Woburn Parent Network

WPN PARENT FORUM FLIER

Woburn Parent Network Announces Upcoming Programs

After starting the Woburn Parent Network (WPN) with six successful virtual presentations, the next WPN will focus on our end goal of building a community where parents can support each other and find resources. SCI Woburn invites parents to attend the WPN Parent Support Forum: an evening of conversation centered on parent-to-parent connections and ways the WPN can continue to support your efforts.

The WPN Parent Support Forum will take place on two separate nights to address the needs of both the hybrid school population and those of the fully remote (Virtual Academy & homeschool) population. The WPN Parent Support Forum for fully remote parents will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, November 10th at 6 PM. The Forum for hybrid school parents will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, November 11th at 6 PM

Forum Goals:

  • Begin to build a peer-to-peer support system for Woburn Parents 

  • Gain actionable insight into the resources and programming SCI/WPN can provide or coordinate to support Woburn Parents 

  • Generate solution-oriented ideas for addressing identified challenges

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Over the past month we've had two Woburn Parents Network workshops to help parents address the stress that parents and children may experience with the return to school later this month.

Kristen Herlihy, local mom, life and fitness coach and licsw presented “Feeling Anxious? Emotional School Supplies for an Unexpected Year.”  It discussed clearing away emotional triggers, mental road blocks and hidden feelings by learning coping skills for establishing a balanced academic year. You can find the video embedded below.

Jon Mattleman, the Clinical Director for Minding Your Mind's New England area office, presented a workshop entitled "Back to School: Re-entry and Resilience". In the workshop Jon addressed how we can support our children as they get back to school and help them manage ongoing challenges. With his signature compassion and humor, counselor Jon Mattleman provided attendees with context to the factors impacting this school year, highlighting the resilience we've all shown during this challenging time, and how we can use that to be a source of strength, stability, and support for the youth in our care. You can find his video embedded below.

Woburn Parent Network, a collaboration between SCI Woburn, Woburn Public Schools and The James L. McKeown Boys and Girls Club, was formed in April to help bring relevant programming to and encourage productive conversation between the parents of Woburn.

This project is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

The goal of Woburn Parent Network is to connect parents and families in Woburn with each other for mutual support and with the resources necessary to thrive.  Community connectivity and support is essential now more than ever before due to the global health crisis we are experiencing.

4 Pillars of Success

This week, on Wednesday, May 6 , Jennifer Mack, M. Ed, presented 4 Pillars of Success: Thriving During These Uncertain Times of Quarantine and Remote Learning. Jennifer has been in education for over 17 years and is a MA certified elementary teacher for grades 1-6.  She provides personalized academic support to students based on each child's needs and learning style.  Through work with teachers, parents and students Jennifer's goal is to help students feel confident in themselves and their abilities and to help parents, guardians and teachers learn how to best support their students throughout their academic career. You can watch a Video of this program below. 

The Woburn Parent's Network, a collaboration between Woburn Public Schools, SCI and the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club, was just launched two weeks ago with a great presentation by Jen Mahon on setting up family routines.  Last week John Mattleman presented on mental health issues affecting our kids during quarantine.  The goal of the WPN is to create a support group of parents in Woburn who can lean on each other in good times and crazy pandemic times alike.  Eventually, WPN will have in person events and meetings to build more camaraderie within the group.  For now, WPN will host Zoom presentations on topics that will hopefully help us all grow though this difficult time rather than just "get through" it.  

This program from the Woburn Parent Network is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, coordinated by SCI in partnership with Woburn Public Schools and the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn.
TEENS, TWEENS & QUARANTINES

This Woburn Parent Network (WPN) program will help participants learn about how this "new norm" impacts teen / tween mental health, how parents can help support them, and have their questions answered. More details on the presentation follow below. 

This WPN program is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, coordinated by SCI Woburn  in partnership with Woburn Public Schools and the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn. 

Ready Set Routine

SCI Woburn in conjunction with Woburn Public Schools and the James L McKeown Boys & Girls Club have launched the Woburn Parent Network with a virtual program designed for these challenging times!

Our first program, offered on April 15 was a great success! We had some 140 parents participate, and we thank all who joined and Jennifer Mahon for presenting!

This link has a collection of the materiels Jennifer shared. You can make a copy to edit the files as you see fit. You can see the full program below

Further event details are below. 

READY! SET! ROUTINE!

Jennifer Mahon is a former public school educator with over 20 years of experience and a mother of four school aged children.

During this workshop, Jennifer will connect with parents to help them establish simple daily/weekly routines to assist parents and kids achieve more structure and comfort during this difficult time. Jennifer's topics will focus on developing simple family expectations that will allow parents and children to understand how to adjust to the new "normal" of social distancing.

This workshop is designed to help families create a more comfortable flow to their daily life and these "tips" can continue to provide structure to family life when "things get back to normal". There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion after Jennifer presents her tips. Please join Jen via Zoom on Wednesday April 15th at 10:30 am and/or 6:00pm.

You can find the facebook event here, or email David Crowley for more information. 

This program from the Woburn Parent Network is funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, coordinated by SCI in partnership with Woburn Public Schools and the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn.