Laney College

Parent/Caregiver Support Meetings

Parent/Caregiver Support Meetings

These meetings are designed to give parents and caregivers tools to best support their students while they complete their high school diplomas and take college courses. While these meetings are facilitated by professionals, the purpose of the meetings is for parents to exchange the tips and tricks that they have found useful in supporting their youths, and for parents and caregivers to support each other.

Gateway to College is a second chance education option and many of the students who attend may find the transition from not attending/not doing well in school to attending and receiving good grades difficult to manage. This can lead to stressful situations in the home. What follows is a list of some of the topics that will be discussed to mitigate this stress:

  • The effects of trauma on learning
  • Learning styles
  • How to praise and reward effectively
  • Effective consequences/sanctions
  • Developmental Theory
  • Establishing and upholding firm limits
  • Resume writing/Completing applications

What follows are the dates and times of the Parent/Caregiver support meetings:

Requirements for Attendance

    • Reserve a space by calling 510.986.6941 or by emailing us at
    • Arrive on time

Location of Parent/Caregiver Support Meetings Sessions

    • Information Sessions are held at Laney College, Building A, Room 203 (second floor)
    • Laney College is located one block south of the Lake Merritt BART station and is also served by AC Transit; metered street parking is available near the campus (free after 6:00 p.m.)

Additional Information

    • Parents, counselors, friends and agency case managers, and/or loving and interested parties of ¬†students are welcome and encouraged to attend.