Horizons

The ART of NEEDLE FELTING (TUESDAYS: NOVEMBER 18 AND 25: Cost $50)
This 2-week course is and introduction to needle felting. Needle felting is the art of taking raw wool and creating something amazing and unique. In this class we will be felting a one dimensional project which the children will mount on a frame. We will work on design, color, layout and how to combine the wool to create a piece of Art. This class is taught by Boxford resident and local artist Rebecca Kelly. Min 6/Max 8 students. REGISTER NOW:

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Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: Strategies to Solve the Worry Puzzle
Tuesday November 18 7-9pm Masconomet Auditorium

Back by popular demand, Lynn Lyons will provide families and educators with a jargon-free, step-by-step plan to solve the puzzle of worried kids. Action, not avoidance, is the key to success, but most adults unknowingly strengthen anxiety by trying to accommodate its demands. Learn the difference between healthy worrying and debilitating anxiety and how to interrupt the link between anxiety and depression.The seven concrete skills apply to kids (and adults) of all ages because they target the process of worry and anxiety, a process that looks and feels overwhelming, but is predictable and manageable when you have the right information.

Lynn Lyons has been a psychotherapist for 24 years and specializes in the treatment of anxious children and their parents. She is the co-author with Reid Wilson of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children and the companion book Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. She is known for her focus on providing concrete, usable skills and her integration of humor, homework, and clinical hypnosis.

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Tri-Town Council’s Drop In Friday
November 7th, 9:30am-11:00am Mindfulness – Impacting Health and Wellbeing

How often are you on autopilot? Checking things off your list and your head is somewhere else? Mindfulness – a focused awareness – is a buzzword in health and educational circles for good reason. Research shows it has a profound impact on health and well-being. According to Harvard Researcher Ellen Langer, the “mother of mindfulness”, the practice is remarkably simple. Join us at the Tri Town Council office, 49 Main Street, Topsfield at 9:30am; We’ll glimpse into the world of Ellen Langer’s research and groundbreaking studies on the impact of mindfulness on health and simple ways to savor the present, especially timely given the upcoming holidays!

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Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: Strategies to Solve the Worry Puzzle

Tuesday-November 18th 7-9pm Masconomet Auditorium

In this workshop, Lynn Lyons provides families and educators with a jargon-free, step-by-step plan to solve the puzzle of worried kids. Action, not avoidance, is the key to success, but most adults unknowingly strengthen anxiety by trying to accommodate its demands. Learn the difference between healthy worrying and debilitating anxiety and how to interrupt the link between anxiety and depression.The seven concrete skills apply to kids (and adults) of all ages because they target the process of worry and anxiety, a process that looks and feels overwhelming, but is predictable and manageable when you have the right information.
Lynn Lyons has been a psychotherapist for 24 years and specializes in the treatment of anxious children and their parents. She is the co-author with Reid Wilson of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children and the companion bookPlaying with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. Lynn alos created a self-help DVD program for parents entitled Decreasing Anxiety: How to Talk to Your Anxious Child. In addition to her private practice in Concord NH, she presents internationally to mental health and medical providers, educators, school nurses, and parents. She is known for her focus on providing concrete, usable skills and her integration of humor, homework, and clinical hypnosis.

Tri-Town Council’s Community Presentation: Supporting Kids Social Success & On-Line Safety

Presented by: Meghan McCoy,

Program Coordinator Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center & Visiting Lecturer, Bridgewater State University

When: Wednesday, October 8th @ 7pm @ Masconomet Regional School Auditorium

Meghan will provide powerful insights and practical strategies including:  Information about social networking, cell phone abuse, cyberbullying & on-line safety.  What causes cyberbullying behavior and how easily well-adjusted kids can fall into this behavior.  How children use cell phones and the internet for instant messaging, social networking and on-line gaming.  How to establish & enforce safe guidelines that empower kids to protect themselves.  Facts about the Massachusetts Bullying Law and the critical role that parents play.

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HORIZONS!

Don’t miss out, classes are filling fast! Tri-Town Council Horizons After School Enrichment registration is open! Fun fall activities to engage and learn. Classes include fencing, drama, sewing, Lego engineering, art workshops, fitness, nature exploration, and more! Go to http://www.tritowncouncil.org

Drop In Fridays are back!
Join us for challenging and rich conversation on topics of depth and relevance.

Stop by for Let’s Get Real with Dr. Kate, on Friday October 3, 2014 9:00am-11am at the Tri-Town Council office, 49 Main Street, Topsfield.

With the school year upon us, it’s time to rethink expectations, schedules, and priorities. (Hint: it’s all about pacing, timing and being realistic). How parents approach the school year may influence not only how successful their children are but also our potential for burn out.

Please drop in to Tri-Town Council for this informal chat with Dr. Kate Roberts. Dr. Kate will discuss keeping it real: setting expectations, handling disappointments and the nitty gritty of life’s everyday challenges. (Challenges like how keep the peace during homework or establishing tech free times/zones in your home.)

Join us for our first Let’s Get Real with Dr. Kate to listen, laugh and learn! Discuss with others what works and what doesn’t when it comes to getting the most out of the school year. Dr. Kate will troubleshoot, offer tips and provide insights to guide us! For more info: LTeichner@tritowncouncil.org

SAVE THE DATE: “Supporting Kids Social Success & On-Line Safety”
Wednesday evening, October 8th, 7:00pm

This program will be presented by Meghan McCoy of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC); 7:00PM in the Masconomet Auditorium. It is intended for parents, guardians and educators of Tri-Town youth of all ages who have or will have access to social media. Learn how youth are using social networking sites and technology, and how to support your child’s on-line and off-line social interactions, while keeping them safe in person and on-line.
Bethany Blake
Communications Director
(978) 887-6512

Celebrating 45 Years of Service to Tri-Town Youth & Families!

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HORIZONS!

Don’t miss out, classes are filling fast! Tri-Town Council Horizons After School Enrichment registration is open! Fun fall activities to engage and learn. Classes will begin at the end of September, and include fencing, drama, sewing, Lego engineering, art workshops, fitness, nature exploration, and more! Go to www.tritowncouncil.org

Drop In Fridays are back!
Join us for challenging and rich conversation on topics of depth and relevance.

Stop by for Let’s Get Real with Dr. Kate, on Friday October 3, 2014 9:00am-11am at the Tri-Town Council office, 49 Main Street, Topsfield.

With the school year upon us, it’s time to rethink expectations, schedules, and priorities. (Hint: it’s all about pacing, timing and being realistic). How parents approach the school year may influence not only how successful their children are but also our potential for burn out.

Please drop in to Tri-Town Council for this informal chat with Dr. Kate Roberts. Dr. Kate will discuss keeping it real: setting expectations, handling disappointments and the nitty gritty of life’s everyday challenges. (Challenges like how keep the peace during homework or establishing tech free times/zones in your home.)

Join us for our first Let’s Get Real with Dr. Kate to listen, laugh and learn! Discuss with others what works and what doesn’t when it comes to getting the most out of the school year. Dr. Kate will troubleshoot, offer tips and provide insights to guide us! For more info: LTeichner@tritowncouncil.org

SAVE THE DATE: “Supporting Kids Social Success & On-Line Safety”
Wednesday evening, October 8th, 7:00pm

This program will be presented by Meghan McCoy of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC); 7:00PM in the Masconomet Auditorium. It is intended for parents, guardians and educators of Tri-Town youth of all ages who have or will have access to social media. Learn how youth are using social networking sites and technology, and how to support your child’s on-line and off-line social interactions, while keeping them safe in person and on-line.