The work of Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. provides the content for this café-style training. The focus is on helping parents and caregivers understand that discipline is teaching and impacts brain development. Topics include natural reactions to threats, body language, connecting emotionally first, redirecting and teaching strategies.
Art-Based Self-Care Workshop
Participants in this workshop practice writing, art and relaxation activities aimed at reflecting on self-care and considering the value of these activities in their lives as a way to reduce stress and practice gratitude. Other topics include recognizing and responding to compassion fatigue and secondary trauma.
Circle of Security
Circle of Security helps adults understand children’s emotional world by learning to read and respond to emotional cues, big feelings, and enhance the development of their child’s self-esteem and sense of security.
Family Journaling Workshop
This group is for parents/caregivers and kids who want to learn about the benefits of journaling. Participants engage in activities to express emotions positively, increase coping skills, build resilience, and strengthen communication and attachment.