NM Youth Agency November Newsletter
YA Media: The Youth Agency's Video and Podcast Program continues our mission to educate, entertain, and encourage our youth and families. We invite you to listen to our Podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and Pandora or check us out on youthagency.org and the Youth Agency Facebook page. If you are interested in creating a PSA, hosting a Podcast, or other ideas, please contact Stacey via the email embedded in the title!
PARENTING TIPS FOR ANXIOUS KIDS- Sara Wells, LMSW
Tip #1. BUILD YOUR CHILD'S EMOTIONAL STRENGTH :
It’s important to praise your child for facing challenges, trying something new, or exhibiting brave behavior. Some children like big, loud, exuberant praises, while others like a quiet pat on the back. There is a lot you can do to help build your child’s competence. Search to find avenues where your child can show that they are good at something (music, art, sports). Also, be sure your child has jobs around the house that show your child contributes to the family. These things can significantly help boost your child’s self-esteem and self-worth. Give it a try!
Also, here are some current programs available:
Parent 2 Parent Support Group
Join us for a welcoming support group, facilitated by Sara Wells, LMSW, along with parents of our community who are working and learning together.
Meet others in similar situations at this FREE and informal support group. This group will allow parents to provide dialogue, share their experiences, tools, and learn from other parents about raising their children.
Join us to discuss a variety of issues, challenges, and concerns that parents may face.
Peace, Love, & Stand up to Hate Workshop
This ongoing workshop is designed for High School students to promote inclusion, diversity, friendship, team building, and kindness. The purpose is to celebrate differences, practice self-care, create a safe space for communication, and show that progress is possible.
Girl Power Workshop
An ongoing workshop designed for High School women to promote female empowerment for high school students to boost self-esteem. A safe place for teenage women to come together, discuss important topics, share advice, and be kinder to each other and ourselves.