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Kids Talk Online Meet-Ups for Kids in Grades 4 - 12

April 03, 2020 3:44 PM | Linda Zanieski (Administrator)

From the Talent Development Cooperative website . . .

KidsTalk is an online meet-up promoting mutual support and the sharing of insights and experiences of kids for kids. KidsTalk is a program of the family-centered clinical practice of Melissa Sornik, LCSW PLLC and was created to provide children and adolescents an opportunity to make connections while they adjust to the isolating impact of COVID-19. (The practice specializes in support, guidance and a range of therapeutic programs for gifted (including 2e) children, adolescents and their families. )

We’ve been talking with many of our young clients and are impressed with the resilience, creativity and coping strategies they’re developing as they adapt to the “new normal” they are now living every day. They have thoughts, ideas and experiences to share with each other and we have created a safe, welcoming and positive online space for them to connect.

Three one-hour online KidsTalk meet-ups are offered several times weekly for children and adolescents ages 9-17. There is a KidsTalk meet-up for elementary schoolers in grades 4 and 5, a KidsTalk meet-up for middle schoolers in grades 6 through 8, and a KidsTalk meet up for high schoolers in grades 9 through 12. Each one hour meet-up session will host 4 - 5 participants.

Meet-ups will be supervised and supported by teacher and therapist Jacob Greebel, MEd, LMSW, who will ensure that all meet-up members are given an opportunity to participate comfortably in discussions that are meaningful, productive and positive. Topics will be kid-centered and will include sharing experiences, advice, recommendations and perspectives about home schooling, ways to beat boredom, exercise, developing new hobbies and interests, navigating interactions and relationships with parents and siblings in shared spaces, and different ways to stay connected with friends and extended families while practicing social distancing. KidsTalk meet-ups will promote creative problem-solving, kid-driven topics, and skills for building and maintaining social connections and relationships.

There is a $25/per participant/per KidsTalk meet-up session.

All Kids Talk meet-ups require a designated link to join.

Program will begin the week of April 12th.

Click here for complete details and registration information.

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