North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network

These workshops are offered through the North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network, a program of the Wakefield Public Schools in collaboration with Hallmark Health System. Workshops are open to parents, caregivers and educators with children from birth through entering kindergarten. There is a suggested donation of $5 for the workshop. Suggested donations are optional and families will not be refused participation due to inability to donate. To receive a Certificate of Attendance, an additional $10 will be collected. All workshops are held at Perkins Hall, Melrose Wakefield Hospital, 585 Lebanon Street, Melrose, from 7 – 9 pm. Call 781-246-5187 to register. For additional information and to be added to our mailing list, contact our office by phone or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Family Resource Network is funded by a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant through the Department of Early Education and Care through Wakefield Public Schools in collaboration with Hallmark Health System.  

Transform Difficult Behaviors, Ignite the Greatness: Tuesday, Jan. 27

Learn the simple, common sense approach to transform a child’s challenging behaviors and nurture your child’s unique strengths and inherent greatness while teaching essential life skills. Sam Healy is a LICSW who has worked with youth and families for over 25 years.,

Food for Thought:The Influence of Nutrition on Behavior: Wednesday, Feb. 11 This generation of children has the highest rate of food allergies, obesity, emotional and behavioral diagnoses, autoimmune disease and learning challenges ever recorded. While we prefer to look for the quick fix, there are hidden connections between nutrition and these challenges. If our current approaches considered nutrition as having preventive and healing properties, we would waste less money on evaluations, lab tests and medications that do not solve the challenges, but mask or treat the symptoms. This session examines ways that nutrition impacts a child’s energy, learning and susceptibility to emotional and behavioral diagnoses. Presented by Jeanine Fitzgerald, Certified Human Behavior Consultant.,

Practical Methods for Developing Self-esteem in Children and Adolescents: Monday, March 2 This workshop will cover theory and practice relating to the development of self-esteem in children and teens. We will focus on specific approaches, techniques and language you can use as you teach and work with your children. Bring questions and problems. Presented by Rick Irving, LICSW.



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