FocusedKids is gearing up for one of Carbondale’s most festive First Friday celebrations of the year – the Family Block Party & Pride Parade on May 6th!
FocusedKids is a community-based program that teaches children about their brains and to provide strategies to help them self-regulate. The FocusedKids core program offers a classroom curriculum teaching three parts of the brain, both live and online. Participants learn how the brain works and practice exercises that help calm and focus. Both teachers and children participate using FocusedKids supporting materials and a well-defined implementation schedule.
Hemos creado este proyecto como una forma de ayudar a las familias, profesores, y cuidadores de nuestra comunidad a empezar a mejorar después de un año de muchos desafíos y confusión. Un concepto fundamental de FocusedKids incluye crear un Lugar-de-la -calma en el aula o en casa. Lo que siempre ayuda a reiniciar y estar enfocado es crear algo nuevo. Descansar y hablar acerca de cómo nos sentimos en un lugar seguro nos provee oportunidades para sanar los efectos de un trauma.
We created this project as a way to help families, teachers, and caregivers in our community begin to heal after a challenging and confusing year. A core concept of FocusedKids includes creating a calm-down space in the classroom or at home. What always helps to reset and focus us is creating something new. Resting and talking about how we are in a safe place provide ways out of the effects of trauma.
Here at FocusedKids we are trying not to exhaust ourselves by worrying about plans for the upcoming Holidays. We are reminding ourselves to be patient and grateful, and figure we are successful in those endeavors about 40% of the time. (Truth: maybe only 30%!). We hope the following tips will help you navigate the holiday season however you plan to spend it.
Join the conversation with FocusedKids and parents as we navigate these challenging times. FocusedKids’ new parent program aims to support families as you prepare to send your children back to school virtually or in-person this Fall. We will provide parents with calming strategies so you can show up for yourself and kids in a healthy way.
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