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Tanager Place Hosts “Family Engagement Evening”
February 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tanager Place is inviting area parents and guardians to the Cedar Rapids Public Library Thursday, 2/22/18, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. to encourage discussions on mental health and broach other difficult subjects with children with “Family Engagement Evening.”
The intention is for any parent, guardian or professional who works with young children or adolescents to connect to resources and learn how to discuss difficult topics with children, said Joan Hackbarth, Tanager’s director of advancement.
“It’s important that we have that total-health concept. Through professional engagement, mental health can be treated in such a way that is successful and is a piece of something we know how to live with … or we can say that’s a season in my life and I surpassed it.”
- Connection-Based Parenting
- Setting Appropriate Structures and Expectations for Children’s Use of Electronic Devices
- Talking to Children About Difficult Topics
Informational booths with resources will be available including Foundation 2, Waypoint Services, St. Luke’s Children’s Specialty Programs, Jane Boyd Community House, Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center, and Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).
Child care will be available.