Family Focus
Programs & Ideas | February 2021
Parent Cafe: This Coming Thursday
We are excited to offer our first Parent Cafe, a place for inspiring conversations about how we build trust in our families. Join us to connect with other parents, celebrate victories, explore challenges and learn more about our kids and ourselves. The informal but structured conversations encourage us to reflect on our strengths and share our wisdom and experience with other parents. We will learn about protective factors in families and gain insights and tools for strengthening our families. All parents and grandparents are welcome!

Thursday, February 11th
“I always feel better after a Parent Café. I get in touch with who, and how, I want to be as a parent.”
Do You Need a Vaccine or Health Insurance?
  • For the latest info on when and how you will be able to get the Covid vaccine, dial 2-1-1, or visit our website for links to more resources. Calling your doctor's office is not recommended right now.
  • In response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the federal government is reopening the insurance Marketplace. You can submit a new application or change your plan anytime between Feb. 15 and May 15. Check now to see if you are newly eligible for Marketplace insurance, or if a different plan would save you money or better meet your needs. Contact our enrollment experts at Families First or Goodwin Community Health.
Active Parenting is Back
We had such a great response to our recent Active Parenting program that we are offering it again in March. Sign up today for this 5-week series for parents of kids ages 5-12. Expand your toolbox of strategies for:
  • Reducing power struggles
  • Gaining cooperation
  • Teaching responsibility
  • Building courage, character and self esteem

The Zoom app is required. The meeting link will be emailed before the first class. Participants are encouraged to attend all 5 sessions.
Supporting Your Child Amid Crisis
As caregivers, we face an incredibly challenging situation — how do we keep it together during a global pandemic AND how do we do this while supporting our children?

This series of free webinars from the Center for Trauma-Responsive Practice Change will equip you with strategies to effectively intervene when your child is non-compliant, unengaged, or out-of-control. It is for parents of children of all ages.

Offered in February on Monday or Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. (you choose which works for you) on Zoom.
Taking Care of Yourself during Covid
Taking steps to care for yourself will leave you better able to cope with the demands of your life and to be present for your children. These six questions (created by Brooke Anderson) offer a gentle reminder of small ways that you can take care of yourself during this challenging time. Questions created by Brooke Anderson. Read more about ways to adapt and be kind to yourself here.

Six Daily Questions

  1. What am I grateful for today?
  2. Who am I checking in on or connecting with today?
  3. What expectations of "normal" am I letting go of today?
  4. How am I getting outside today?
  5. How am I moving my body today?
  6. What beauty am I either creating, cultivating or inviting in today?
Congratulations to our Unsung Heroes
To acknowledge the powerful work parents do every day, the NH Children's Trust honors parents, grandparents, caregivers and guardians whose commitment to fostering nurturing environments for their children is inspirational to those around them.

We are pleased to announce that Kate Abbott and Robin Witham are two of the winners of the14th Annual Unsung Heroes Award.

Kate and Robin have participated in many of our programs over the years, and we are grateful for all of the kindness, empathy and wisdom they have shared with us.

They are both are doing an amazing job keeping their families safe, strong and successful. Congratulations to Kate and Robin on this well-deserved recognition!
The NH Children's trust will be celebrating the Heroes throughout February on their social media feeds. Follow them on social media to help honor these amazing parents and caregivers, and learn more on their website.