On Thursday, November 3, Door County Medical Center will present a forum designed for parents, guardians and caregivers entitled “Raising Children in Peace: A Parent’s Toolkit for Today’s Turbulent World.” Dr. DyAnn Buechler, a clinical therapist, educator and writer, will present the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion with local child advocacy leaders.
Tumultuous current events, bullying, and a heightened level of verbal violence in the media and our public spaces can all contribute to a child’s sense of anxiety. In today’s increasingly turbulent world, parents often ask “What can I do to help my child feel secure?” Dr. Buechler’s presentation will address the issue of fear in children’s lives and offer effective, practical tools to help parents create a positive environment, boosting children’s confidence and sense of security. The importance of safe spaces and community resources will also be explored, and attendees will be provided with a list of resources to support their efforts as parents and caregivers.
Four panelists will comment on the topic from their own professional perspectives, including Mark Hill, social worker at Door County Department of Human Services, Barb Johnson-Giese, licensed clinical social worker and Behavioral Health coordinator at Door County Medical Center, Shirley Senarighi, retired principal and educator at Sturgeon Bay Schools, and Patti Vickman, superintendent of Southern Door Schools. An open discussion with the audience will follow.
The forum takes place at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 920.493.5979.