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    02.May.Wednesday

    "Stress Busters" Parent Coffee and Workshop

    9:30 am-11:00 am
    05/02/18
    Barrington Area Library
    505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010

    Are you stressed?  Is your child stressed?

    WE CAN HELP!

    “Stress Busters” Parent Coffee and Workshop
    Wednesday, May 2nd
    9:30 – 11:00 am
    Barrington Area Library

    Join BStrong Together for our final Parent Coffee of the school year.  Learn more about stress and anxiety as well as tools and techniques for all ages that can be used to manage stress in order to live a happier, healthier, and more productive life.  

    We will begin with a presentation from Josette Day of The Barrington Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy followed by time to explore demonstrations and mini-workshops on a variety of stress management techniques including:

    • mindful breathing
    • simple yoga
    • the power of spending time in the natural environment
    • art as a tool for stress reduction
    • how to do a mini body scan
    • defusing techniques to navigate unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and sensations
    • mindfulness activities for all ages

    The focus will be on sharing helpful resources and ideas to manage stress that you can easily implement with your entire family. We hope you can join us!

  • 05
    05.May.Saturday

    KidFest 2018

    11:00 am-3:00 pm
    05/05/18
    Citizens Park
    511 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010

    Be sure to stop by the BStrong Together booth at KidFest 2018!

    KidFest is a FREE, fun, family event that gets the entire family outside and moving.

    Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Leave No Child Inside and the Barrington Park District come together to host this fabulous community event, along with over 20 other different organizations. This is a FREE event located at Citizen’s Park. When you and your family arrive at the park, check in at one of the registration tents to get your All Access Wristband to participate in all of the activities. Then, pick up a free kite (for ages 2-10), provided by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, and fly it in the big open field. At your leisure, experience each of the activity stations. Climb a tree, build a birdhouse, race your parents, do an obstacle course or explore the creatures that live in the pond. Food and drinks available for purchase from Rotary Grill! We have something for everyone to enjoy and its ALL FREE! This event is very popular and parking is limited. FREE kites will be provided to all children ages 2-10. One kite per child.

    The KidFest mission is to provide activities that inspire healthy habits, expose nature opportunities in the area and to encourage families to get up and explore the great outdoors. Our goal is to inspire families to go for a hike, a bicycle ride, play catch, fish, play frisbee and of course, Fly A Kite!

    Clay Footprints • Fishing Game • Nature Art • Bozo Buckets • Build a Birdhouse
    Pond Explorations • Alpaca Bird Nesting Balls • Mammal Kit • Nature Explorations
    Animal Artifact Table • Fun Mini World Trial Classes • Climb A Tree • Kid’s Fun Runs
    Nature Journaling • Disc Golf Activities • Miniature Therapy Horses Visit

Upcoming Events

"Building Connection: The Role of Parents and the Community in School Safety" Parent Coffee
Wednesday, September 26th
9:30 - 11:00 am
Barrington Public Library

Parents and the larger community play critical roles in fostering a safe school environment for our students. As part of School Safety Week, join BStrong Together, Mandy Burbank from AMITA Behavioral Medicine Institute, and representatives from Barrington 220 to learn how a single, personal connection can make a difference.

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FREE FILM SCREENING FOLLOWED BY A FACILITATED DISCUSSION

"Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age" Film Screening & Discussion
Tuesday, October 9th
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Barrington Middle School Prairie Campus

** Appropriate for adults of kids all ages and kids 10 and older **

REGISTER HERE

Join BStrong Together and AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Institute for this FREE screening of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” and facilitated discussion to follow.

BStrong Together is pleased to announce the creation of three ongoing, facilitated Conversation Circles for parents, educators, and community members focused on the issues, concerns, joys and challenges of raising children in today’s complex world.  Click here to learn more and to register to join.


Click here for a menu of BStrong Together's upcoming Fall 2018 programs for students, parents, and the community.

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