Single Parent Conference
Saturday, August 11, 2018
8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rockville Campus, Science Center
Mother with young child

Being a single parent in today’s world can be demanding—and stressful. If you are a single parent, you are busy raising your children, managing your family’s finances, creating life-work balance, and seeking support networks.

Montgomery College wants to connect single-parent families with the resources necessary to thrive. In this one-day seminar, you can get the help you need to succeed—and talk with other single parents facing the same challenges.

The conference will take place Saturday, August 11, 2018, on the Rockville Campus in the Science Center. Please enter through the building's main entrance, which faces the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center and parking lots (see campus map). Attendees will participate in workshops, visit with exhibitors, and connect with other parents. The conference and parking are free. Lunch is included and limited free childcare will be available. (NOTE: As of July 5, the free childcare is full. We are no longer accepting registrations for child respite care.) A private nursing station will be available for breastfeeding mothers. 

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Conference Itinerary

See the schedule for the conference. 

See the schedule for the conference. 

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.: Check-In
Attendees check in, drop off children at respite child care, and visit exhibitors 

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.: Welcome and Introductions 
Beverly Coleman delivers opening remarks and introduces Dr. Stephen Cain and Dr. Zeporia Smith; Dr. Cain and Dr. Smith welcome attendees

9:10 - 10:05 a.m.: Plenary Session - Financial Literacy to Empower Your Family
Brief introduction from experts in financial literacy offering budgeting strategies, credit management and identity fraud prevention. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

10:10 - 11:05 a.m.: Workshop Session One
Attendees will select one of the following workshops during the registration process (see workshop descriptions): 

  • Get All Your Money: Building Savings with Tax Credits
  • The Social and Safety Aspects of Dating as a Single Parent
  • Paying for College (For You and/or Your Child)
  • Multigenerational Households
  • Managing Your Credit
  • Challenges to Maintaining Employment, Essential Skills in the Workplace
  • Resume Writing - Limited Work Experience
  • Exploring Jobs and Education with Career Coach

11:10 - 12:05 p.m.: Workshop Session Two
Attendees will select one of the following workshops during the registration process (see workshop descriptions):

  • Get All Your Money: Building Savings with Tax Credits
  • Individual and Family Safety When Dating
  • Money Matters
  • Becoming a Home Owner - What You Need to Know Before You Purchase
  • Family Law, Child Support, Child Custody, and Grandparent Rights
  • Training and Education Opportunities for You and Your Child
  • Healthy Eating on a Budget
  • Resume Writing
  • Understanding Affordable Housing Opportunities
  • Finding Employment Opportunities - Essential Strategies for Landing Your Next Job

12:10 - 1:05 p.m.: Workshop Session Three 
Attendees will select one of the following workshops during the registration process (see workshop descriptions): 

  • Navigating Financial Aid Resources for College
  • Exploring Jobs and Education with Career Coach
  • Fathers Raising Daughters
  • Mothers Raising Sons
  • Interviewing and Follow-Up
  • Meditation: A Way to Self-Care
  • Preparing for and Understanding Your Child’s IEP Meeting
  • Finding Employment Opportunities - Essential Strategies for Landing Your Next Job

1:05 - 2:00 p.m.: Lunch and Visit Exhibitors
Lunch and campus tour; pick up children from respite care; visit with exhibitors 

 

Conference Sponsors

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