Upcoming Events for CHD

Event Inquiries - Contact Cathy Russell at 402-502-9788 for event details

April 17, 2018 - GrandFriends Information Session @ CHD Offices

Drop in to Center for Holistic Development anytime between 2pm - 6pm for information related to our GrandFriends Mentoring Program.

Our Mission: Seasoned GrandFriend (African-American adults who have overcome life's challenges) will offer wisdom by befriending, mentoring, and encouraging young adults aged 19-30 who are motivated to succeed, but need a little help and push.
Training will be provided.

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May 1, 2018 - June 19, 2018, Every Tuesday - Circle of Security 

@ CHD Offices

8 week program - All aged children
6-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 per session OR $150.00 if all sessions are paid in advance
Make your Reservation at: www.chdOmaha.eventbrite.com

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Using the COS-P model developed by the Circle of Security originators, our trained Facilitators work with parents and care-givers to help them to:
• Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs
• Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
• Enhance the development of their child's self esteem
• Honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure

Parenting Classes Flier May 2018- Sept 2018

May 18, 2018 - Concert: Music for Your Mind & Soul - A Fundraising Event for Omaha Gives!

7pm, Doors open - 8pm, Performances
$10 
B*Side of Benson Theater
6054 Maple Street, Omaha 

Featuring
Pocket Change Trio
Front Row Band
Wakanda
and A’Moné & Friends 

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July 11, 2018 - September 12, 2018, Every Wednesday - Nurturing Parenting @ CHD Offices

10 week program - School age children 
2-3:30 p.m. 
Cost: $15.00 per session OR $100.00 if all sessions are paid in advance
Make your Reservation at: www.chdOmaha.eventbrite.com
The Nurturing Parenting Programs are a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to abusive and neglecting parenting and child-rearing practices. The long term goals are to prevent recidivism in families receiving social services, lower the rate of multi-parent teenage pregnancies, reduce the rate of juvenile delinquency and alcohol abuse, and stop the intergenerational cycle of child abuse by teaching positive parenting behaviors.

Parenting Classes Flier May 2018- Sept 2018

Dare to Believe – Reclaiming Our Minds
Sponsorship and marketing opportunities available

July 19, 2018 - Dare to Believe Gala with Silent Auction
Reception at 5:30 pm, Program at 6:45 pm
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Lindsey
Location: TBD
July 20, 2018 - Minority Mental Health Conference
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Michael Lindsey
Location: TBD

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You can't have a frank discussion about mental health within the African-American community without confronting issues related to social trauma.

Uncomfortable (and sometimes dangerous) encounters with a distrusted police force. Drugs and crime infesting a neighborhood. The institutional scars of slavery and segregation. These are all issues our contemporary black population must deal with each and every day.

Dr. Michael Lindsey of NYU's Silver School of Social Work sees signs of debilitating trauma throughout black America. He points to two key reasons this is. First, mental illness is unfairly stigmatized in these communities, just as it is throughout American culture. Second, cultural definitions of strength and courage are dictated by efforts to work against institutional ills such as discrimination. How one reacts to these ills, coupled with the community's response to said reaction, adds a lot of tension other Americans don't necessarily have to deal with.

Finally, Lindsey speaks to the value placed on authenticity, a major reason why many sufferers in the black community internalize their strife rather than share it with the outside world.

Learn more at the Mental Health Channel

Read more at BigThink.com