Be sure to sign up for the winter session of parent chat!
Talk with mental health professionals and other parents in a safe and supportive environment. Occurs twice a month at 7pm. Please note if you registered for the Fall session, you will still need to register for Winter.
Wednesday, February 3 - Talking Consent with Christy Keating of Savvy Parents, Safe Kids
Wednesday, February 17 - Healthy Teen Relationships with Libby Gutschenritter of One Love
LINKS CONTINUES TO IMPACT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
Typically you'd find a mentor and their lunch buddy hanging out during the lunch hour, bonding over easy conversation, crafts, or other interactive activities all in support of the young student's social-emotional development.
With the pandemic, the program has transitioned to carefully monitored emails, letters and video chats. We know this program is making a impact with student survey results showing that they enjoy spending time with their Lunch Buddy and feel that their Lunch Buddy cares about.
Hearing "I really needed a friend and to know I wasn't forgotten" touches our hearts and lets us know this work is making a difference.
FIND YOUR FIT's standardized testing - what now?
A common source of stress and anxiety for students is standardized testing (ACT and SAT). COVID-19 had many colleges go test-optional or test-blind this year. Parents and high school students are welcome to join independent college counselor, Mary Pat O'Neil and guest speaker Matt Steiner of Compass Test Prep for an upcoming webinar:
Standardized Testing - What Now?
*NEW DATE* Tuesday, January 26 from 7pm-8pm
**To all who registered for January 13th's webinar that was cancelled due to power outages, there is no need to register again for January 26. Please only register to attend if you haven't already done so. Thank you!**
Learn how test scores are used in the admission process, the differences between the two tests and strategies behind submitting or not submitting test scores. Free to attend, only prior registration required!
Catch Balance in Mind on Instagram @balance.in.mind for teen acitivites, Inspiration, stories and more!
Mindful moments with Marrie - every second Wednesday of the month at 9pm! How's your mood? Have stress? Anxiety? Chat with Marrie live for some tips! She is here for YOU!
Real Talk - every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4:30pm on Instagram live! Listen to young adults share their own stories about life, relationship struggles, depression, anxiety, self-care tips, racial issues, gender identity and more. Ask them questions or share your story!