Parenting is not always easy, but it's helpful to know you're not alone. Food for Thought is a series of educational dinners about challenges facing our children. Presented by the Junior League of Jackson in partnership with the Center for Advancement of Youth (CAY), each dinner focuses on a different parenting issue.
Together, CAY and the Junior League of Jackson are sponsoring this series of interactive programs for parents. Far from being a dry lecture, these dinners are discussions where child development experts share their knowledge in a relaxed, conversational setting. Parents can ask questions and get real answers to real questions from CAY staff. Junior League volunteers will provide activities for the children.
This free education series is open to the community.
Dinner will be provided (first-come, first-served), and childcare (ages 3 to 10) is available.
Where: UMMC Student Union, Rooms A-D 2500 North State Street Jackson, Mississippi
Free parking available in Lot D (driving directions and map).
When: 6:15 p.m. – Registration and Dinner 6:45-7:30 p.m. – Program
September 21, 2017 Back to School: Optimizing success for the child’s development and learning
October 19, 2017 State of Mind: The truth about anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders facing our children and youth
November 16, 2017 Parenting the Young Child: Everything you wish someone had told you!
January 4, 2018 Let’s Get Real: All you need to know about ADHD
February 22, 2018 Healthy Habits: Empowering and reinforcing healthy habits and choices
March 22, 2018 Parenting the Teenager: The good, the bad, the ugly
April 12, 2018Autism (ASD): The Who, What, When, Where, How, and Whys of Autism Spectrum Disorder
For more information on Food For Thought or to learn more about the Center for Advancement of Youth, contact Sara Hart Fellows at firstname.lastname@example.org or (601) 209-5504.
The Center for Advancement of Youth (CAY) at Children’s of Mississippi, part of UMMC, is a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center devoted to promoting the health development of all Mississippi children and youth. CAY’s goal is to ensure that no child or youth ages birth to 25 suffers from lack of access to appropriate behavioral or developmental care and treatment. Learn more about CAY.
The Junior League of Jackson is a charitable organization whose purpose is to improve the quality of life for those in the Jackson community. The Junior League has been a long-time partner with UMMC, raising millions of dollars to help fight childhood cancer and lending their time and energy to projects including Recreation, Enrichment, and Assistance for Children’s Health (REACH), and Rockin’ Mamas. Learn more about the Junior League of Jackson.