Dear Putnam Valley Community:

All parents and guardians are invited to a workshop on “brain-based approaches for raising resilient children” on May 29th, 6:00-7:00 pm in the Putnam Valley Elementary School.

On May 29th and 30th, the District will host Dr. Cassie Yackley, who is the Director of the Center for Behavioral Health Innovation at Antioch College. She will be working with our staff to discuss ways to educate students who have been  “exposed to adverse experiences.” Dr. Yackley has developed effective strategies to cultivate “safe and supportive schools using the trauma-responsive framework.” Her background in interpersonal neurobiology shapes the practices she introduces in her workshops.

“A remarkable amount has been learned about the developing brain, especially how it responds to relationships and adversity. Adopting a “brain-based” approach to parenting your child can result in less conflict and can aid in the development of self-control and empathy. Learn simple strategies for building a strong relationship and resiliency in your child.”

Please let us know if you can attend Dr. Yackley’s presentation on this important topic that can support your effective parenting strategies and family dynamics. We hope you can attend.

Please click here to RSVP and/or share your feedback.

Best,

Fran Wills

Superintendent of Schools