifuentes, manager at Cafe del Rio, a business staffed by the Commission of the Blind     
Please register by 5 p.m. on Tuesday

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up.
If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please call 512-441-1555.

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