On Saturday, January 13th, community professionals and district family members came together for the first-ever Family University event at Brookfield Central. The event included sessions from numerous community professionals on various topics for families supporting children and teens, and a keynote from Dr. Richard L. Holloway, Professor of Family Medicine and Associate Dean of Student Affairs Emeritus at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Some popular topics from community providers included Introduction to Mindful Parenting, Building Resilience in our Kids Early On, and A Parent's Survival Guide to Middle and High School Technology Resources. Highlights from the event included an open conversation between Brookfield Central/East students and district parents about school life, and Detective Carlo Davila from the Milwaukee Police Department speaking on Social Media Awareness for families.
"It was great to see families learn, share and connect with one another," said Amie Farley, Brookfield Central Associate Principal. "It is important for families to know they are not alone when it comes to parenting. Support from community providers and organizations, the schools and other parents is needed to navigate this journey together. Thank you to all of our facilitators and attendees."