The Brainerd Rotary Foundation recently awarded $2,500 to the Self-Healing Communities Project
at Bridges of Hope for the development and implementation of a parent education series to benefit parents of Garfield & Lowell Elementary students.
The series will include both Love & Logic parenting classes and Parent Cafes, which are discussion groups providing parents the opportunity for conversations and connection. The Cafe experience focuses on building the five protective factors within families. These protective factors include:
- Resilience: Parent Resilience
- Relationships: Positive Social Connections
- Support: Concrete Support in Times of Need
- Knowledge: Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
- Communication: Social and Emotional Competence
Jodi Kennedy, principal at Garfield Elementary School, and the PTO members will work with Tom & Amy to launch the series. Childcare and meals will be included for the families. The classes will be open to all families attending the Garfield and Lowell Elementary Schools.
Our thanks to the Brainerd Rotary Foundation for their support of this project!
If you would like to learn more about how you can be involved in the Self-Healing Communities Project in Crow Wing County, contact Amy or Tom at 218.825.7682!