Wednesday, September 20, 2017. 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Female Friendships: Building Community and Keeping Oneself
Cate Noellert has been seeking and exploring liminal spaces long before she knew what the word “liminal” meant. From an early age she was attracted to mythology and poetry, two subjects that give images and voice to experiences in life that are hard to capture concretely. As an adult, Cate feels called in multiple directions concurrently, and is always in the practice of trying to live in the middle land, straddling her three avocations of Mother, Pastor, and Counselor. She pursued an undergraduate degree in English with a Poetry emphasis, and then went on to study theology and depth psychology, gaining both Masters of Divinity and Masters of Counseling Psychology degrees. Cate is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and is in process towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California.
Cate is gifted in creating spaces where difficult, uncomfortable, or simply unfamiliar things can be explored, resulting in greater understanding, hope, and healing in people’s lives. This can be done simply across a table through deep and attentive listening to one person, or in a large room with many gathered for discernment. With the foundational beliefs that the truth within us wants to speak, and that different parts of ourselves speak in different languages, Cate uses a range of modalities to help evoke what wisdom might be waiting in places we have not known how to explore.
Fundamentally, Cate believes that beauty exists in every crevice of creation, and that discovering it is both the privilege and charge of each human life. Beauty can be what lures us into places we might not otherwise be brave enough to explore. Even in the liminal spaces – those new and foreign landscapes in life – beauty awaits. At this moment, Cate is most excited about the opportunities to companion others in the discovery of this in their lives.
Cate Noellert will be joining MUMs on Wednesday, September 20th from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. to share a talk about “Female Friendships: Building Community and Keeping Oneself”.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
CPR Training and Certification Workshop
Our mission, from the beginning, is to provide the highest quality first aid training in a relaxed and interactive environment. We send qualified CPR instructors with the latest first aid equipment to provide you with superior CPR training. CPRescue is a Certified Small Business (Lic# 0030191) with the State of California and carries $1 million in liability insurance.
CPRescue provides onsite classes for CPR certification. CPRescue offers CPR & first aid training courses with the new 2010 CPR guidelines. CPRescue has attained the highest ranking as a “Gold Training Center” with Medic First Aid. We also offer BLS certifications using the American Heart Association (AHA) materials and cards. CPRescue is an approved AHA training center.
CPRescue offers CPR certification classes in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Sunnyvale, Santa Cruz, Stockton, Monterey, Salinas, Fremont and in the Los Angeles County, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Burbank, Pasadena, Long Beach, West Covina, Glendale, Torrance and San Diego. Our Adult and Pediatric CPR, First Aid and AED training classes come with a 2-year certification.
We are EMSA approved to teach childcare licensed CPR classes.
Established in 1997 in San Jose, CPRescue quickly became a leader in CPR and first aid training for Corporations, BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers, Childcare and for the Hospitality Industry. Since then we have expanded our service areas to include Northern and Southern California.
Children’s Center will be hosting a CPR workshop by CPRescue in the Children’s Center Multi on Tuesday, September 26th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The course is $45 per person. Checks made out to CPRescue and/or cash may be given to Bryn Stuebner.
Wednesday, October 11th. 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Connecting With Your Child Everyday
Is it possible to find your life calling at age 5? Is it true that passions of youth not just continue but intensify throughout a lifetime? Yes and yes if you are Susan Stone Belton. At the tender age of 4 Susan’s life was unexpectedly and dramatically altered; her father suddenly abandoned the family. In a matter of moments her home, neighbors, friends, toys and all other belongings were gone. Just one year later she came to understand that while her life would never be the same, its purpose was crystal clear; she would take care of families and kids. She has done that, and done it very well, for over four decades.
At age 10 Susan began a booming babysitting business. So successful was her service that she was able to completely fund her college education, a BA degree in Special Education with an emphasis on children with emotional and behavioral challenges. She also received her certification in Critical Incident Stress, making her uniquely qualified to manage crisis situations, such as suicide prevention and domestic violence.
Her early career spanned nearly a decade of accredited teaching; first as an 8th grade teacher at Children’s Home in Peoria, Illinois, a fully secured lock-down facility for incarcerated youth, next as a grade middle school teacher at Achieve, a non-profit Palo Alto, CA school for children with emotional challenges, and lastly as the owner of a highly regarded and wait-listed in-home preschool. From at risk kids to gifted ones, and every child in-between, Susan quickly gained the trust and respect of her students and built a reputation as a beloved, no-nonsense mentor.
Shifting her focus to the “whole family”, Susan spent the next seven years as the Director of Community Services for Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley. It was in this role where Susan’s family practice and public speaking career flourished. With over 500 hours dedicated to topics central to parenting and child-based issues, Susan is a highly demanded speaker for Parent’s Place, the Bay Area’s premier parenting resource center. In her private practice, Susan’s leading workshop, entitled “Real Parents, Real Kids, Real Talk”, demands standing-room only attendance and was recently published in book format. The companion video, entitled “Real Parents, Real Kids, Real Talk: How to Raise a Successful Adult”, followed shortly after. Today, Susan’s thriving family practice focuses on developing healthier, more communicative families through common-sense parenting.
On Wednesday, October 11th, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. the Children’s Center is
hosting Susan Stone Belton who will speak on, “Connecting with Your Child
Wednesday, November 15, 2017. 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
How to Tackle Difficult Questions with Your Kids
A child development specialist and longtime parent educator, Karen specializes in social and emotional development, temperament, discipline and limit-setting, school issues, peer relationships, parenting as a couple, co-parenting through divorce, raising only children, and parenting boys. Karen is the former director of the parent education and consultation program at the Children’s Health Council. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology, Karen has a master’s degree in educational psychology from Montclair State College. Beyond managing Parents Place programs and operations, Karen leads workshops, teaches parenting classes, and offers consultations to families seeking guidance on many issues.
Karen Friedland-Brown, Director of Parents Place on the Peninsula, will be joining MUMs on Wednesday, November 15th from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. to lead a discussion on “How to Tackle Difficult Questions with Your Kids”.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018. 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Sex Education: How to Talk to Your Kids at Every Stage
Susan Pence is an artist, teacher, and community health educator whose many career opportunities have left her with an expansive bag of tricks. She began teaching about Human Sexuality as a teenager through a peer education program. Working with other teenagers lead to running leadership and communication workshops where she began to focus more on woman’s health, relationship dynamics, and abuse prevention. After receiving a degree in Fine Arts and working in related fields, she eventually took a position working with adults with disabilities. She loved it so much it launched her career teaching Special Education, where she has worked with all ages from Preschool through Adult programs.
Building on her previous knowledge, she focused her Masters degree on how we prepare teachers to teach Sexuality Education. The experience in both fields has allowed Susan to address a large gap between Special Education and Human Sexuality Education, and she has consulted for parent groups, youth programs, colleges, medical schools, clinics, and retail services who want to improve their skills and services.
Now, as a parent herself, Susan has shifted to Early Childhood Education, supporting families at a play-based, parent co-op preschool. Her goal as a consulting educator is to pass along all she has learned to make comprehensive Sexuality Education less overwhelming for parents, care givers, and educators, so that, together, we can best serve the needs of our children and all lead healthier, happier lives.
Susan Pence will be joining MUMs on Wednesday, February 28th from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. to lead a discussion on “Sex Education: How to Talk to Your Kids at Every Stage”.