Woburn Parent Network

Here are some Parent Resources to help talk about the events of January 6th:  

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.