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Family Engagement Virtual Roundtable

Attention Parents and Caregivers: How are you doing with balancing caregiving and "teaching" roles? How are you taking care of yourself and your mental and emotional health? Are you concerned about your student's summer learning?

You are invited to a series of roundtables, hosted by Wayne County for the month of June.  These parent/caregiver-only sessions offer families the opportunity to discuss challenges and solutions with navigating this season while supporting children full time. 


June 6, 2020

Balancing Caregiver & “Teacher” Roles at Home

12 noon-1:00 PM EST [11 AM CT; 10 AM MT]

This Families Learning from Families Virtual Roundtable event, facilitated by scholar-mother Dr. Jada Phelps-Moultrie, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, provides a great opportunity for parents and caregivers from different backgrounds to share their concerns, offer ideas, and learn about strategies related to balancing family roles with their new roles as educators at home in the age of COVID-19.

June 13, 2020

Supporting Emotional Wellness: Coping with Anxiety and Fear During the COVID-19 Pandemic

12 noon-1:00 PM EST [11 AM CT; 10 AM MT]

In this Families Learning from Families Virtual Roundtable event, we invite families from different backgrounds to come together to discuss their anxieties and fears related to the pandemic and learn self and community care strategies for promoting emotional wellness in the age of COVID-19. This virtual roundtable is facilitated by Tracy Pruitt, M.Ed., a trained school counselor specializing in parent support around trauma, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and behavioral and anger management.

June 27, 2020

5 Essential e-Tools & Family Activities for Summer Enrichment

12 noon-1:00 PM EST [11 AM CT; 10 AM MT]

This Families Learning from Families Virtual Roundtable event is an interactive showcase of e-tools and resource websites for parents, caregivers, and families with varying experience and exposure to internet-based resources. During this showcase, Dr. Rosiline Floyd, Assistant Director of Technical Assistance from the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, will overview 5 online activities to support summer learning and enrichment for families. Join other families as we learn from each other what engages their students at home this summer during the COVID-19 pandemic, preparing them for successful re-entry into school buildings in the Fall.