REAL COMMUNITIES TALK

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REAL COMMUNITIES TALK

February 23 12:30-3:30pm
FREE PUBLIC EVENT

9685 Harvest Hills Blvd

Childcare provided for children 3-10
Children welcome to sit in the events

Talks are for youth and adults

12:30-doors open, free refreshments

12:45pm-2pm “What Does Every Child Need? A Parent Who Will Let Them Fail to Succeed”, Dr. Kelly Schwartz, Associate Professor, School and Applied Child Psychology, U of C

Raising healthy, happy children is the goal of every parent, and yet it seems like the world in which our kids are growing up is more dangerous and unpredictable than ever. As a result, parents are hesitant to give kids opportunities to practice adaptive decision-making and coping skills needed to develop competence, confidence, and self-control. Even though children are safer than ever before in history, some best-intentioned parents are bubblewrapping their kids, leading to a generation of anxious, entitled, and overprotected youth. This session will introduce parents and professionals to evidence and practice that encourages us to provide children with opportunities for failure, for independent play and exploration, and for responsible risk-taking.


2-2:15pm refreshments


2:15-3:30pm “Hope and Mental Wellness”, Ricki Hendrickson, Peer Support Worker

An optimistic conversation on:

How mental wellness skills are critical for caregivers, individuals with illness, and everyone else

How self-management, respect and empowerment can lead to mental strength and resilience

How cultivating effective self-care tool-kits is essential

How living a purposeful life with mental illness is possible with hope, connection and faith in recovery

Register at:  https://bit.ly/2FLelwC