Meeting link: Parents Matter Virtual Social Hour
Parenting is tough enough and parenting during a pandemic and adapting to all nuances of the “new normal” can be stressful, to say the least.
The Orion Area Youth Assistance is partnering with E Community Outreach Services to offer online sessions designed to help parents navigate the stress and ever-changing demands they face during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Parents Matter Virtual Social Hour begins at 7 p.m. each Tuesday from Dec. 8 – Jan. 26.
Parents are encouraged to join the meetings, listen to the topics presented each week and share their views during the discussion/support portions of the social hour.
Eisha Branner, M.A. and founder and CEO of E Community Outreach Services, along with Kristen Thompson, a licensed professional counselor, will facilitate Parents Matter.
Possible topics include: pandemic parenting, stress management, school tips and resources, mental/physical health topics, discussion and support from the group and guest facilitators.
The 90-minute meetings will be held via Zoom.
The Parents Matter Virtual Social Hour is free but organizers ask that participants email the Orion Area Youth Assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eisha Branner at email@example.com to register, or for further information.
A link to the Zoom meeting will be posted on The Lake Orion Review website, lakeorionreview.com, in this article, and on the Orion Area Youth Assistance Facebook page, facebook.com/orionareayouthassistance, and on the OAYA website, lakeorionyouthassistance.com.
— By Jim Newell