Calming Kits

Empower Children for Success is helping community members deal with stress and anxiety.  The goal for this project is to help parents teach their children how to regulate their emotions using the Calming Kit. Such kits can be an effective and positive parenting tool for reducing aggression and encouraging better behavior in children.

We have successfully raised enough funds thanks to donations from DCU Digital Federal Credit Union, Enterprise Bank, Workers Credit Union, CHNA9 and Women’s Circle of Giving to distribute purchased kits.  Empower Children for Success partnered with Handle with Care, the Gardner Public School and family childcare providers in the region to share the Calming kit tools to the recipents-children and families who need help with self-regulation and co-regulation

We have so far distributed 150 Calming Kits free of charge to families, as well as provided training on how to use the Calming Kits to parents and caregivers.  One of the methods we use for this training is by sharing this video that helps explain them.

Calming kits 2023

Empower Children For Success has partnered with Highland Baptist Church and LUK, Inc. to pack more Calming kits to distribute to Handle With Care partners such as the Gardner public school, police department, and emergency room workers. Molly Desloge, LICSW at LUK, Inc. will create the training and training video to train staff and parents on how to use the kits to support the social-emotional and mental health needs of children and families that they serve. This project was made possible by the following funders: Health Equity Partnership of North Central MA (CHNA9), Enterprise Bank, Workers Credit Union, DCU Fedral Credit Union and Women’s Circle of Giving.