Workshops & Support Groups

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parenttraining

Our workshops provide all our community members with an opportunity to learn. Sharing useful information on vulnerable topics initiates conversation.

Conversations make a difference. We offer a vast amount of workshops covering topics like: NARCAN, QPR, Mental Health First Aid, Vaping 101, and Substance Abuse Information.

EYS hopes that adults maintain the same amount of peer support that we know to be essential for our children. This is why we have created parent support groups that encourage open communication among caregivers.

Despite being youth services, we also offer programs and services to families and adults because of the influence they have on a child's environment. The environment we want a child to have is a safe one. When we use the word safe, we are referring to the experience, the space, the people, that allow a child to live through messy emotions and difficult situations.

We are planning on offering these workshops this Spring!

more details to come soon

Dating Matters

Kids start talking about dating in 6th-8th grade. EYS can help parents bring up the intimidating topic of relationships in a way that assures our kids are starting off strong (with healthy habits).

Body Positivity

This workshop will focus on how we can help our children practice self love, self care, and reclaim their health.

Stress to Courage

Parents will learn about how stress is impacting their children, and techniques to help with their own and their children’s quality of life.

We always love to hear feedback or any support group ideas that would be of interest in the community!

Please reach out to our Prevention Coordinator, Marque Mercure — mmercure@ellington-ct.gov with any ideas on how we can best support Ellington parents.

email Marque