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Aspen Family Connections is here to advocate for the needs of families in our community.
You can read about some of our efforts here.

YOU GOT THIS… PARENTING EVENT with Emily Supino, MA, LPC

This week, our YOU GOT THIS... Parenting Event will be with Emily Supino, MA, LPC.  Emily is a local therapist with a wealth of information to support children.  She spoke with us in our summer series about supporting young children with resilience during this time. You can find a recording of this event on our resource page.   This Wednesday, she [...]

September 19th, 2020|

Growing Community: Nothing fights Powerlessness like a Plan

Please, just make it go away. ‘This too shall pass,” is a well-worn truism that most of us have invoked during these past six months of pandemic. Something about saying it can be helpful - maybe as an appeal to our reserves of resilience, a reminder of hard times we’ve coped with during our lives, or even to the inspirational [...]

September 16th, 2020|

YOU GOT THIS… Parenting Events

This last spring, we launched a new series of Parenting workshops called YOU GOT THIS... We had 4 presenters share with families on various topics. Aaron Garland spoke with us about supporting teens executive functions skills and creating healthy schedules for them at home.  Meg Dangler gave us 7 parenting survival tips for the summer.  Emily Supino spoke about resilience [...]

September 4th, 2020|

Growing Community: It’s school time – but not as we know it

Every family with children, regardless of their kids’ ages, is braced for the new school year. A time traditionally filled with excitement (of parents!), apprehension (everybody) and expensive forays to Target and Walmart, is, this year, filled instead with crushing dread. And this, for reasons we all know so well by now, that we are not going to mention them –  [...]

August 23rd, 2020|

Growing Community: Readiness, a state of mind

How on earth are parents supposed to help their children be ready for school or child care? There is so much uncertainty and constant change, and we’re all getting more than a little worn out, honestly. It used to be that if children could say their ABCs, count, and knew their colors, they were ready for school. Everything about [...]

August 14th, 2020|

Aspen Times Giving Thought: Aspen Family Connections works to collaborate, learn new skills during pandemic

Despite the drumbeat of ominous news and grim statistics on a national level, COVID-19 has triggered amazing creativity and collaboration among our local organizations and institutions. This isn’t to say all the problems are solved, or that the hard work is finished. But the coronavirus has forced charitable institutions far and wide to stretch, cooperate and improvise in order to [...]

July 22nd, 2020|

Growing Community: The road to reopening for child care

In mid-March, as the first cases of COVID 19 appeared in Pitkin County and we all began to grasp the extent of how this would impact our daily lives, childcare centers made the difficult decision to close. Every program in Pitkin County made this decision independently and with the same logic — stopping the spread, reducing the curve, and [...]

June 30th, 2020|

YOU GOT THIS… PARENTING EVENT with Emily Supino, MA, LPC

This week, our YOU GOT THIS... Parenting Event will be with Emily Supino, MA, LPC.  Emily is a local therapist with a wealth of information to support children.  She spoke with us in our summer series about supporting young children with resilience during this time. You can find a recording of this event on our resource page.   This Wednesday, she [...]

September 19th, 2020|

Growing Community: Nothing fights Powerlessness like a Plan

Please, just make it go away. ‘This too shall pass,” is a well-worn truism that most of us have invoked during these past six months of pandemic. Something about saying it can be helpful - maybe as an appeal to our reserves of resilience, a reminder of hard times we’ve coped with during our lives, or even to the inspirational [...]

September 16th, 2020|

YOU GOT THIS… Parenting Events

This last spring, we launched a new series of Parenting workshops called YOU GOT THIS... We had 4 presenters share with families on various topics. Aaron Garland spoke with us about supporting teens executive functions skills and creating healthy schedules for them at home.  Meg Dangler gave us 7 parenting survival tips for the summer.  Emily Supino spoke about resilience [...]

September 4th, 2020|

Growing Community: It’s school time – but not as we know it

Every family with children, regardless of their kids’ ages, is braced for the new school year. A time traditionally filled with excitement (of parents!), apprehension (everybody) and expensive forays to Target and Walmart, is, this year, filled instead with crushing dread. And this, for reasons we all know so well by now, that we are not going to mention them –  [...]

August 23rd, 2020|

Growing Community: Readiness, a state of mind

How on earth are parents supposed to help their children be ready for school or child care? There is so much uncertainty and constant change, and we’re all getting more than a little worn out, honestly. It used to be that if children could say their ABCs, count, and knew their colors, they were ready for school. Everything about [...]

August 14th, 2020|

Aspen Times Giving Thought: Aspen Family Connections works to collaborate, learn new skills during pandemic

Despite the drumbeat of ominous news and grim statistics on a national level, COVID-19 has triggered amazing creativity and collaboration among our local organizations and institutions. This isn’t to say all the problems are solved, or that the hard work is finished. But the coronavirus has forced charitable institutions far and wide to stretch, cooperate and improvise in order to [...]

July 22nd, 2020|

Growing Community: The road to reopening for child care

In mid-March, as the first cases of COVID 19 appeared in Pitkin County and we all began to grasp the extent of how this would impact our daily lives, childcare centers made the difficult decision to close. Every program in Pitkin County made this decision independently and with the same logic — stopping the spread, reducing the curve, and [...]

June 30th, 2020|
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