Parent Engagement Month (P.E.M.)

Parent Engagement Month!


The Office of Community Engagement would like to thank our partners who supported the Violence Prevention Partnership’s 2nd Annual
Parent Engagement Month (PEM18). What originated from a concerned parent seeking more resources for her neighborhood, has since developed into an annual series of city-wide events to support Santa Rosa parents of at-risk youth. 

Some of the highlights from this year’s PEM18 include:

  • Measure O Tour on Rosie the Trolley, April 13
    • Over 20 parents toured the City and met with Santa Rosa Police, Fire, and Violence Prevention to hear about the impact of the Measure O Sales Tax.  The tour concluded inside Council Chambers with Councilmember Schwedhelm, the Mayor-appointed Chair to the Partnership’s Policy Team, followed by the group gathering for lunch in downtown’s Old Courthouse Square.
  • Nature Hike at Rancho Mark West, April 21
    • Over 20 parents and children participated in a hike combined with various outdoor activities to bridge the connection between nature, physical education, and mental health.  One of The Partnership’s goals for our community’s parents is to build resiliency through a peer support network when addressing their children’s at-risk behaviors.
  • Social Media Bullying and Sexting Prevention Training, April 25
    • Over 25 parents participated in a training delivered by the District Attorney’s Office, which took a deeper dive into the current trends of social media bullying and harassment that are leading to afterschool violence with our students.