Youth Talk About Race
The youth panelists from United Voices for Children (UVC)’s August 25th workshop, Colors of Love: Raising Children in a Racially Unjust World--Jaelyn Pirtle (Gorham UMC, Chicago), Lucy Hermann (Trinity UMC, Mt. Prospect) and Abigail Mendoza (First UMC, Park Ridge)--were interviewed on a recent Different Drummers show produced by Greater Chicago Broadcast Ministries.
Parents and Educators Grapple with Challenging Racism
Sixty persons representing 25 congregations in northern Illinois gathered on Saturday, August 25, for lively conversation about how to confront and challenge racism as it impacts the lives of our children and youth.
Register Now for Colors of Love Workshop
Registration is open for the Colors of Love: Raising Children in a Racially Unjust World training event coming up on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at First UMC in Elmhurst, Illinois. Register by August 22nd at the link below. The $25 fee includes lunch.
Churches often mark the end of Christmas with a retelling of the visit of the Magi, or wisemen, on Epiphany (January 6). The Magi’s support and savvy may make them the earliest recorded child advocates. They serve as an example of how we might advocate and support children in Illinois throughout the coming year.
The first step along the path of improving well-being is to identify your core signature strengths. Cross-cultural research has identified 24 character strengths in the areas of wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Some examples can include a love for learning, honesty, kindness, leadership, or even hope. By understanding and deliberately utilizing our core strengths on the different life tasks in positive psychology, we can find joy and meaning in life in a way that feels compatible with our personality and who we are.
Signs of Addiction in Teens: When to Get Your Teen Help
More than 40 percent of American teens have tried some type of alcohol, tobacco or illicit drug, which is half of those who were presented with the opportunity — this is a staggering statistic. Rosecrance wants you to understand the signs of teen addiction, so you can seek help before it’s too late.