Introducing Community Connections
As we enthusiastically plan for our new home in the Missoula Public Library, our team has been working on creative ways we can stay connected with the families we love to serve. We are rolling out a new FREE program, Community Connections, to bring the museum experience to you! Community Connections consists of mini interactive exhibits for children that pop-up at partner organizations and events throughout our community. These exhibits inspire hands-on exploration and play while focusing on building empathy & kindness, social & emotional development, awareness & exposure to cultures around the world, and imaginative & dramatic play. We are thrilled about the opportunity to reconnect and provide valuable opportunities to share our mission of learning through play.
Check back frequently here and be sure to like us on Facebook for details about upcoming locations and activities taking place in the community. If you are interested in partnering with us for an activity or have questions about Community Connections, please email Katie.
At the Missoula Public Library Story Time from 10:30-11:30am
- Friday, February 22nd- Mobile Emotions Exhibit
- Friday, March 8th- Kids from Around the World Exhibit
- Friday, March 22nd- Our Community Exhibit
At the EmPower Place at Missoula Food Bank & Community Center from 4-5:30pm
- Monday, February 25th, Mobile Emotions Exhibit
- Monday, March 11th- TBD
- Monday, March 25- TBD
Upcoming Parenting Classes
Circle of Security
There will be a Circle of Security Series running Thursday, February 21- Thursday, March 21. This class will meet every Thursday for 5 consecutive weeks from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in learning more or registering click here.
“At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.” Learn More
Look for details regarding an upcoming class soon.
Shared Parenting is a two class series that offers professional guidance to separating and divorcing adults. This class helps mitigate the negative impacts on children by reducing conflict, improving communication, and focusing on children’s needs.
- What’s Best for the Kids
Learn methods for coping, what helps kids, how to improve family communication, and maximize quality time with your kids.
- Communicating with the Other Parent
Building on the first class, explore how to relate to your co-parent to minimize harm to your kids and learn tips for parenting after divorce.
The Department of Counselor Education at University of Montana Spring Workshop
Session I: Friday, February 8 – Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:00 – 5:00
Working with the Body in Trauma Counseling
Hillary Funk Welzenbach, LCPC
Session II: Friday, April 5 – Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:00 – 5:00
International Counseling: What is it? How is it done?
Judith C. Durham, APRN, Ph.D., N.C.C., A.C.C., LPC
Session I: $300.00
Session II: $300.00
Both Sessions: $540.00
Addiction Counseling Registration
Addiction Counseling offered from the Counselor Education Department at University Of Montana
This course will provide training in addiction counseling, motivational interviewing, and the application of motivational enhancement techniques in both group and individual treatment modalities. It will examine how to use various therapeutic orientations and tools to address addictions. The course is scheduled to meet online between July 8th and August 16th, 2019 with a cost of $850. UM graduate students can receive 3 credits and professionals can receive 45 Continuing Ed Clock Hours.