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Helping All Kids Thrive During Difficult Times

Peacock Family Services’ vision is that children throughout North Kitsap County will reach their full potential, nurtured by families and caregivers who feel supported, informed, and connected.

Toward that goal, Peacock has created Partners for Early Learning, an educational series for parents, educators, and service providers. This collaboration of community organizations is dedicated to the healthy social and emotional development of our children. Our workshops, panel discussions, and other educational opportunities are scheduled throughout the calendar year, by bringing parents, educators, and caregivers together to share knowledge, skills, and resources that will support our families and learning environments.

web picsOur next workshop in the series will be in partnership with Bainbridge Youth Services and the Bainbridge Island School District on Thursday, March 29th at 7pm. Helping Kids Thrive During Difficult Times will focus on understanding NEAR (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACES, Resilience). Throughout the nation, people are talking about the ACEs Study – the largest public health discovery of our time. During this workshop we will explore how experiences early in life, both positive and negative, affect our nervous system and potentially impact later-life health and well-being. We will also look into what builds resiliency and understand the basis of a trauma-informed school approach.

We hope you can join Cezanne Allen M.D, Executive Director of Bainbridge Youth Services and Sue Constan M.ED., School Counselor at Wilkes Elementary for this interactive presentation.

Cezanne Allen, M.D. is Executive Director of Bainbridge Youth Services. A former practicing physician, she is committed to promoting the foundations of health, well-being and resilience. Cezanne is a Kitsap Strong trained presenter in the NEAR sciences (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs and Resilience).

Sue Constan, M.Ed. is the school counselor at Wilkes Elementary School and a former special education mediator and facilitator for Sounds Options Group, LLC. Sue has a passion for educating schools and communities on trauma informed practices. Sue became a Kitsap Strong trained presenter in the Understanding NEAR (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs and Resilience)/Building Self-Healing Communities Interface this past September.

Pre-registration is recommended as spaces are limited. You may register here. Hope to see you there.


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