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First Parent Forum

posted Sep 30, 2011, 6:36 AM by Rick Barter

The first parent forum is scheduled for Tuesday October 4th and will be focusing on the topic of building resiliency within our children. Our presenters for the evening will be Milja Brecher-DeMuro and Kip Young from the Acadia Family Center.  Resilience is defined as the process of bouncing back and fully recovering in the face of change and stressful situations. Being resilient doesn't mean a person won't experience difficulty or stress. However, resilient individuals respond to stress in ways that help them not only recover, but grow and thrive. Like the tree whose branches bend and sway in a storm rather than crack under pressure, we have the power to remain flexible and strong amid life's challenges... to be resilient! 

The forum will be held at Mt. Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor. With each forum we will offer a social time from 5:30-6 that will include pizza and refreshments at no cost, followed by our presentation from 6-7 with a 30 minute question and answer period that will end at 7:30 sharp. Child care will be provided as well at no cost for the time of the presentation itself. We are very excited about the quality of these forums and hope that you will make the first Tuesday of each month a regular part of your schedule!