What? Free weekend workshop for the entire family
When? Saturday, March 9, 2013. 9:30am – 12:30pm.
Where? United Church of Chapel Hill
The Families Matter Summit is your chance to learn from experts and other parents in the Orange County community about why families matter in the prevention of sexual and relationship violence.
Bring the whole family for a FREE morning of events and activities for all ages that will leave you inspired, empowered, and equipped to start important conversations with your family. Find out how to talk about boundaries, values, privacy, communication, healthy sexuality, and healthy relationships.
Whether your kids are 2 or 22,
this Summit is made for YOU!
The Center requires parental consent for youth to participate in educational sessions. Consent forms can be signed during registration on Saturday, or you can print the Consent Form and bring it with you to the Summit.
Check out our offerings for parents, teens, and children by clicking below on each tab.
Session 1 (10am-11am)
This interactive workshop is for parents and their teens to attend together. We will focus on improving communication using fun activities focused on communication styles, learning about each other, and getting a little silly. Facilitated by staff and volunteers from the Compass Center for Women and Families.
LGBTQ-Affirming Parenting Panel: Join parents and youth to explore ideas for making your home an affirming place for everyone. Panelists: Terri Phoenix, Amanda Ashley, TBD.
Session 2 (11:10am-12:10pm)
Healthy Dating: Is your kid starting to talk about dating, flirting, or “going out”? What does that even mean?! Join us for a candid conversation about healthy and unhealthy relationships, and learn ways you can talk to your kids about healthy dating—before a problem arises! Facilitators TBD.
Moving Beyond “Boys Will be Boys”: We’ve all heard the phrase before: “Boys will be boys.” But how can parents help them be more? Come hear from local parents about how they help their boys grow up healthy and whole. Panelists: Carla and Johnny Smith, Alexis Kralic.
For youth ages 12-18. Youth must have a parent or guardian at the Summit in order to participate. Parents/guardians of teens under the age of 18 will be required to sign a consent form at time of registration on Summit day.
Session 1 (10am-11am)
Boy vs. Girl? Gender, Expectations, and Identity: This workshop will help you understand how expectations about gender and identity in our culture affect how we see ourselves and each other. Facilitated by Madison Gunning from CHHS and Abby Hylton from OCRCC.
Session 2 (11:10-12:10)
Yes, No, Maybe So: Get ready for an interactive seminar designed to help you better communicate relationship and sexual boundaries in all types of situations. Facilitated by Madison Ward from the Compass Center for Women and Families.
For ages 2-12. Space is limited for children’s activities — please pre-register. Children who are under 2 years old or who are not fully potty-trained must stay with parents. Parents/guardians must attend the Summit in order for children to participate.
Arts and play-based children’s activities will be supervised by trained volunteers from the Orange County Rape Crisis Center, the Junior League of Orange and Durham Counties, and the YMCA. All activities and supervision considerations are in compliance with the SafeChurch policy of United Church of Chapel Hill.
Many thanks to our sponsors!
The Redwoods Group
United Church of Chapel Hill
The Compass Center for Women and Families
Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA
OC Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force
The Fryling Family