NEW! RAISING RESILIENCE VIDEO LIBRARY
On-Demand Parenting Tools and Strategies to Access When You Need Them Most
WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER
Raising Resilience is a 501(c)3 nonprofit (and One Call for All agency) with a vision to help all families flourish. In order to remain inclusive and keep programs accessible, we rely on sponsorships from community-minded organizations and businesses, and donations from members of our community.
Your contribution helps cover a portion of the cost to produce this new video library option and reach more parents with education, resources, and connections that help families thrive.
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CONNECTIONS CAFE Spring 2020 Topics and Speakers
Boosting Your Immune System & Your Mood (4/7/20 Session)
Guest speaker, Stephanie Dalton (Holistic Nutritionist & Health Coach), talks about how to BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM AND YOUR MOOD during a pandemic.
Parenting with Compassion (4/21/20 session)
Guest speaker, Betsy Lydle Smith, is a lifelong educator and founder of Virtues Training (and ArtStar) and a Master Facilitator for The Virtues Project. Betsy gives us tips on PRACTICING COMPASSION with yourself and your children as you navigate this challenging time together.
Visit www.virtuescards.org and share The Gifts of Character
Mindful Parenting Through Crisis (5/5/20 session)
Guest speaker, Jendi Watson, is a certified Hakomi therapist. Jendi leads participants through a meditation and gives tips on how to PRACTICE MINDFUL PARENTING by accessing your parenting superpower (your wise self) in order to reduce stress.
Validating Your Child's Need for Independence (5/19/20 session)
Guest speakers, Courtney Oliver, LMHC and Helen Burke from Bainbridge Youth Services, give a counselor’s view on FOSTERING INDEPENDENCE and supporting your child’s emotional needs during COVID-19.
Positive Parenting Solutions (6/9/20 Session)
Guest speaker, Peggy Koivu (Certified Positive Parenting Facilitator and co-founder of the Odyssey Multiage Program), talks about how to find more joy in parenting by reducing power struggles with POSITIVE PARENTING STRATEGIES.
The Parental Role in Your Child's Athletic Experience (6/23/20 Session)
Guest speaker, Ian McCallum - BIFC's Director of Coaching - discusses how to SUPPORT YOUR YOUNG ATHLETE. He gives tips on how to encourage our children, hold them accountable, and foster their independence - as they navigate team sports.
Let's Talk About Racism (6/30/20 Session)
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 TALK ABOUT RACISM in a local and broader context including how social media is shaping the narrative for our youth and how parents can overcome the fear of saying the wrong thing.