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6-8th Grade

Raising Resilience serves parents, grandparents, educators, and caretakers with tools that address priority topics concerning youth at different ages and stages. While many of our programs address multiples age groups, this page highlights some of the content most focused on 6th through 8th grade. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for tips and articles and visit our blog, programs, and resource pages to view our full list of programs and content.

Connections Café Video Library
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The following videos are of past CONNECTIONS CAFÉ sessions. We encourage donations to support the continuation of this free virtual parent support program to help families in our communities thrive. Thank you!

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Raising Good Humans: Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting

Guest Speakers: Author, Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE

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Executive Functioning Skills w/ The Guidance Team

Guest Speakers: Shealeen Kennedy, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA (Building Blocks NW) and Marcee Ben-Menachem, M.Ed., NBCT, LMHCA (Compass Counseling & Coaching)


Let’s Talk About Race

Guest Speakers: Karen Vargas & Chasity Malatesta from BISD's Multicultural Advisory Council (MAC) and Spencer Bispham & Sarah Bukair from BISD's Youth Social Justice League


Body Image & Disordered Eating

Guest Speakers: Erin Earle, MA, LMHC; Emily Bell, Cn; Helen Burke (parent); Lila Schroer (student)

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Substance Abuse Prevention Panel

Guest Speakers: Sarah Frost, MSW(BISD School Social Worker); Aubrey Lough, SUDP, LMFT (Creating Growth Counseling); Kelsey Lynch, MSW (BIPD Community Health Navigator); Megan Moore, MPH (KPHD Healthy Communities Specialist)

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Gender Dysphoria, Language, and Transitions

Guest Speakers: Dr. Matt Goldenberg


Validating Your Child’s Independence

Guest Speakers: Courtney Oliver, LMHC and Helen Burke from Bainbridge Youth Services


Parental Role in Your Child's Athletic Experience

Guest Speakers: Ian McCallum, BIFC's Director of Coaching

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