News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


Subject :

City of Irvine to Host Mayor’s Forum on Children’s Well-being
Contact :Public Information Office    949-724-6253

Free educational event featuring expert speakers in the areas of autism, bullying prevention, youth stress and risky behavior prevention, and bicycle safety

IRVINE, CA (August 23, 2013):
  The Irvine community is invited to attend the Mayor’s Forum on Children’s Well-being Thursday, September 12 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Senior Center.

A component of the City of Irvine’s Strategic Plan for Children, Youth and Families, this educational event features multiple breakout sessions by expert speakers in the areas of:

·         Autism - brain activation therapy as an effective treatment for autism; and technology-based solutions to enhance learning and communication skills for children on the autism spectrum;

·         Bullying Prevention - risks and potential consequences of cyber bullying; what parents can do to prevent or respond to bullying; and bullying prevention in schools;

·         Youth Stress and Risky Behavior Prevention -  causes, signs and symptoms of major depression in youth and prevention strategies; current youth drug trends and strategies parents can use to prevent risky behavior; and

·         Bicycle and Personal Safety - instruction on proper bicycle maintenance, helmet fit and how to navigate streets and trails when riding.

A resource area with informational booths and materials from local youth-serving organizations will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. 

Admission is free; child care for children 4 years of age and older will be provided. Child care activities include a free hockey clinic hosted by former Anaheim Ducks defenseman Jason Marshall and the Anaheim Ducks Street Team.

Register online at or call 949-724-6610. To register online, enter class number 131075 for the forum and 131076 for child care.

For additional program information, call 949-724-6690.

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit