Wellness Workshops and Training Sessions

  • Register now for one of these free workshops or training sessions, open to everyone!

    Stress Management and Wellness Skills

    Manage stress by learning to read your body’s reactions in order to bring your mind, body, and spirit into greater balance. The Community Resiliency Model® (CRM) is used in our schools and encourages the strengthening of both individual and community resiliency through the promotion of living fully with compassion in the present moment while managing the activities of daily living. Sessions are open to all families, parents, caretakers and students.

    Starting Jan. 22, there will be multiple sessions offered on weeknights and Saturday mornings through May. Sign up for a session.

    Contact Melaine Ewing at mewing@wcpss.net with questions.

    Circle Connections

    Learn more about one of the tools of Restorative Practices used in our schools, the Circle Process. The Circle is an organized group discussion that allows everyone to share openly when they feel comfortable. This often leads to improved behavior, increased accountability, and strengthening relationships. The Circle is a facilitated dialogue process that is invitational, meaning that no one is required to participate.

    Starting Feb. 7, there will be monthly virtual information sessions held through May. See below for Spanish-language sessions. Sign up for an upcoming session.
     
    If you have additional questions, contact M. Southern at msouthern@wcpss.net.

    The Circle (El Círculo) es una discusión grupal guiada por un facilitador y que es parte del conjunto de herramientas de prácticas restaurativas, que permite a todos compartir abiertamente cuando se sienten cómodos. Este proceso a menudo conduce a un mejor comportamiento, un mayor compromiso propio y un fortalecimiento de las relaciones interpersonales.

    Próximamente se ofrecerán múltiples sesiones informativas para que los padres aprendan más sobre este proceso, incluidas las sesiones que se ofrecen en español.

    Las sesiones informativas en español se llevarán a cabo:

    • El 24 de enero, 6-7:30pm
    • El 14 de marzo, 6-7:30pm

    Inscríbase para una sesión. 

    Keeping Kids Emotionally & Physically Safe

    WCPSS Crisis Prevention and Intervention Specialists provide families with resources, discuss risk factors, and describe warning signs on suicide and self-harming behaviors. Dates to be announced soon. 

    If you have immediate or urgent concerns about someone hurting themselves, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-SUICIDE. 

    Effects of Stressful Childhood Experiences

    View a special screening of the documentary RESILIENCE and participate in a discussion afterwards. RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary explaining the science of how divorce, abuse, neglect, and other Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect children’s development and health in adulthood. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. Physicians, educators, social workers and communities profiled in RESILIENCE are using cutting edge science to help break the cycles of adversity and disease to treat and prevent toxic stress. View dates and register.

    Virtual Parent Summit

    National education and child development experts discuss the challenges and opportunities of virtual learning, focusing on student engagement, child behavior, and why it’s important to take care of yourself and your happiness. The experts share strategies, solutions, and encouragement to help students and families thrive during these unusual times.

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