In these challenging times of health and economic crisis, families, children, and those of us who work with them face high levels of stress, anxiety, fear, uncertainty, and grief. This is especially true for those of us who work in communities that are over-burdened and under-resourced.
The Brazelton Touchpoints Center, the Center for Child and Family Well-being at the University of Washington, and the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion have teamed up for a three-part webinar series that will introduce families and family-facing providers to mindful self-compassion (MSC) practices to help them care for themselves and each other. Research has shown that these practices enhance emotional well-being, boost resilience, reduce anxiety and depression, and help foster healthy lifestyle habits.
This third webinar will explore how early childhood programs and systems use mindfulness and self-compassion to support their providers and the families and communities they serve. Join us to learn more about the many different approaches diverse early childhood organizations are taking to adapt and integrate mindfulness and compassion to deeply inform organizational culture and systems change.
Joshua Sparrow, MD
Executive Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Maria Gehl, MSW
Project Director, Mindfulness in Early Childhood, ZERO TO THREE
Galia Tyano Ronen, MA
Clinical psychologist, Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, artist
Kandace Thomas, MPP, PhD
Executive Director, First 8 Memphis