Practicing Empathy

Practicing Empathy

  In this dynamic TED Talk by Michele Borba, EdD, learn three ideas worth spreading to foster empathy.  Register today for her upcoming presentation at BHS on Nov 9th, hosted by our partner, Raising Resilience. Check out the surprisingly young teacher in the Roots of Empathy class! Start an Island Conversation: We can learn a lot from each other. Please share your ideas for modeling and supporting kindness and caring in your family or classroom.  ...

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Unselfie: Empathy Matters

Unselfie: Empathy Matters

We sat down with Michele Borba, Ed.D. nationally known expert in child development, researcher and author of the terrific new book, Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in and All-About Me World. Learn more about why empathy matters and get a taste of her talk on Wednesday, Nov 9th, 7:30-9:00pm at Bainbridge High School Commons. Hosted by our partner, Raising Resilience and co-sponsored by the Alliance. Register today.  Thank you Bainbridge Community Broadcasting! Join our Island Conversation: What was the most intriguing part of Michele Borba’s podcast from your perspective?...

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Supporting a Grieving Teen

Supporting a Grieving Teen

We are an Island in mourning. Empathy, caring, kindness and compassion- the focus of our exploration this month, takes on new relevance as our community grieves the loss of Quentin Blevins, a junior at Bainbridge High School. Many of us struggle to know what to say to our kids, and each other, about the death of a friend, child or classmate, which is why we are sharing the following article on how to help.  How to Help a Grieving Teen Adapted from Helping Teens Cope with Death by The Dougy Center- The National Center for Grieving Children and Families. What is it like for teenagers when someone close to them dies? How do they respond to the death of a parent, a sibling, a relative, a friend? In our work with teenagers, we’ve learned that teens respond better to adults who choose to be companions on the grief journey rather than direct it. We have also discovered that adult companions need to be aware of their own grief issues and journeys because their experiences and beliefs impact the way they relate to teens. READ MORE HERE.   If you feel you or your teen needs help, here is a list of resources: Bainbridge Youth Services (206)842-9675 https://askbys.org/ Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas (800)843-4793  crisisclinicofthepeninsulas.org Boys Town USA Hotline   (800)448-3000 http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org Kitsap Mental Health Services (360)373-3425 http://www.kitsapmentalhealth.org/ Crisis Text Line Text  Text START to 741741 http://www.crisistextline.org/ Bainbridge Psychotherapy Guild...

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Empathy-Finding “True North”

Empathy-Finding “True North”

It’s official- Beyond the Report Card: Cultivating What Matters is now launched!  We begin our exploration of the Compass Advantage framework by sharing ways to cultivate empathy, the ability to recognize, feel and respond to the suffering of others. Michele Borba, EdD calls empathy “the core trait of humanity” that helps children navigate from within with caring and compassion as their “True North”. Dr. Borba is the author of the fabulous new book, Unselfie and will be speaking on Bainbridge on Wednesday, 11/9/16 at 7:30 at BHS-save the date! The Key to Success is Within Your Child’s Developing Mind By Michele Borba, EdD Every parent wants to know the key to success that will help a son or daughter thrive in life, that “secret sauce” for raising a healthy child. Does such a sauce exist? The answer depends on your mindset as a parent and how you turn your mindset into practice with your children. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE   Join our Island Conversation: What do you do or model that shows your child that caring matters to you? After you’ve read the above article, please come back and join the conversation. Be sure to sign up on the right with you name and email to receive weekly email updates with new blogposts. Please “like” us on Facebook and tell your friends about us!...

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