A half-day workshop focused on youth, where parents, educators, counselors, health practitioners and more can join in collaborative learning sessions for supporting the healthy development of our young people.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Doors open at 9:30 am for light refreshments and exploration of community resource tables.
Winchester Thurston Upper School Building
455 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
RSVP: Space is limited. Kindly register in advance of this workshop.
We are providing free child care for children ages 2 years-10 years old. After you register, please email the number of children and their ages. SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 15 REQUESTS.
9:30- 10:00 am
Light refreshments and exploration of community resource tables
Welcome, Callie Gropp,
Gail Hunter, “Striving to Survive”
Deneen Marlette Joyner, “Emotional Pain, Trauma and its Impact on the Soul”
10:50-11:00 am, Break
11:00-11:50 am, First Breakout Session (choose one)
Anita Russell, “Positive Self-Image: Are You Up to PAR?”
Susan Amorose, DMQ, RMT, “QiGong for Healing”
11:50-12:50 pm, Lunch (Light snacks will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch.)
1:00-1:50 pm, Second Breakout Session (choose one)
Deneen Marlette Joyner, “See it, Say it and Know it!”
Stephanie Romero, ED.D., “Mindfulness: The Basis for Caring & Connecting”
1:50-2:00 pm, Closing, with poet Devantae Butler
Beliefs: We believe that healing can only take place when the silence is broken, and that healing is possible when we work in collaboration. Through this collaborative model, and with the intentional creation of community partnerships, we believe we can rebuild an integrated support system for our youth so as to support the proactive development of resilience.
Vision: We envision a world in which all youth and all individuals have access to best practices that support and develop resiliency and the ability to grow in their understanding of connectedness to themselves, each other, and our earth. We envision a world in which all youth are supported and know—in deep and lasting ways—the interconnectedness of all living beings, and the ways in which we are all whole and all belong.
We are ALL Teachers
T Trauma- Informed
R Resilience &
S Social Emotional Learning