Thank you, Marilyn Dayton! www.FromThisCornerTV.com
Check out the YouTube video interview of our Chairperson, Cara Westcott of UCFS, and one of our long-time partners, Kathleen O'Beirne: http://youtu.be/7kS_B_PfPms
Thank you, Marilyn Dayton! www.FromThisCornerTV.com
Can it be true?
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A great, inspirational video on a school program that naturally reduces bullying by promoting kindness. The word "bullying" doesn't need to be mentioned.
CT at Work in Southeastern CT EVENTS & PROGRAMS
For Schedule Details, visit www.CultureSECT.org
Sep 2- Oct 31 CT Industry Mural at Slater Museum in Norwich
Sep- Oct Tour the Leffingwell House Museum in Norwich
Sep 14 "How Groton Worked: Soldiers, Servants, Spinner and More" at Avery-Copp House in Groton
Sep 16 "Building Bridges to Employment: A Panel Discussion" in Norwich
Sep 16 Book Discussion of A Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball at Public Library of New London
Sep 16 - Oct 31 "Latin Views 2014" at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, UCONN Avery Point
Sep 21 336th Birthday of New London's Original Jack-of-all-trades- Joshus Hempstead at the Hempstead Houses in New London
Oct 1-30 Norwich Historical Society Tours (part of The Last Green Valley's Walktober events). Walking tours include Norwich Millionaire's Triangle, The Golden Clock Tower, Civil War Maritime History, Walking in a Traitor's Footsteps and many more
Oct 2 "Behind the Scenes Tour of Otis Library" at Otis Library in Norwich
Oct 3- Jan 25 "Life Stories in Art" Exhbitions of three American women artists from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries at Florence Griswold in Old Lyme
Oct 3- Nov 2 "Wee Faerie Village in a Steampunk'd Wonderland" featuring the work of over 30 local artists at Florence Griswold in Old Lyme
Oct 3- Oct 30 Photography exhibit at Otis Library in Norwich featuring photos of antique items in the Leffingwell House Museum that tell a story of work and domestic life in early Norwich
Oct 8 Author Ed Johnetta Miller at Mystic Arts Center in Mystic
Oct 8 "Adventures In Deep Sea Exploration" Talk with Dr. Bob Ballard at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London
Oct 17 Working for a Living: Hartbeat Ensemble at Washington Street Coffee House in New London
Oct 20 Community Coalition for Children...helping children thrive presents Author Darell Hammond at The Garde Arts Center in New London
Oct 22 "Poetry Reading with Margaret Gibson" at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London
Oct 26 "The Federal Arts Project: A Panel Discussion" at Waterford Public Library in Waterford
Oct 29 "Protecting Our Underwater Heritage" talk at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London
Oct 31 "Parrish" Film at Groton Public Library
Nov 1 "Colonial Encampment" at the Jabez Smith House in Groton
Nov TBD Open House at the Velvet Mill in Stonington with working artists' studios and creative businesses in a re-purposed mill
Nov 7 Opening Reception of "The Way We Worked" Exhibit at Groton Public Library
Nov 8- Dec 21 "The Way We Worked" Smithsonian Exhbition Opening Reception at Groton Public Library
Nov 3- 30 "A Dedication to Craft: Harold Friedland, Master Fabric Painter" Exhibit at Otis Library in Norwich (opening reception on Nov 7)
Nov 7 "On the Job: Historical Songs of American Work" by Rick Spencer at the Public Library of New London
Nov 7 "Since You Went Away" Film at Groton Public Library
Nov 12 Book Discussion of "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" at the Groton Public Library
Nov 14 "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" Film at Groton Public Library
Nov 21 "Summer Stock" Film at Groton Public Library
Nov 22 "O'tis A Festival: A Marketplace of All Things Creative" at Otis Library in Norwich
Dec 2 Book Discussion of "Working in the Shadows" by Gabriel Thompson at Public Library of New London
And More.... Details Coming Soon Author Program with Ed Johnetta Miller at the Public Library of New London "Full Speed into the Nuclear Age: An Electric Boat Oral History""Organizing for Change: Labor Unions at Electric Boat" Community Conversation
As part of the year-long Connecticut at Work initiative by CT Humanities, southeastern CT is hostingThe Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution that draws on the National Archives' rich photographic collections to document 150 years of changing work life in America. The free exhibition is on view at the Groton Public Library from Nov. 8 to Dec. 21.
The exhibition has been touring the state for a year, and the Groton location is the final stop in Connecticut. As part of Connecticut at Work, the Groton library, Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition and other historic and educational venues in the region will sponsor author talks, films, music, theater, art, community conversations, storytelling, local history and book discussions relating to work from September through December.
Connecticut at Work is a year-long initiative of Connecticut Humanities about the past, present and future of work life in Connecticut. For a detailed calendar of events and more information, visitwww.CultureSECT.org
CT at Work in southeastern CT is sponsored by The Day
CT at Work General Information
Quick Glance Programs Calendar
Regional Programs Details
By Sarah Pilcher
For The Bulletin
Posted Sep. 2, 2014 @ 2:01 am
It has been pretty hard to miss all the stories in the news about pediatric obesity recently. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that one in three children are considered overweight or obese.What we eat can make a huge impact on our health and weight. Making some daily changes can have lifelong benefits.With the new school year starting, this is a great time to adopt some new habits and think about healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks for children.Eating breakfast before school is important for academic success and physical health. Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast do better in school when compared to children who do not.Plus, one study, which compared teens who ate breakfast every day and those who only occasionally or never had breakfast in the morning, found that the teens who ate breakfast daily were thinner.Make planning and preparing meals easy, fun and rewarding. Here are some tips for healthier breakfasts, lunches and snacks:
Read more: http://www.norwichbulletin.com/article/20140902/Entertainment & Life/140909978#ixzz3DKxTK2GW
Dr. Jane Scott: Parenting while distracted — are we dissing our own kids?
..."Social media have a place and a purpose, but too many parents are creating unnecessary stress by trying to be in two places at once, while modeling to their children that online relationships take precedence over real ones. In an era of constant distraction, we must decide what's more important: heeding the constant ping of our devices or telling our children, in word and deed, "I am listening. I am here. And there's nowhere else I'd rather be."...
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/dr-jane-scott-parenting-while-distracted-are-we-dissing-our/article_32814bc1-835c-5568-9193-d10f7838552d.html#ixzz3DKvAjbQu
Backus and Windham Hospitals to Host Healthy Living Festival September 13.
NORWICH--Hartford HealthCare’s East Region, which includes Backus and Windham hospitals, will host a Healthy Living Festival on Saturday, September 13, 10 am – 2 pm at the Backus Outpatient Care Center, at 111 Salem Turnpike, Norwich, CT.
The free community event will include Yoga, QiGong, Zumba, meditation, mindfulness, healthy food samples, recipes, and a mini farmers market. The keynote speaker will be Setu Vora, MD, East Region Medical Director, Performance Improvement and Founder of Health Transformers, Inc.
For more information, contact Alice Facente at 860.425.8739.
Find more information at Backus Hospital.
Great article from VB regarding smartphones, outdoor play and emotional intelligence.
Study: Kids who ditch smartphones for outdoor fun are ‘substantially’ better at reading emotions
August 23, 2014 11:00 AM
A new study suggests that excessive smartphone use is hurting kids’ ability to read social cues.
Using the gold standard of psychological testing, experimental field design, researchers from UCLA took a random selection of sixth-grade students to an outdoor camp for five days. Compared to a control group, in the camp group, “we found that children who were away from screens for five days with many opportunities for in-person interaction improved significantly in reading facial emotion,” the research team explained...
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Connecticut Network of Care Transformation (CONNECT)
On behalf of the Leadership Team for the Connecticut Network of Care Transformation (CONNECT) initiative, you are invited to a Regional CONNECT Network of Care Development Meeting.
The purpose of CONNECT is to create a partnership between families, state agencies, and service providers at the local, regional and state levels to support children, youth, and families in accessing the services they need in a timely and effective manner through an integrated network of care.
The purpose of this meeting is to promote understanding of the goals and deliverables of the CONNECT initiative, update progress, and discuss ways that families and state cross-system partners and providers can improve collaboration to strengthen the efforts of local and regional networks of care.
The CONNECT initiative is reaching out to partners from all of the following child-serving sectors : behavioral health, child welfare, early childhood, juvenile justice, substance abuse, education, advocacy groups and the families and children they serve. All are invited to attend this regional update meeting.
The CONNECT initiative has a small amount of funding to be allocated to local
efforts that support ongoing parent and youth involvement (through limited stipends) and incentives to support coalition building across multiple community groups and collaboratives. The process for the allocation of these funds will be discussed.
Regional CONNECT Network of Care Development Meeting
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Abundant Life Church, 85 Skinner Road, Colchester, CT 06415
Please contact Jeana Bracey, CONNECT Project Director, 860-679-1524 firstname.lastname@example.org to accept or decline this invitation. If you are unable to participate, we would appreciate you designating a representative to participate in your place. Refreshments will be served.
This statewide effort is supported by funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a component of the Systems of Care Planning and Expansion Grant awarded to the State in 2013.
The CONNECT Leadership Team
Beresford Wilson, CONNECT Youth and Family Engagement Specialist, AFCAMP
Pamela Ferguson, Family System Manager Program Supervisor, FAVOR
Susan Graham, Statewide Family System Manager, FAVOR
Lorna Grivois, Family System Manager Region 3/Eastern
Joy Kaufman, CONNECT Evaluator, Yale University
Jeana Bracey, CONNECT Project Director, CHDI
Jeffrey Vanderploeg, CONNECT Coordinating Center Director, CHDI
Tim Marshall, CONNECT Principal Investigator, DCF
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