Issue: May 2022

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May Event Spotlight:

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Join Tori Algiere of the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center on Zoom to learn about the complex dynamics of child abuse and neglect. The session will cover recognizing the signs and symptoms of child abuse, responding appropriately, understanding what it means to be a mandated reporter, and building resilient youth.

Register for this workshop here.

Free Parenting & Childcare Educator Classes

See our upcoming offerings and register for classes on Eventbrite. Click "Follow" to get notified when more events are added!

NEST Empowerment Center Open House

Don't miss the Spring 2022 NEST Empowerment Center Open House! We are celebrating a marvelous year at The NEST and would love for our community to celebrate alongside us. Students will be giving tours and sharing stories with visitors. Meet our 2022 Seniors and meet Community Partners spotlighting their work with our NESTlings.

Read more here.


We are excited to return in person for the 20th annual Committed to Kids summer conference! 

  • Two days of high quality training
  • Up to 15 hours of training credit
  • Special "Girls Night Out" with Paint with Me Kimberly Keller

Click here for the class descriptions.

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Register here starting May 1st!

Click on "Committed to Kids" from the homepage.

Coming soon!

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Free Summer Kids' Activities

Bridges to Growth's FREE summer kids' activity calendar is coming soon! Registration for June events will open May 16th. Registration will be available on Eventbrite.

Click here to follow us for event notifications!

Developmental Relationships: Sharing Power

Sharing power is key to healthy family relationships. Just considering that statement can be scary to some adults! In fact, a 2017 Search Institute survey found that just 58% of parents reported that they shared power with their kids and teens. 

Research shows that sharing power makes a positive difference in how kids grow up. Kids and teens feel valued when their voices are heard, and they build social skills in communication, negotiation, and problem solving. Being involved in decision making and practicing leadership skills with caring adults gives kids an ideal opportunity to develop responsibility and self confidence. 

Search Institute has identified four actions that parents and caregivers can do to share power with kids and teens:

  • Respect each other: Take each other seriously and treat each other fairly.
  • Include each other: Involve each other in decisions that affect them.
  • Collaborate: Work together to solve problems and reach goals.
  • Let everyone lead: Create opportunities for all to take action and lead.

Sharing power looks different in different families. Family culture, kids ages and stages, and individual personalities all influence how power can be shared. Using the four actions, try to think about how your family could successfully share power.

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Sharing Power Video

Learn more about Sharing Power from Search Institute by clicking the video link.

Upcoming Kids Events

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Upcoming Parent & Educator Workshops

Bridges to Growth is excited to offer both in-person and virtual

parenting and childcare provider workshops. Sign up today!

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A community where no child is hungry, hurt, alone or rejected, and where all children and youth believe they are loved, respected and treated with dignity.

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