It is hard to believe that another school year is about to begin. As our children finish out their last days of summer and parents gather together the supplies for the coming year, preparedness becomes a priority for families. As with all aspects of life, there are things we can prepare for and things that we can't, but what helps in the unexpected moments is to have a toolkit we can rely on to get us through the challenging moments. The students, teachers, and staff of MSD and the Parkland community will be met with the excitement of the new school year that is coupled with emotional stressors, anxiousness, and triggers, both predictable and not. It is important to affirm the tools and skills already learned and to seek sources of strength, resilience, and coping. As an organization we encourage our members to continue pursuing training and education which PU4P commits firmly to provide. We remind our members to make space for self-care - to put the oxygen mask on yourself before you are able to put it on someone else in need.
Program Spotlight Coach Feis Foundation
From the Coach Feis Foundation website: "The Coach Aaron Feis Foundation was Created by the family of Coach Aaron Feis, After he was tragically murdered while shielding students at MSD on February 14th, 2018. Aaron Feis was an Alumni of MSD and spent over 17 years of his life Coaching tackle football as well as being the direct contact for College Scouts. Feis was also a BCAA All-Star Coach. The Foundation is aimed to continue his passion & his everyday life of helping the underserved & struggling youth. Through Education, Sports, Nutrition & Clothing. So these young Students can have the tools & means to excel through life and have a better future. The Coach Aaron Feis Foundation is a 501c3 Non Profit that receives donations from the public to help our underserved youth with Education, Clothing & Nutrition." For more information, please visit the Coach Feis Foundation
PU4P Updates Trauma trained therapists (licensed only) - please take a few moments of your time and join the PU4P referral directory. The community will need services for the long run and we want to make sure they have a good list of trauma therapists to go to. We are getting a lot of referrals through Eagles Haven for the summer. You only need to commit to 2 pro-bono a year. If you're interested in being listed as a therapist in the PU4P directory, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org If you can't assist in person, please consider choosing PU4P as your designated charity with The AmazonSmile Foundation. They will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. Tens of millions of products are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their smile.amazon.com product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible to generate donations. Remember, only purchases made at smile.amazon.com generate AmazonSmile donations. Don't forget to check our Facebook page for the most current events, updates, and information about PU4P! Thank you for your support of PU4P and your dedication to the Parkland community.