Council for Relationships MFT Students Facilitate Retreat Activities for Charter School Children and their Families
October 25, 2018 | Earlier this month, two Master’s in Family Therapy (MFT) students helped lead a retreat for families of Mastery Charter School, one of our Community Partner Initiative sites. At Mastery, all students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for post-secondary success and able to pursue their dreams.
Christine Wamble and Rachel Smooth led sessions about emotional regulation and self-care. Each parent and child developed an envelope of tools that they identified as options for them when they are stressed, overwhelmed with emotion, or confused. Christine and Rachel also explained how using tools to regulate and communicate one’s feelings can help to show care for themselves, care for others, and caring for their environment–the theme of the school retreat.
The Community Partnerships Initiative brings Council for Relationships therapists and supervised interns on-site to local organizations to support their clients. These 14 organizations include homeless shelters, low-income schools, and organizations that serve immigrants and refugees.