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Parenting Workshops from Henry Street Parent Center

Our Parent Center continues to operate remotely online at Zoom. Our next round of 6 and 12-week FREE parenting groups are scheduled to start in mid-April 2021. Upcoming groups will be co-facilitated by Ms. Eve Atkins, MA, MSW (C) and Ms. Qiqi Liang, MHC. Groups include Parenting Children with Special Needs, Parenting Discoveries, The Parenting Journey and Ackerman Institute for the Family Bright Beginnings for Parents of Infants/Toddlers ages 2 to 16 months. Space is limited! Please reach out to for more information about how to enroll and/or how to refer your client(s) for an intake. MARCH/APRIL 2021 PARENT CENTER WORKSHOPS Parent Center Workshop Facilitator Ms. Tera Gurney, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of professional experience in the field of parenting education, mental health and treatment of survivors of sexual violence. She served as Parent Center Social Worker/Program Coordinator from 2014-2017 and has since developed a wide range of family-centered trainings to support healthy child and family development. Tera has presented at national conferences including the Chicagoland Title IX Consortium Conference and National Association of Social Workers Illinois Statewide Conference. She is the proud mother of two young sons including a baby boy born in 2020. NOTE: Workshops are held online via ZOOM video conferencing and require pre-registration. Please see topics, dates, times and registration links below. Participants will need to access the ZOOM App on their phone, computer, or other device in order to participate. For more information about how to download and use Zoom, click here: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting. Participants requesting a Parenting Workshop Certificate will need to arrive no more than 15 minutes after the start of the workshop. Encouraging Children to Read at Home When: Thursday March 25, 2021 10-11 AM EST This workshop will provide specific techniques parents can use to help encourage reading and learning at home. Register here: Engaging Young Children Through Play & Creativity When: Thursday April 1, 2021 10-11 AM EST Designed for caregivers of young children, this workshop will provide an overview of the different types of play and why imaginative play with your child/children is so important to fostering attachment and healthy development. This workshop will also provide ways to engage in play that is fun for the whole family. Register here: What is “Therapy” & How Can it Help? When: Thursday April 8, 2021 10-11 AM EST This workshop will give a basic overview of what ‘therapy” is – mental health counseling – and will provide information on various therapeutic modalities and discuss why therapy is important and how it can help. Register here: Pregnant in a Pandemic: One-Time Support Session for Expectant Mothers When: Thursday April 15, 2021 10-11 AM EST This will be an informal session where expectant mothers can come together and share feelings about pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic and related challenges, and to explore ways to practice self-care and to prepare for birth during this historic time. Register here: Coping with Secondary Trauma and Parenting During COVID When: Thursday April 22, 2021 10-11 AM EST This workshop will include a comprehensive overview of “trauma” and related feelings of burn-out – and what defines “secondary trauma” and how parents who have experienced one, the other, or both can best cope while caring for their children. Register here: Effective Discipline Techniques When: Thursday April 29, 2021 10-11 AM EST Join our Parent Center to learn 15+ effective discipline techniques that caregivers can use with children of all ages. Register here:

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