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Building Relationships & Resilience through Stories (Nov 13, 2018)

WHEN Tuesday, Nov 13th 2018 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
COST Individual Adult: $20.00 per person
Adult Couple: $35.00 per parenting couple
LOCATION Sunrise Bank Headquarters, 2525 Wabash Ave, St Paul, MN 55114

This workshop provides you with tools that you can go home and use right away to build bonds and resilience in your children through stories and nurturing touch. The activities you will learn will help enhance self-regulation skills and create memories, develop boundaries and set limits with humor. The activities are hands on and designed to bring love and laughter into the home while reducing stress and increasing sleep. Tips and strategies will be given for working with children who have an aversion or negative history with touch.

Melissa Enter graduated from MN State University - Mankato with degrees in Urban and Regional Studies and NonProfit Leadership and a minor in Family Life/Child Development. Her formal education focused on children and families within communities. With over 30 years' experience working with children, her experience includes: family child care, owner/director of Hand In Hand Child Care Center, teaching preschool, mentoring providers on the USDA Food Program, developing and implementing the legislative Pre-K Allowance Program and working in the public school system as a paraprofessional. She is also a certified infant massage instructor and a mother of four children. Working with children and families from diverse backgrounds and a wide spectrum of learning abilities, she has created a toolbox of activities and methods that she enjoys sharing with others. She currently works as an international trainer for the Massage In Schools Program, training new instructors to bring the nationally recognized bullying reduction program into schools, communities and family homes.