| UMA July/August 2021 Newsletter
|Joyful Together - The Institute of Family & Community Impact
Joyful Together: Using Everyday Moments to Build Resilience in Children Joyful TogetherTM is a research-based model that builds childhood resiliency and reduces toxic stress in children by enhancing parent/caregiver relationships with joyful play.
|Joyful Together: Using Everyday Moments to Build a Loving Relationship with Your Child - The Institute of Family & Community Impact
This Joyful TogetherTM manual provides easy-to-do activities that parents/caregivers can use. Through the act of play parents and children can create stronger, loving bonds, while lowering stress in children and adults.
|Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living
by Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle
When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed, Norma - rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, "I'm 90 years old. I'm hitting the road." Infused with this irrepressible nonagenarian's wisdom, courage, and generous spirit, Driving Miss Norma reminds us that life is beautiful and precious and that family, fun, and self-discovery can happen at any age.
|What are you reading to inspire your work this summer?
Send your favorite reads to Sara Charbonneau (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Building a Resilient Ministry
A Joint UMA and CHHSM Event
for Ministries Serving Children, Youth and Families
Wednesday, August 11
1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Eastern
A recent Stanford University study highlights the pandemic-exacerbated social isolation, economic stress, and other uncertainties that can cause anxiety, depression, and even trauma in at-risk youth. Inequitable access to youth professionals can add to those occurrences. This webinar is structured to assist child, youth, and family service professionals in meetings those increased healing needs.
The event features a keynote address by Frank Kros, MSW, JD, founder and CEO of Kros Learning Group. Kros, a career child advocate, has served as a childcare worker, child abuse investigator, and children's home administrator. His presentation will offer practical applications to everyday practices involving children, youth and the adults who care for, counsel, and educate them.
A total of two Continuing Education Credits for this event
have been approved by NASW.
To learn more, please click here.
Only $49 for members; Group discount for 3 or more
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|UMA Members Partner to Serve Seniors
|Various members of the Methodist Retirement Communities (TX) team, including two board members, met with Methodist Senior Services (MS) in mid-July to explore new ideas and collaborations. Their partnership is mutually beneficial and a true blessing as each organization seeks to serve seniors guided by faith with a commitment to excellence... read more.
- The Bethlehem Center's (TN) Executive Director Reginald Smith announces the development of their new community basketball court.
- UMOM New Day Centers (AZ) receives surprise donation from the Arizona Cardinals and NFL Foundation to fund increased internet and computer access for their clients.
|Andrew Hendren Elected Wespath's next CEO and General Secretary
|Mr. Hendren joined Wespath in 2004 as assistant general counsel focused on health and welfare benefits. Throughout his time at Wespath he has taken on increasingly complex and challenging roles and responsibilities. Over his tenure, Mr. Hendren has spearheaded Wespath legislation for the UMC's 2016, 2019 and 2020 (currently postponed) General Conferences. He leads Wespath's scenario planning initiative, strategizing how Wespath will serve new Methodist expressions and a smaller, legacy United Methodist Church in the expected segmented outcome of General Conference... read more.
|Gary Wagner receives the Shining Star Award
|Rainbow Acres President and CEO Gary Wagner received the Shining Star Award for Outstanding Executive Director of the Year 2021 from ALFA (Arizona Assisted Living Federation of America).
Arizona ALFA is a Phoenix-based nonprofit that provides education, information and advocacy for assisted living communities within Arizona.... read more.