Please see below for a list of community resources and events:
- There are still spots available in preschool classrooms at Randolph, Goochland, and Byrd Elementary! There are eligibility criteria for the programs (mostly involving income restrictions) but if you’re interested in seeing if your child qualifies for the program, please email me. Click here for the preschool flyer and here for the preschool application. Applications can be returned to me.
- Goochland ParentNet is sponsoring an Addiction Uncuffed event at the Goochland Library on 6/16/18 at 1:00 p.m. The presenter, Courtney Nunnally, will be speaking about her personal struggle with substance abuse and her recovery experience. Other guest speakers will include members of the Chesterfield County jail’s Heroin Addict Recovery program and local law enforcement officers. The event is free. Please see flyer for more information. For those who are unfamiliar with Goochland ParentNet, Goochland ParentNet is run by a Goochland resident, Renee Sottong, who has a vested interest in advocating for youth mental health. Please see Goochland ParentNet’s website if you would like more information about this resource.
- The Byrd Theatre, in partnership with the Autism Society of Central Virginia, is hosting a sensory friendly viewing of Peter Rabbit on Saturday, May 19th at 2:00. The sensory friendly movie experience provides an accepting and safe environment for families to enjoy a movie. (The lights are turned up and the sound is turned down.) Tickets are $3 each. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Goochland-Powhatan Community Services Board and Rural Substance Abuse Awareness Coalition are also hosting another Revive Training on 6/5/18 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Goochland Library. During this training, participants will learn how to use a nasal spray, Naloxone, which has been shown to save lives for people who have overdosed on opioids. See flyer for more details.
- The Child Mind Institute published an article this week about the relationship between social media use and depression in teenagers. Recent studies have shown a relationship between teenagers’ heavy social media use and symptoms of depression. This article provides information about research in the field and provides tips for parents and educators. Definitely worth your time!
- The National Parent Center on Transition and Employment released this publication about helping young adults learn about accessing resources after high school. Check it out!
- The National Parent Center on Transition and Employment has another publication for parents to encourage children’s self-advocacy. This publication is also worth your time!