Theatre Acting Classes for Kids and Adults with Disabilities
Kids and adults with disabilities are encouraged to sign up for free theatre acting classes beginning March 19th.
Click on the “Theatre Acting Classes” tab in the header (above) to find registration information…
Band Together Support Group
Meeting every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Eastside Marketplace
(1420 S. Blaine St., Moscow ID, 83843)
in the Old Vehicle Registration office
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:ooAM – 11:30AM
Childcare will be provided but ONLY IF YOU PRE-REGISTER through Eventbrite.
Questions? Contact Denise Wetzel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208-874-7891
RSVP for March 24th Support Group Meeting beginning at 10:00AM by clicking HERE
When children can’t tolerate their feelings, they need help organizing them. When we isolate children during this confusing time it tells them we are uncomfortable with their emotions, it leaves them to make sense of their world and feelings all alone. This can lead to children who learn to hide their emotions, or who exhibit behaviors that push people away at a time when they need help the most.
As children we were taught by our caregivers what emotions were okay to express and which emotions made others too uncomfortable. When our children express feelings and behaviors we are uncomfortable with it makes parenting difficult. When that happens a time out for us gives us the space needed to process our feelings. With practice we can learn to recognize our discomfort and act instead of react to our children’s behaviors and emotions. There is no such thing as a perfect parent. All our kids need is for us to be good enough.
S.J. has been a parent educator for the last four years and is currently an advocate for sexual assault and domestic violence on the Palouse. She teaches a Circle of Security parenting class in our community and has also taught for Family Promise of the Palouse.
Besides being a parent educator SJ is a parent herself. She has four sons and one daughter, ages seven to fifteen. Two of her children are siblings with special needs, adopted through the Washington state foster care system. She knows every family is different, but recognizes that as parents we want many of the same things, happy families, secure children, sleep…
S.J. is proud to take ownership of her circus, because YES, those are her monkeys.
THANK YOU TO WELLS FARGO FOR SUPPORTING OUR SUMMER PROGRAMMING…CAMP CONNECT AND SUMMER PLAYGROUP!
Families Together was founded in 1986 in Pullman, Washington by parents, siblings and professionals to provide families with support and information using the Family Enrichment Weekend model. The Family Enrichment Weekend is a unique model that uses a combination of recreation, education, and performance to provide families with an exciting family experience that is filled with laughter, learning, and love.
Families Together is a nonprofit organization that believes family involvement and support are essential for individuals with disabilities to reach their potential and maintain a life that is secure and meaningful. Families Together’s programs are designed to build and sustain strong, healthy, informed, and actively involved family members who can work together to improve the lifelong outcomes for their child or sibling with a disability.
- Family learning and recreation will benefit all family members and strengthen family unity.
- Full participation of individuals with disabilities enriches all families and communities.
- People with disabilities need involved family members to advocate and support them to live, work, and fully participate in their community.
- Non-disabled siblings need support and information to assist them in advocating and supporting their brother or sister with a disability as children and as adults.
- Families need ongoing information and training in advocating for high quality education and career training opportunities.
- Providing families with resources and supports that build and maintain strong, healthy, informed, and actively involved family members who can work together to improve the life-long outcomes for their child or their sibling with a disability.
Families Together had a great time leading the Mardi Gras parade in Moscow!