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MONTHLY PARENT WORKSHOPS

HELPING US BE BETTER FAMILIES:   

Everyone knows that teachers go every month to classes for professional development; they are always learning to be better teachers, techniques, discuss issues, keep up with the times, etc...

WHERE DO PARENTS GO if they they need more training, or new help or support?

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They can come to Workshops in our  Community Café!

OUR CURRENT SERIES IS COMING OUT IN OCTOBER 2019!

PLEASE RSVP ASAP!

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NAMI "COLLABORATION"  Ready in 2019!!

THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE CLASS FOR PARENTS ON COLLABORATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING.

We encourage all families with difficult behaviors, conflict, and generally troubled relationships between parents and children to join us.  This class will teach you special techniques to manage behavior, skills you can apply to any situation.

A FIVE-WEEK commitment is required.

Child-care is provided.

Good for families with children aged 3 and above:  as long as they understand verbal / language commands.

"APPY HOUR"

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP ON APPS, PARENTAL CONTROLS


Bring your own device, learn options for protecting your children, how to monitor activity, bring your questions, try to stump our technical expert.

we recommend you discuss with your family before you install and monitor.  Refer to Dr. Farrell's material on trust, collaborative problem solving and contracts.


The Lay of the Land: Schools and Screens

Meet the team working with our kids at Walsh Intermediate.

Discuss the 1:1 ratio, rules and regulations, "what-if" scenarios, how to prepare for when things go wrong.

Put names to faces: school social worker, guidance counselor, IT, digital media, etc.

This will be held at the FACULTY Room in WIS.

starts at 6:30pm

The Device and the Law

Join us for a presentation with School Resource Officer about the law in Connecticut, who is held responsible, what are the repercussions of breaking the law depending on the age group.

Discussion and presentation are free and open to the public.


Register so we have enough material for everyone!

DR. ALICIA FARRELL WORKSHOP

JOIN US for the next installment of the Growing Healthy Families in the Digital Age! 

FEBRUARY 6, 2018

Program will run from 6:30pm - 8:00pm  


please let us know if you need childcare.  We will have volunteers running a CRAFT!


always free

always open to everyone

always there for community!

ScreenAgers - Kick-off event - 2018 Series

RAISING HEALTHY FAMILIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE

We're partnering with Branford Public Schools to bring families a series of events to look closely and THOUGHFULLY at the various aspects of digital lives of our children.


The documentary Screenagers touches briefly on the different areas and will be a great start to the discussion.


In February, we'll have expert speaker and cognitive psychologist give us tools for approaching the subject at home, contracts, ways to prepare conversation, etc.


in March, the school will host SRO talking about the legal issues surrounding behaviors online.


April the schools talk about screen time, lay of the land in the school, meet the staff and admin.

and more to come later in the Spring!

UPCOMING   MEETINGS 2019 - 2020 

What would you like to see?

Do you have a special need or interest?

Could you SPONSOR a workshop?

Contact us:   [email protected]

SCREEN-AGERS THE NEXT CHAPTER!

A community Conversation about Screen Time, 

Quality Content and 

Family Bonding

Dad!  CALLING ALL DADS!

Bring your topics 

or concerns, share stories with other fathers, find support  and resources 

JUST FOR DAD!

ANGST!!

Helping children cope with anxiety.  Struggles often go unnoticed. Come with your doubts to the full series!

THE MASK YOU LIVE IN

 a constructive & positive conversation about the expectation we place on boys to be MANLY.  How to teach young men to be OK with their just being human

HOW TO TALK WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT …

Real strategies for helping children and adults of all ages connect around stressful topics.

Discussion on topics of your choosing… register ahead..

NAVIGATING SCHOOLS

Wonder who you can go to

at the district? Need to figure out the network of schools?

Meet teachers, staff and admin from each school

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT II

Collaborative Problem Solving for families facing tough behavior and challenges.

We'll get: plans, strategies, & parent training.l

GET OUTDOORS! Families finding ways to unplug AND reconnect in Branford’s amazing landscape !

SIGN UP TODAY!

We will hold our events on the First Wednesday of Every Month starting at 6:30pm UNLESS PUBLISHED AHEAD OF TIME.  Most of our workshops will run 1.5 hours.

They are all FREE of charge to Branford residents.

Childcare is available.


WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO REGISTER for our events.

We never charge for the workshops!  Anyone can attend!


We also need to know if you will need child-care so you can participate fully.  

If there are events which include the children, we will alert you ahead of time.


When you register, we will ask you for the age or grade the child attends in order to have enough child-care providers and to help us plan activities for them.


We will not share any of this information with anyone!

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