REGISTER TODAY! Self Help Inc. CFCE Presents “A Night of Optimism” with the Life is Good Kids Foundation

Leave the kids at home and join Self Help CFCE for a special event with the Life Is Good Kids Foundation at the Randolph Intergenerational Community Center on April 4th, 2019 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

You will learn about the “Power of Optimism” and how you can transform your life and overcome challenges through JOY, PLAY and OPTIMISM!

We have been lucky enough to have secured an inspirational speaker from the Life Is Good Kids Foundation.  Steve Gross is the Founder and Chief Playmaker of the LIFE IS GOOD PLAYMAKERS-The Signature Program of the Kids Foundation.  Steve is a clinical social worker and a pioneer in the field of using playful engagement and relationships to overcome the devastating impact of early childhood trauma.  Steve’s talents have been called upon to respond to some of the greatest catastrophes of our time.

 At the heart of his work, Steve helps others discover the power of optimism so that they can build resilience and bring greater joy, connection, courage and creativity to their lives. Steve will speak to caregivers and families about the stresses, trauma and struggles that life can bring, and how JOY, PLAY and OPTIMISM can transform you, your children and your whole family!

It will include some hands-on strategies to use with your children, a light dinner, community resources and some great raffles!

Space is limited, so please register today!!

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, providing a raffle or having a program information table…..please visit:  http://selfhelpcpc.org/lig/  for more information!!

Help CFCE bring our communities a ‘Night of Optimism’ with the Life is Good Kids Foundation….APRIL 4TH, 2019

Self Help Inc.’s Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program is planning a parent event for April 4th, 2019 which will kick off our Brain Building In Progress Week.

We have been lucky enough to have secured an inspirational speaker from the “Life Is Good” Kids Foundation.  Steve Gross is the Founder and Chief Playmaker of the LIFE IS GOOD PLAYMAKERS-The Signature Program of the Kids Foundation.  Steve is a clinical social worker and a pioneer in the field of using playful engagement and relationships to overcome the devastating impact of early childhood trauma.  Steve’s talents have been called upon to respond to some of the greatest catastrophes of our time. At the heart of his work, Steve helps others discover the power of optimism so that they can build resilience and bring greater joy, connection, courage and creativity to their lives.

From the Self Help Inc. CFCE’s most recent Community Needs Assessment, we found there was a high need for support for families around trauma and anxiety.  Everyone encounters stress in their lives at some point and this presentation will focus on the “Power of Optimism” and how you can transform your life and overcome challenges!  It will include some hands-on strategies for parents/caregivers to use with their children.  We are also planning to have a dinner and some great raffles from the “Life is Good” Kids Foundation and other Donors.   This will be a parents’ night out to re-energize and learn about the Power of OPTIMISM, JOY and PLAY!  This evening will be provided at no cost to parents/caregivers!


Would you be interested in partnering with us and helping sponsor this great event?!  If so, please complete our Life is Good-Night of Optimism Event Form, by CLICKING HERE


Even if you are not able to sponsor the event in part…..we would love for your agency to attend and have an informational table and to get the information on the event out to the families you work with!   Please complete the Life is Good-Night of Optimism Event Form, by CLICKING HERE  to let us know if you are interested in having a table, providing information on your programs, raffle or whatever else!


This event will NOT be able to happen without support from our community partners.

All donations will be used to support the event!

We are looking to get as many parents/caregivers to the event as we can fit! 
Registration is now open for those parents/caregivers that want to attend the event!  Space is limited so REGISTER today by clicking the image below!  Don’t forget to share with your families, clients, employees and friends! For more information please visit http://selfhelpcpc.org/powerofplay/ or to register, click image below

For more information on the Life is Good Kids Foundation, please visit:

https://content.lifeisgood.com/kidsfoundation/

Any questions, please contact:

Leslie Dunn, CFCE Director at ldunn@selfhelpinc.org or call 508-559-1666 x1809 OR

Michele Davidson, CFCE Coordinator at mdavidson@selfhelpinc.org  or call 508-559-1666 x1810

If you can’t make it to our Community Based Programs or you are looking for some things to do at home with your kids…..CHECK OUT THESE GREAT AT-HOME CFCE ACTIVITIES!!

Think, Draw and Write MONTHLY Online Project @ online and mail-in activity

@ Anytime-each month

please check our calendar for the story starter each month at http://selfhelpcpc.org/CALENDAR/ 

This at-home activity can be obtained online for families to do together. Each month they are given a different concept to think about and then write about along with an illustration!!! 

Creative, imaginative writing fun for school-aged children and siblings…and you get a FREE surprise each month you participate!  For more information and to Register, please email or call Carol Carver at 508-559-1666 x1811, ccarver@selfhelpinc.org.  CHECK OUT THE AMAZING WORK FROM THE KIDS WHO PARTICIPATED IN 2015-2016 BY CLICKING HERE!  If you can, please mail of copy of this picture to me so I can hang it up on our CREATIVITY Wall at Self Help Inc./CFCE, 780 West Main Street, Avon, MA 02322.  If you register to do this activity each month, I will send you some self-addressed stamped envelopes to help with the mailing.  CATEGORIES: SCHOOL AGE TAGS: Carol

Seasonal Nature Collection Table : @ At Home Activity

@ anytime 

Families email Carol at ccarver@selfhelpinc.org to register and/or for questions, to express an interest in the at home/online parent-child activity called….Seasonal Nature Collection Table for Home.   CFCE staff will email you suggested ideas of what to do , mostly outdoor activities, with their child in that particular season, along with a list of nature items to collect, and then a craft idea to create by using them !! Take pictures of an activity outdoors , things you collected or the craft you created and email them to Carol at CFCE and she will then mail or give your child a special surprise!!!!!  CATEGORIES: ALL AGES TAGS: All Partnerships At Home Carol

Read & Roll for School Aged Children @ At Home Activity 

@ anytime 
REGISTER for this program by contacting Carol at 508-559-1666 x1811 or email ccarver@selfhelpinc.org:   
Read & Roll: This is an engaging activity for the whole family!!! Dad’s, Mom’s and school-age children!!! CFCE is collaborating with WHITMAN CAROUSEL FUN CENTER to offer this activity!!! Email Carol to REGISTER – please include Child’s name & address. The children are asked to read 5 books and mail CFCE a short summary and picture of the book(s) they have completed- one at a time. CFCE will tally their participation and when all  five books and activities are completed, they will be mailed a book mark certificate stating the reading completion.

This will enable them to go , with the certificate, to CAROUSEL FAMILY FUN CENTER in WHITMAN to get one FREE admission to the roller skating rink- FUN,FUN,FUN!!! (you still need to pay for skate rentals).  CATEGORIES: SCHOOL AGE TAGS: Carol 

STEAM @ At Home Activities for October-December

@ anytime during Oct.-Nov.-Dec.

We are offering an online activity for families to participate in with their children during the months of Oct., Nov. and Dec. Choose any of the fun science activities from the links (will be sent in the confirmation email, once you register), then print and mail the observation sheet back to us. You may also email the observation sheet.

MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER FOR FUN AT-HOME STEAM ACTIVITIES ONLINE NOW!

 CATEGORIES: All AGES   TAGS: Gina M.

Think, Draw and Write…….Online Activity

Each month there is a different activity to THINK, DRAW & WRITE about! Once you register you will receive some self addressed stamped envelopes, along with the monthly themes!!!

Here’s how it works……

First.You think about the idea.Second….You draw a picture of the idea…..Third…..You write a short story!!!

 

You can mail the picture/story to Carol Carver, so she can hang it up on the CREATIVITY Wall at Self Help Inc./CFCE, 780 West Main Street, Avon, MA 02322.  A copy of it will be made and the original will be mailed back to you along with a SURPRISE each month!!!

 

If you register to do this activity each month via mail, you will receive some self addressed stamped envelopes, along with the monthly themes!!!

 

Register by emailing or calling Carol Carver at 508-559-1666 ext 113  or email  at cccarver@selfhelpinc.org

Will you recycle with us? It’s easy and 100% free. It’s win-win

Rumble-ongoing_423x255Self Help Inc Coordinated Family and Community Engagement has entered the FundingFactory.com’s Recycling Rumble……and we need your help!

We have been matched against Portland High School from Portland, TN to see who can recycle the MOST items and RAISE the most money in the process.
 
In order to be successful we are asking that you get involved by recycling your empty ink cartridges, toner cartridges and small electronics…..WITH US!  We promise to make it easy.

Check out or Recycling Rumble Page for More information!!  

Do you need help paying for childcare? Find out more about the MA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WAITLIST

The MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)9122008_14513_0 helps eligible families find and pay for early education and care and out-of-school time programs. Due to limited funding, eligible families may be placed on the EEC waiting list for financial assistance until funding is available.

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (like Self Help Inc. CFCE) NO LONGER have access to the wait list.

If you need to get placed on the wait list please contact Mass211 by calling 211 or toll free at 877-211-6277.  You can also contact your local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency to get on the list.  If you are already on the EEC Wait list and registered you can update your information through EEC’s Self Service Household Access Program.

More information on eligibility requirements….CLICK HERE

Do you need help with essential items for your children?

Self Help Inc. CFCE is a Cradles to Crayons Partner.  We can help you get a KidPack of Clothing and other essential items for your family (baby equipment, books, toys etc.).  If you are need of this help, please contact Leslie Dunn at ldunn@selfhelpinc.org

SONY DSCIf you are in Emergency need for clothing etc.  due to fire, flood, homelessness, etc. Please let me know that also, and we can get items more quickly!