Families Matter Summit

What? Free weekend workshop for the entire family

When? Saturday, March 22, 2014. 9:00am – 12:30pm.

Where? United Church of Chapel Hill

Come out to learn from local experts and fellow parents about ways to make those tough conversations just a little bit easier. Whether your kids are 2 or 22, this summit is for YOU!

Activities include parent panels, parent-child workshops, and childcare for kids 2 and up*.

Get ready to start talking with your family about issues ranging from peer pressure and boundaries to sexual abuse and cyberbullying.

 Whether your kids are 2 or 22,
this Summit is made for YOU!

* 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.

Register online here or by calling Rachel at 919-968-4647.

Summit Schedule

9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast provided by Caribou Coffee and the Bagel Bar

9:30: Standing Side by Side: Skills for Having Tough Conversations

10:00-11:00: Session 1  (See below for details)

11:00-11:10 BREAK

11:10-12:10: Session 2 (See below for details)

12:10-12:30: Closing: Commitments, Door Prizes, and Farewell!

En Español.

Check out our session offerings by clicking below on each tab.

Session 1Session 2Kids Program

“I Thought You’d Say…”: Talking with Your Kids about Healthy Sexuality
FAMILY workshops appropriate for parents with kids in 6-12 grade

This interactive workshop is for parents and their tweens/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 from the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Real Talk with Parents: Peer Pressure & Boundaries
PARENT panel, no kids please

Join parents and experts to talk out promising ideas for helping our kids resist peer pressure and deal with healthy boundary setting with their peers.

Stewards of Children: Adults Confronting Child Sexual Abuse (Part 1)
PARENT training, no kids please. This is a 2-part training. Participants must attend both sessions.

Stewards of Children is an evidence-based, skills-building training proven to help parents, professionals, and other caregivers prevent, recognize, and respond effectively to signs of child sexual abuse. Participants receive a certificate of completion. CEU credit available for certain professions; please inquire with organizers. Facilitated by Tricia Smar of the CHC-YMCA Darkness to Light Initiative.

Español: Solo Toques Seguros
FAMILIAS, para padres y niños

Más información aquí.

Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying
FAMILY workshop, appropriate for parents with kids in grades 3 and up

Not tech-savvy? That’s okay! The best approaches to keeping kids safe online don’t require advanced tech skills. What it really takes to keep kids safe from online predators as well as the pitfalls of cyberbullying is some good old-fashioned communication skills. This family-friendly session is designed for kids and parents to enjoy together. Facilitated by staff from the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.

Real Talk with Parents: LGBTQ Affirming Households
PARENT panel, no kids please

Join parents and experts to explore ideas for making your home an affirming place for everyone.

Stewards of Children: Adults Confronting Child Sexual Abuse (Part 2)
PARENT training, no kids please. This is the second part of a 2-part training. Participants must attend both sessions.

Stewards of Children is an evidence-based, skills-building training proven to help parents, professionals, and other caregivers prevent, recognize, and respond effectively to signs of child sexual abuse. Participants receive a certificate of completion. CEU credit available for certain professions; please inquire with organizers. Facilitated by Tricia Smar of the CHC-YMCA Darkness to Light Initiative.

Espanol: Como comunicarse con los jóvenes sobre asuntos de salud
FAMILIAS, para padres y ninos

Más información aquí.

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. All activities and supervision considerations are in compliance with the SafeChurch policy of United Church of Chapel Hill.

Many thanks to our sponsors!

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