APRIL 2020
THE CADY CONNECTION
Due to the social distancing requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic, CADY, along with our colleagues, have had to get a little creative with our outreach, we call it Outreach-on-the-Go!

We are excited to be able to provide online opportunities that inspire and support self-care and keep you connected with others in this time of isolation. We invite you to check out three wonderful and unique events, all listed below, there is a little something for everyone!
 
Please take good care during these challenging times, the only way out is through!

Best,
Emily Shanahan
CADY Outreach Coordinator
Upcoming Events
The Place We Call Home: A Reflective Art Show
presented by: Dr. Maria Sanders
Wednesday, April 22nd from 7-8:30pm
Hosted by the CADY's Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Dr. Maria Sanders will facilitate a reflective art show for participants to share artwork created by themselves or others and/or family members depicting how COVID-19 is changing the places we call home. At a time when the majority of the world is self-quarantined, our homes have taken on the role of school, work, entertainment, etc.

This show will include all types of artwork from paintings and drawings to sculptures and craft projects. We look forward to having you share a piece of artwork that captures how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the place you call home and join us on Zoom for a fun and reflective discussion on the changing place we call home.

Please RSVP to Liz Brochu at ebrochu@cadyinc.org for Event ID and Password
Climb Above Addiction
April 25th from 10am-4pm
Please join us on April 25th! We are thrilled and honored that PSU Professor Dr. Bonnie Bechard and her Social Entrepreneurship students are hosting the 3rd Annual Climb Above Addiction to benefit two of CADY's programs: Restorative Justice and Alex's Story, our collaboration with the PSU TIGER Program. Normally planned as a family friendly field day, this year's event has been reimagined online due to the need for social distancing from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the day's events which include live streaming of yoga, music from the Uncle Steve Band, cooking lessons, pet therapy and more!

For more information visit: www.climbaboveaddiction.com
Parenting Through a Pandemic:
The Do's and Don'ts of Being Stuck in the House
presented by: Lynn Lyons
Thursday, April 30th from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Hosted by the CADY's Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

Families are on a roller coaster of emotions as we continue to isolate. Lynn Lyons, a therapist and expert on anxiety in families, will talk about the ways that parents can help themselves and their children navigate the uncertainty, irritation, worry, and loss that we’re all experiencing. And, she’ll talk about the opportunities in front of us, too, including the importance of play and connection that will help sustain us.
  
Please RSVP to Liz Brochu at ebrochu@cadyinc.org for Event ID and Password
A Letter to the Senior Class from
CADY Restorative Justice Director Doug Moorhead
To the class of 2020. As I listened to the Governor announce to the State of New Hampshire that the school year would end with remote learning I could only think of the senior class. This is not the worst thing that will happen in your lifetime, but still, it has got to be tough. You have had the culmination of 12 years of school stolen from you. Not by an evil group or a maniacal villain, but by a virus, something that you can’t even see. Continue reading
Resources and Support
Parenting Tips in the Time of COVID-19
To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, the World Health Organization has released these six one-page tips for parents that cover planning, one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behavior, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19.

"My Hero is You"
Children's Book on COVID-19
“My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was developed through the storytelling of over 1,700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers about how they were coping during this challenging time.

The Central NH Community Opioid Response Program is supporting the CDC, DHHS, and state guidelines/recommendations of social distancing to reduce the infection risks of COVID-19. In the midst of our current environment, the need for this programming does not go away and in fact, may even increase the need for support. To address this need, they have developed the webpage: Central NH Community Opioid Response Training Opportunities & Resources . On this page you will find resources regarding COVID-19 as well supports across the continuum of care. You never know when you could help someone in need just by sharing this information. Please contact Tara at tgraham@midstatehealth.org to be added to the weekly digest email of updates.
Supporting Child and Family Wellbeing During
the COVID-19 Emergency
Parents and other caregivers are their children’s most important protectors and may need extra support during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to check in with caregivers and children you interact with to ask how they’re doing and what they need. Lending an ear and helping families access available supports can go a long way to keeping families well.

Check out these tips from the National Institute of Mental Health
on coping with stress, anxiety and COVID-19
Building Developmental Relationships During the COVID-19 Crisis
This checklist from Search Institute encourages parents, educators, youth program staff and other adults to continue to build developmental relationships with young people in the critical weeks ahead. Their research shows that young people have better outcomes, their risk behaviors are lower, and they are more likely to be on the path to thrive in life.

Building Resilience to Support Ourselves,
Others, and Our Students
This free webinar presented by CASEL CARES provides helpful self-care and mindfulness exercises in response to today’s circumstances. This webinar features Mark Greenberg, Christa Turksma, and Velma Cobb from Creating Resilience for Educators, Administrators and Teachers (CREATE).

What's Happening in Our Community?
We Will Get Through This Together!

Join the town of Plymouth in supporting the orange ribbon and light campaign to symbolize strength, endurance and optimism during this difficult time. The color orange combines the physical energy and stimulation of red with the cheerfulness of yellow. It offers emotional strength in difficult times and can rejuvenate our spirits. To support this campaign, put an orange ribbon or light outside your home or business!
The Junior Action Club (JAC) has been working on their
Positive Message Campaign!
Check out all their beautiful messages in front of CADY on Highland Street!
Thank you Lily, Ella, and Kenzie!
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE!

CADY 20 th Annual Prevention Summit
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, this year’s Summit has been postponed to Friday, May 21, 2021
The Phenomenal Dr. Robert Brooks will be back by popular demand!
Keynote: “The Power of Mindsets: Nurturing Resilience in Ourselves and Others”
Are you a parent in the Plymouth or Newfound area looking to meet other parents?
Looking for support and connections with other parents in your community during these challenging times? If so, join the PAC today!

For more information about Newfound Area PAC and
Plymouth Area PAC contact Liz Brochu at ebrochu@cadyinc.org or at
603-536-9793 for more information or to become a member!
If you, or someone you know, struggles with substance misuse
or addiction, please call 2-1-1 or the Doorway
at LRGHealthcare (603-934-8905) for help.
Communities for Alcohol- and Drug-Free Youth (CADY)
94 Highland Street
Plymouth, NH 03264