“The greatest strength of the program is getting to know one another and sharing the struggle. Everyone is beginning to accept that there are often no right answers, but we go home more confident and informed about our parenting approaches.” – High School Conversation Circle participant
Through a generous grant from the Barrington Area Community Foundation, BStrong Together is pleased to offer three ongoing, facilitated Conversation Circles in the 2019-20. FREE and open to all parents, caregivers, educators, and community members inside the geographic boundaries of Barrington 220 School District (affiliation with the District is not required), the Conversation Circles aim to build a community of support focused on the issues, concerns, joys and challenges of raising children in today’s complex world.
Meeting monthly throughout the 2019-20 school year at the Barrington Area Library, each Conversation Circle will consist of parents, caregivers, educators, and community members from the Barrington area and two mental health professionals who will provide support, guidance, and expertise to group members. In order to meet the unique needs of children and youth at different developmental stages, BStrong Together has created Conversation Circles to focus on specific age groups - elementary, middle and high school.
The supportive learning environment of the Conversation Circle will provide information, tools, resources, and strategies from the knowledge and experience of the facilitators combined with the perspective and support that comes from the connection to other members. Together, the group will discuss ways to prepare children and youth to successfully navigate the complex world of today and the future.
In order to strengthen the connections between members of the Conversation Circle as well as maximize the learning experience, member attendance at each monthly meeting is encouraged, but is not required.
* Space is limited. Registration is required to join a Conversation Circle.
** Participants in the BStrong Together Conversation Circles must reside or work within the geographic boundaries of Barrington 220 School District, but a connection to the District is not required.
Questions? Email BStrong Together Executive Director Kyle Kick.
Thank you to the Barrington Area Community Foundation for their support of the BStrong Together Conversation Circle program for the benefit of our community's children and youth, parents, educators, and community members.
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