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COVID-19 Updates

The safety of our families in our first priority. We follow recommendations from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Please see here for details of how our Home Visit Program, Village Closet, and Parent Support and Education programs have adjusted to keep everyone safe. 

Special Events

Body Positivity with Lynn Koenig

Tuesday, November 10
7:30-8:30pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6886372401

Join Lynn Koenig for a workshop on body positivity! All who identify as women, or who would otherwise benefit from this discussion, are encouraged to join. This is an opportunity to find compassion from others and begin a journey together to find a sense of self-love, self-compassion, and move towards a positive body image.

Let’s take a look at why it’s so hard to love our bodies, why we constantly feel the need to improve our bodies, and what this mindset is doing to the next generation! We can change the way we see our physical selves and allow room for a positive body image at any phase, size, or physical state that we experience throughout our lives. We can set a positive example for our daughters, nieces, and granddaughters so they don’t feel this way, especially after becoming mothers. Change starts here, together!

Join from a computer for mobile device at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6886372401
or from a telephone at:
(929) 436-2866
Meeting ID: 688 637 2401

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It Takes a Village’s Virtual Parents Groups are supported by the United Way Hampshire County.

Thank you to all the community organizations, agencies, and schools who have supported the Parent Education and Support Program and all these special events:

  • Routines, Rituals, & Transitions with Scott Noyes (October 2020)
  • Pelvic Floor Health 101 with Patricia Young and Restore Physical Therapy (September 2020)
  • Just in Case: How to be Self-Sufficient When the Unexpected Happens with Kathy Harrison (August 2020)
  • Why It’s So Hard to Talk About the N-Word with Dr. Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor (August 2020)
  • Public School Reopening 101 with Kurt Garivaltis and the Gateway Regional School District (July 2020)
  • Homeschooling 101 with Jenny Wildermuth (July 2020)
  • Childbirth Ed and Postpartum Planning with Crafted Birth Women’s Health of Cooley Dickinson (July 2020)
  • Employment Rights in the time of COVID with Emily Smith-Lee and SLN Hilltown Law (July 2020)
  • Out-of-Hospital Birth during COVID with Seven Sisters Midwifery (June 2020)
  • The “Good” Mother Myth with Avital Norman Nathman (June 2020)
  • Peaceful Play Strategies with Sue Eaton and Peaceable Village (June 2020)
  • Self-Care for the Busy Parent with Beth Pellettieri and b.p. coaching (May, 2020)
  • Kids, ADHD, and pandemic shutdowns with Meg Taylor and Valley ADHD (May, 2020)
  • Relationship Struggles during COVID-19 with Kerry Lusignan and the Northampton Center for Couples Therapy (May, 2020)
  • Postpartum Mental Health with Lauren Harris and the Perinatal Wellness Center (May, 2020)
  • Raising Resilient Children with Joyce Hanousek and the Gateway Regional Special Education Parents Advisory Council (January, 2020)
  • Helping Kids Resolve Conflict and Manage Anger with Scott Noyes (October, 2019)
  • Is It My Business? A Community Response to Domestic Violence with Safe Passage (May, 2019)
  • Parenting Under Pressure with Karen Zilberstein (April 2019)
  • Scared of the Dark: Helping Kids Manage the Monsters Under the Bed with Ted Plimpton (March 2019)
  • Hilltown Community Health Needs Assessment with Baystate Health (March, 2019)

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