Let's Catch-up: October 2022
Our mission is to empower families to foster resilience and prioritize mental health and emotional wellness in their children through educational programming, access to resources, and peer support. 
This Thursday:
A Community Conversation for Parents
Presentation sponsored in part by members of the
GBN Community Mental Health Partnership: 
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Northbrook Public Library
Pick up The Self Driven Child and What Do You Say? at the Northbrook Public Library or buy their books from The Book Bin at the event.
Also In this Issue
  • Lunch & Learn: How to Find Joy with Your Kids When They Aren't So Enjoyable
  • Parent Support Network
  • Coffee Talk: New Dates!
  • Parents Connect: Join a Group
  • Parenting the Mental Health Generation: Executive Functioning
  • CATCH in the Community
  • My Red Said
  • One last laugh... A CATCH Cackle!
Lunch & Learn
How to Find Joy with Your Kids When They Aren't So Enjoyable

Tuesday, November 15th
Via Zoom

Connecting with our kids isn't always easy, especially when they are pushing ALL of our buttons.
But it's in the toughest moments that our kids need us to show up for them the most.

Join Susan Millner, LCSW, and learn some helpful tips for finding joy with our kids... even on the hard days.
Watch Previous Presentations...

Recordings of all of our Lunch & Learn programs, including the most recent talk on Tech Transitions, are available on the CATCH website. Watch here.
CATCH Lunch & Learn programs are supported by a generous grant from the Northbrook Woman's Club.
Parent Support Network
Parenting is hard, but it can feel more manageable when we support one another. And that's why we created the Parent Support Network.

It offers parents and caregivers access to personalized resources as well as opportunities to connect with other parents and learn from peers in small, confidential groups.

Join one of our programs listed below, visit our website for resources, or reach out for individual help.

We are here for you.
Coffee Talk
Coffee Talk: New Dates!

Do you feel isolated parenting a child who struggles with their mental health?
Do you have trouble finding people who understand what's happening in your house?

Spend an hour with people who get it at a CATCH Coffee Talk.

We are meeting via Zoom for our health and because we know it's often easier to hop online in the midst of a busy day. Sign up to receive the Zoom link.

Prioritize your mental health with the self-care of a CATCH Coffee Talk. #TalkAboutIt
Parents Connect
Parents Connect

If you're asking, What else can I do to help my child with their mental health issues? The answer is: Find support for yourself!

Parents Connect groups are made up of 4 to 8 adults who are caring for children of similar ages.

We meet weekly to provide a place where people can share their experiences in a confidential setting. Learn more.
CATCH Podcast
Parenting the Mental Health Generation
Have you spent hours arguing with your teen about cleaning their room? Are you wondering why your middle schooler can't start their homework?

Perhaps they need help building their Executive Functioning (EF) skills.

In this episode of Parenting the Mental Health Generation, our hosts, Lisa and Amy, talk about EF with Stacey Mautner, ADHD Coach & Advocate.
Find the CATCH podcast anywhere you get your podcasts.
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Parenting the Mental Health Generation, the CATCH podcast, is also available on the CATCH YouTube Channel.
My Red Said
Thank you to all of our community partners who participated in My Red Said.

  • Glenbrook North H.S.
  • Glenbrook South H.S.
  • Field Middle School
  • Maple School
  • Northbrook Junior High
  • Wood Oaks Junior High
  • Basu Coffee Bar & Vietnamese Eatery
  • The Book Bin
  • Family Service Center
  • Landmark Inn
  • Northbrook Public Library
  • Northbrook Village Hall
  • North Suburban YMCA
  • Swanson's Blossom Shop
  • Trattoria Oliverii

We hope this mental health awareness campaign made it a little easier to initiate those difficult conversations about emotional wellness.

What does your red say?
Thank you, Northfield Township!

My Red Said stations at schools were sponsored by the Northfield Township Non-profit Service Agency Grant.
CATCH in the Community
Northbrook Park District
Autumn Fest
Northbrook District 27
PTA Council 5K
One last laugh...
Laughter increases oxygen to the heart, increases the endorphins released by your brain, and improves your mood. 

This month's CATCH Cackle comes courtesy of The Far Side!
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