Schedule of Events
All events will be taking place virtually on Monday, February 15, 2021
FAMILY ENERGY BURST
Start your day off (or find a time that works for you & your family) with Ada Sevinc leading two family movement sessions designed for all ages! Ada is a McGill Kinesiology student as well as an intern at the Student Wellness Hub & a former varsity volleyball player. She is presenting two 10-minute movement classes: Family Movement in 10 and 10 Adaptive Active Minutes! All levels welcome. We recorded these sessions to allow everyone to fit it in when it works best for you.
FAMILY CARE COFFEE TALK
Join us with your favourite morning beverage and meet other caregivers for this interactive Zoom coffee talk! A light facilitation structure in small groups will give everyone an opportunity to have insightful conversations on our strategies, ideas and experiences as caregivers during the pandemic, including a chance to share the surprising silver linings we are experiencing!
DEVELOPING SUPPORTIVE PARENTAL PRACTICES AND EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE TO CREATE A STRONGER FAMILY DURING COVID_19
Hosted by our Guest Speaker, Dr. Tina Montreuil (Educational & Counselling Psychology)
COVID-19 has burdened parents, yet has also paved the way for a larger discussion on ways to promote mental well-being. The ability for parents to regulate their own emotions predicts frequent and effective reliance on supportive parenting practices. Supportive parenting is best achieved when a connected, caring, and responsive relationship with children is fostered early on and more importantly, supportive parenting has been shown to impact child development and overall well-being even in adulthood. As such, the current pandemic context provides an opportunity to develop stronger families.
FAMILY CARE WEBSITE TOUR
Take a tour of the Family Care website and learn about various resources available to caregivers. Bring your afternoon cup of coffee or tea and your questions!
FAMILY ART HIVE: CARING ART
End your day with Maria Ezcurra, the Art Facilitator of the McGill Art Hive at the Student Wellness Hub! In this virtual session we will share folding and drawing ideas to create playful artwork together to express our community and self-love. Please have white paper, scissors, and something to draw with.
If you are a McGill family member unable to register for an event due to not having a McGill email, please joan.butterworth [at] mcgill.ca (subject: FAMILY%20DAY, body: (Please%20include%20the%20name%20and%20email%20address%20of%20your%20McGill%20family%20member.)) (email Joan Butterworth). We will do our best to ensure you are able to attend, especially if you notify us before Friday, February 12.