ALL CFCE PROGRAMS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Dear CFCE Families, out of an abundance of caution, all CFCE community based programs are cancelled until further notice.

CFCE staff will be working remotely and they can be reached via email if you have any concerns or a need arises.  We will be working on a plan this week to figure out new ways we can serve you through online activities, resources, phone check-ins, video story times etc.

We urge everyone to please follow the recommendations put forth by the state regarding COVID-19 and social distancing practices.  For more information please visit the states website at:  https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 

We all need to take care of each other, and CFCE plans to do what we can to support our families during this crisis.

Sincerely,

 

CFCE Staff

Brain Building In Progress……Full STEAM Ahead

Join us on April 25th for a great morning of BRAIN BUILDING!!

FREE BRAIN BUILDING IN PROGRESS EVENT!!

 

When: Saturday April 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

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Where: Holy Cross Church-PARISH HALL,  225 Purchase St,

South Easton, MA 02375

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We will explore, create and build together!!  

Programs and Information on Community Resources will also be available!!

****PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE DETAILS ON SPECIAL GUESTS AND REGISTRATION LINKS!!!

 

 You MUST PRE-REGISTER for this event!!!  MAKE SURE TO COME ON TIME…..So you don’t miss a thing!
Parents Register Now!

Kids and parents can participate in fun BRAIN BUILDING activities, and receive lots of information and resources!

 **although this event is for all children and families, activities are geared toward children ages 2-6yrs.

If your agency or community program would like to PARTICIPATE…..please CLICK HERE for our Community Partner Participation Agreement Form!

ALL CFCE Programs are CANCELLED for Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Due to the upcoming storm and school closings………………all CFCE programs will be cancelled for Tuesday, December 3, 2019

We apologize for these cancellations, but the health and safety of our families and staff come first!  For the full forecast and interactive radar…please visit:  https://whdh.com/
If you have additional questions about the cancelled programs ….please contact your CFCE Specialist:

During these winter months, please make sure you check your email and/or our website for program cancellations before you leave your house, when the weather is questionable!  In addition, please also review our  SNOW POLICY

Self Help Inc. Community Needs Assessment

Take this short survey to help make your community a better place to live for ALL.

Self Help, Inc. wants to know what you think!

Do you and your neighbors have what you need for a better life and community?

We’re gathering information on housing, child care, transportation, jobs and other needs to help service providers throughout the area improve our community’s programs and resources.

Your input is critical!

Don’t forget to enter the FREE Raffle at the end of the survey 🙂

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

World Kindness day is on November 13th!

In our current world of uncertainty and devastating news stores everyday…..Please take some time out to actively practice KINDNESS

Even the littlest acts can have positive rippling effects and did you know that kindness positively impacts even those who witness kindness!!

 

Please visit Random Acts of Kindness website for inspiration, curriculum, monthly Kindness calendars, posters and more!

KINDNESS in words creates CONFIDENCE KINDNESS in thinking creates PROFOUNDNESSKINDNESS in giving creates LOVE. -Lao Tzu

Check out the Science of Kindness in the great video below from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation!

KINDNESS is something we can all do, and  by making  a little extra effort to do it everyday….World Kindness Day Can Be Everyday!!!