Workshops and Speaking

Parent Coach Mercedes Samudio, LCSW does parenting workshops for both parents and professionals that shed light on common parenting issues and skills needed to be effective in working with families.


 Workshop Topics

  • Social Media Safety: Creating Healthy Habits and Setting Up Safety on Devices

In this 4 hour parenting workshop for parents and professionals I share practical strategies to help kids and teens learn healthy habits online and on devices. This is a hands-on, interactive experience where you not only learn the strategies but you get the chance to role play how this could look in your home.

  • Using Nonviolent Communication in Families: Effective Parenting Techniques for Creating Connection in Families

In this 6 hour workshop for parents and professionals you’ll learn what nonviolent communication is and how using it can build more connection and less disconnect in families.

  • Healing The Breaks: Repairing the Parent-Child Relationship

This 4 hour parenting workshop for both parents and professionals will get a chance to learn what it takes to repair ruptures in the parent-child relationship through attachment based philosophies.

  • Working With Families in Survival Mode: Being An Effective Clinician In An Ineffective System

Between paperwork, managing documentation, learning how to be effective in the field, and developing your own clinical skills, working with families in the nonprofit/agency sector can be difficult and stressful for clinicians. In this 6 hour workshop for professionals, you will learn the strategies and skills to be effective with families while doing field based services and create real change for the populations who need it most.

  • Parenting Tweens: A Workshop for Parents Raising Children Ages 8-13

In this 6 hour workshop, we talk about the barriers and the struggles that come with raising tweens. Using nonviolent parenting and attachment parenting techniques as the foundation for this workshop, we explore effective and useful strategies that will equip you with the tools you need to raise a healthy tween and make the transition into adolescence a little easier! This workshop is great for parents, non-parents, and professionals.


Past Workshops & Speaking Engagements

Working With Families: A Collaborative and Empowering Approach – Weber Community Center, Los Angeles, CA – workshop for a clinical team working with Full Service Partnership/Wraparound families in South Central Los Angeles focusing on working with families, including a discussion on family systems theory, family therapy approaches, and creating therapeutic alliances with the whole family unit.

Working With Families: A Collaborative and Empowering Approach – Chapman University, Orange, CA – guest lecture for an undergraduate abnormal psychology class focusing on working with families, including a discussion on family systems theory, family therapy approaches, and creating therapeutic alliances with the whole family unit.

Social Media Safety: Creating Healthy Habits and Setting Up Safety on Devices – Beswick Elementary School  Tustin, CA – parenting workshop focusing on helping parents of elementary school children develop safe habits with social media and technology.

Technology and Preschoolers – Los Alamitos Unified School District, Los Alamitos, CA – talked with parents about helping preschoolers develop healthy habits around technology.

Parenting Q&A Forum – St. Wilfred Church, Huntington Beach, CA – talked to parents about their current issues in raising children and answered questions to help them feel empowered and confident!

Parenting Q&A Forum – Mark Twain Middle School, Los Angeles, CA – open parenting forum for parents of middle schoolers about how to help their tween be healthy and successful!

Managing Meltdowns For Kindergarten Parents – Los Alamitos Unified School District, Los Alamitos, CA – workshop discussing how to manage meltdowns for parents with kindergarteners, as well as facilitated an open parenting Q&A

How To Cope With Technology In Your Home – Move It Momma! Fitness Studio – Costa Mesa, CA – talked to families about managing technology in their homes and how to create tech plans that minimize screen time


Intersted In Having Me Speak?

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW is a parent coach who can come to speak to your organization about common parenting concerns, effective parenting strategies, effectively engaging parents, and how to work with families. Along with the topics listed above, Mercedes is available to do Q&A forums, small discussions, and workshops that fit the needs of your community.

If you are interested in having Mercedes come speak at your next event, please send an email to info@theparentingskill.com.