education opportunities for parents/caregivers!
Thu, Jan 7 8:41am

Hello Breaburn Families,

Here are some wonderful educational opportunities for you to learn more about how to support your family and community. Please feel free to email me & Gigi at anytime with questions at


Ayelet & Gigi



Supporting Teen Mental Health: A Panel Discussion for Parents

Thursday, January 14th7:00 - 8:30 pm
Join a virtual discussion with WHPS staff and community clinicians to learn how parents and caregivers can help teenagers manage stress during this challenging time. Topics include the stresses teens are facing, realistic parent expectations and when to be concerned, how the schools are supporting mental health, and how families can utilize school and professional support systems. Please email questions for the panelists to
Moderator: Scott Ratchford, Equity Advancement/Family Engagement & School Psychologist
Panelists: WHPS Social Workers - Liz Anderson (Conard), Diedra Dietter (Hall), Tangel McFadden (KP); Community Clinicians - Dr. Ishrat Quadri (Pediatrician), Dr. Jeffrey Landau (Psychiatrist), Janel Davis (Outpatient Therapist at Yale New Haven Hospital), Chris Dutton (Director of Community & School Services at The Bridge Family Center)
Hosted by West Hartford Community of Concern, a parent group that works to support the well-being of teenagers in our community.

Equity Symposium this weekend!

Equity SymposiumSaturday, 1/9/21 and Sunday, 1/10/21 from 9:00am to 4:30pm
The Equity Symposium is an annual, free event for anyone looking to begin or continue equity-based work. This year’s theme is Perspectives on Innovation Though Passion. During this event, participants are encouraged to learn and connect with others across the state who are committed to equity. This year’s symposium is virtual and while this is a change from last year, we hope that this platform will allow our participants and speakers to interact with those who they may otherwise not have gotten the opportunity to.Our goal is to have our participants leave with tools to help them use their passions to make positive changes in their communities. This event is for all ages and is meant to create a brave and safe space for those who wish to improve their skills and forge a path for a better tomorrow. The focus of the day is encouraging individual and community growth no matter where attendees are in their understanding and advancement of equity.
Link to register for the Equity Symposium: 
Link to our Welcome Video:
About EquityCT:
Talking Asian American Identity & Racism: A Parent Workshop
Join us for a free, online workshop for parents to talk about Asian American identity and racism on January 22, 2021, at 7 PM. The workshop will provide an overview of Asian American racial identity and issues around anti-Asian racism, and then offer some concrete strategies and tools, including trauma-informed practices, to discuss these topics with children (K-12) in age appropriate ways. The workshop will be led by the Immigrant History Initiative, mental health expert Dr. Jenny Wang, and parent leaders of West Hartford Parent Community Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Group.
The workshop is made possible by funding from Connecticut Humanities Council.

Please complete this registration form to sign up for the workshop. 
Click here for information and registration forms in other Asian languages. 

The Zoom link will be provided after your registration is approved.