Durham’s Partnership for Children is excited to invite parents and caregivers to an upcoming event focused on promoting social and emotional engagement in early childhood. This special event will be led by the talented Deidre Morgan, the EHS Mental Health & Wellness Manager of Durham’s Early Head Start program. With a strong educational background, including a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations from North Carolina Central University and a Master’s in Psychology with a focus on Child and Adolescent Development, Deidre also holds an LCSWA and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.
Why Social and Emotional Engagement Matters
Social and emotional engagement is a crucial aspect of a child’s development. It lays the foundation for building healthy relationships, self-awareness, and emotional resilience. As a parent or caregiver, understanding and nurturing your child’s social and emotional well-being is of paramount importance. It not only impacts their early childhood experiences but also sets the stage for their future success and well-being.
What to Expect
At this event, parents and caregivers can anticipate a wealth of valuable resources, tools, and guidance on how to address their own mental health and that of their children. Deidre will share her extensive knowledge and experience, providing insights into the following areas:
Understanding Child Development: Learn about the various stages of child development and how they relate to social and emotional engagement.
Promoting Healthy Attachments: Discover techniques and strategies for fostering secure attachments between you and your child.
Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers: Explore the importance of self-care and techniques to manage your own mental health, which ultimately benefits your child.
Recognizing and Addressing Emotional Needs: Gain the tools to recognize and address the emotional needs of your child, helping them navigate their feelings in a healthy way.
Building a Supportive Environment: Learn how to create a nurturing and supportive environment at home to encourage healthy social and emotional growth.
Access to Resources: Deidre will also provide information about available resources and support networks to assist parents in their journey.
Date and Location
Mark your calendars for the upcoming event:
Date: November 14, 2023
Time: 5:00-6:45 PM
Location: Holton Career & Resource Center, 401 N Driver St, Durham, NC 27703
How to Join
Participation in this event is free, and all parents and caregivers are welcome. Simply, so you can reserve your spot and join us in enhancing your knowledge and skills in promoting social and emotional engagement in your child’s early years.
At Durham’s Partnership for Children, we are committed to providing support and resources to help parents and caregivers navigate the beautiful journey of parenthood. Join us, and let’s work together to nurture the social and emotional growth of our children.