WAKEFIELD — Executive Director Margie Daniels is excited to announce that Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth will host the “Deepening Your Mindful Practice” conference in Danvers next month.
“We’re looking forward to hosting this mindfulness conference as part of our Mental Health Series,” Executive Director Margie Daniels said. “This conference reflects the evolution of MPY’s journey into mindfulness and will provide a day for educators to deepen their practice of mindfulness and bring these skills back to their schools and classrooms.”
Wednesday, Feb. 5
- Registration and a continental breakfast will be from 8:15-8:45 a.m.
- The conference will run from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School, 565 Maple St., Danvers
- Pat Barbieri, Executive Director, LABBB Collaborative
- Paula Black, Assistant Director of Student Services, Newton Public Schools
- Margie Daniels, Executive Director, Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth
- Pam Garramone, Positive Psychology Speaker, Life Coach, Founder – Thrive New Boston
- Ed Hauben, Mindfulness Practitioner and Teacher
- Tara Healey, Director of Mind the Moment, Mindfulness Program of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
- Lisa Poirier, Occupational Therapist/Certified Yoga Teacher
The one-day retreat for educators and related service providers is designed to help participants understand the relationship of contemplative perspective when working with students and families. This mindfulness approach through guided-inquiry and meditation is designed to enable participants to go back to work with greater skill and insight.
“The opportunity to practice mindfulness in a collective group brings strength to the practice that will ripple into our daily lives and work with students. Practice, Awareness, Compassion and Energy (PACE) are elements that guide our self-development and work with students,” said Paula Black, Assistant Director of Student Services at Newton Public Schools.
An anticipated 110 to 130 participants are expected to attend, which will include school psychologists, social workers, guidance counselors, nurses, school resource officers, classroom teachers and administrators.
“This day is the perfect time to learn, relax, re-energize and to go inward; all necessary tools everyone needs to have to be at their personal best and to be able to help and support the people around them,” said Positive Psychology speaker Pam Garramone.
The cost is free for members and $100 for nonmembers.
Register for the event here.
About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc.
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501.c(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high quality trainings to constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth.
The nonprofit is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission.
To learn more, visit www.mpyinc.org.