Fitchburg Loves the Children currently known as 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 to distribute purchased kits. We started distributing the kits with the help of LUK inc. to various programs starting on October 8, 2021 and the training was held on October 20, 2021.
We have so far distributed 150 Calming Kits free of charge to families of children aged 2 to 8 in various child care and family support programs, as well as provided training on how to use the Calming Kits to 18 parents and caregivers. One of the methods we use for this training is by sharing this video that helps explain them.
Calming kits 2022
Empower Children For Success has partnered with Highland Baptist Church and LUK, Inc. to pack more Calming kits on Novemeber 4, 2022 to distribute to direct care staff (clinicians) at LUK, Inc. 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: Fitchburg Cultural Alliance, CHNA9, NewVue Communities, Enterprise Bank, Workers Credit Union, and IC Federal Credit Union.