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Family Talks

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Join Roanoke Valley Family and mpi Too each month for our Family Talks series, a free monthly gathering featuring local professionals speaking about on important topics for parents in our community. Free childcare* and snacks are provided, plus door prizes.

*Childcare is available for potty-trained children

Details:

Where: CoLab Roanoke, 1327 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke

When: Tuesday, June 25
Tuesday, July 23
Tuesday, August 27
Future Dates TBD

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Have a topic you’d like to suggest? We’d love to hear about it! Email jeanne@virginiafamily.com

June 25: Bouncing Back: How Resilience is the Key to Stronger Communities

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Melanie Morris, Roanoke Prevention Alliance Director, will lead a discussion about what it means to be resilient. Here’s your primer:

There are some serious issues in our society that we all want desperately to fix — things like homelessness, domestic abuse, drug dependency, incarceration, disease, depression and other mental illness, and poverty. And we certainly don’t want our children to grow up and become incarcerated, drug dependent, diseased, or depressed. It isn’t a mystery how these issues take hold; they have roots in childhood events and circumstances. If we can learn how to intervene in a child’s life and teach resilience, then we change his or her future and make our community stronger.

Come learn more with us at the Family Talk!

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