Interactive Workshops

Help Your Child Feel Safe in Our Unpredictable World

Help your child worry less


Peace at Home has been described as a nucleus of parenting and child development knowledge, with a breadth and depth of expertise that is unmatched, and we are ahead of emerging issues impacting parents and their children, responding with compelling content. Our team of advanced degree experts responds quickly to current events, designing and delivering proven solutions to help our clients' parents navigate unexpected concerns that arise from our unpredictable world.

Interactive Workshops

Help Your School-Age Child Feel Safe in an Unpredictable World
School shootings are far to frequent. Helping parents cope with their fears and providing much needed calm for their children is a tall order. Help Your Child Feel Safe in an Unpredictable World gives parents tools and strategies to repair the emotional injuries and fear that these events cause. After this workshop parents will be able to (1) Recognize the role that they play in helping children feel safe (2) Define and apply self-regulation and co-regulation during difficult times, (3) Develop coping mechanisms to deal with stress and worry as a parent and with their children, (4) Support their children to build overall resilience and optimism and (5) Apply communication approaches that help children remember there is more good in the world than danger.
Help Your Young Child Feel Safe and Secure
Children look to their caregivers for signals of safety or danger. Join this class to gain essential parenting strategies that will support your child’s feelings of optimism and security. Signaling safety to our children is a Peace at Home essential principle. It is important to recognize the nature of your own anxious responses and have tools to manage those. A child who feels safe in relation to their parents and caregivers will naturally use social-emotional strategies to problem solve. When you understand how to signal to your child that they are safe, you are better able to protect their mental health. To grow and develop positively, young children need to feel secure. They need family life to remain pleasurable and playful even in uncertain times.
Peace at Home in a World at War
Are you struggling to explain world events to your child (and even to yourself)? There may be nothing more difficult than helping children make sense of the violence happening both here at home and across the globe.

Keeping your fingers crossed that your children won’t hear the news isn’t really an option. Friends, teachers, neighbors and social media are all ongoing sources of opinions and information, whether accurate or not. When possible, it's best for kids to first hear about events from you. And you’ll want to approach these discussions in ways that strengthen both hope and resilience.

Before you begin, tune into your own needs and emotions and get support to navigate those. Skipping this step may lead you to communicate despair, fear or other strong emotions to your child without meaning to do so. Listening with care to what your child knows and perceives about any given issue is a good place to start. This workshop will help you know where to go from there.

Here is what participants shared:
I just love and appreciate the resource of Peace at Home. Whenever I attend I feel 'good' about my parenting, but also learn what I can do better. The team is amazing, supporting me to share my own stories/flaws and fears. They provide such a safe environment with encouragement and guidance.
I loved the solutions that you offered to us and the techniques for managing these difficult conversations. I specifically liked the ones you listed for how to set intentions for some meetings that we have internally, especially when you know that the topic is a heated one.
The Kids Are Not Alright: 7 Steps to Make Your Home Their Safe Place
As the perfect storm of "parental burnout" among working parents and our ongoing pediatric mental health crisis gained strength, Peace at Home responded with The Kids Are Not Alright: 7 Steps to Make Your Home Their Safe Place. This important program DOC Journey founder, David Hanscom, MD and Peace at Home experts focused on the physiology of chronic stress and practical steps parents can take to protect children's mental health and overall wellbeing.
Racism & Resilience: Stay Well and Do Good
When families were reeling from acts of violence in Buffalo, NY, Peace at Home responded with Racism & Resilience: Stay Well and Do Good. Providing guidance and resources on how to talk to kids about racism, violence and hate crimes. The workshop covers (1) How to talk about differences in a positive, supportive way to children of all ages (2) When is the right time to begin talking to your child about race and racism (3) Common barriers that parents run into when addressing racism and how to overcome them.
Handing Hot Topics with Your Kids and Colleagues
When Supreme Court decisions, the January 6th hearings, and other political issues impacted both work and home life for parents, Peace at Home responded with Handing Hot Topics with Your Kids and Colleagues. The blurry lines between work and home can make it hard to leave stress at the door. The good news is that the skills working parents need to manage the anxiety of work, home, and the world are the same. Colleagues may be discussing controversial topics in the workplace. Kids may be asking hard questions about political issues. Parents may be struggling with maintaining a calm, positive perspective on the job and as a family member. Peace at Home addressed how to recognize and manage personal triggers, help children understand and process information they will hear, and how to communicate effectively in ways that invite kids and colleagues to listen with care and help you understand the perspectives of others.
Manage Emotional Triggers at Work: Let's Talk
Your manager calls you in for a meeting about a task that has been challenging for you to complete. Your colleague starts ranting again about a recent Supreme Court decision that you see very differently. Your client wants some work from you in response to another mass shooting. As communications and public relations professionals, you may be the first to be called when an organization needs to respond to a crisis, even as you are just beginning to process it for yourselves. In addition, seemingly small everyday work experiences can trigger big emotional and physical responses based on your own personal history and capacity to manage those triggers. Without strategies and support, you may find yourself overreacting, overwhelmed, worn out, angry, anxious, or even hopeless. This workshop will include approaches that will help you at home and in your community as well.
Be Your Young Child's Calm Center and the Power of Playfulness
We are built to reflect each other’s emotions. When children display intense feelings and behaviors, our brains naturally reflect those. We start to feel stressed, angry or overwhelmed just like our kids. Join us and learn practical tools to help you be a calm center for your family. Young children thrive in calm and playful families. Play is the best way to help your child learn and grow. It strengthens the parent-child connection, your child’s love of learning, and enthusiasm for life. Play builds social skills and improves cooperation.
Be Your Child’s Calm Center: How to Stay Calm When Your Child is Stressed
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your child’s big emotions or challenging behaviors? Do you find yourself struggling to stay calm? You are not alone. Human beings are built to reflect each other’s emotions. When our children display intense feelings and behaviors, our brains naturally reflect those. You probably start to feel stressed, angry, fearful, or overwhelmed just like your kids. And you can’t help your child solve their problem or manage their behaviors if your own brain is stressed. So what can you do differently? You will learn practical strategies to help you be a calm center for your child’s emotional world.
Keep Calm and Pass it On: Ways to Help Your Child Stress Less
Everyone encounters stress and it can actually be good for our bodies and brains—if we know how to cope with it. Learn a variety of techniques to reduce your stress, in the moment and over the long term.

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,


Tanika Eaves

Infants, Birth, Relationships,


Amy Alamar

School, Teens, Relationships,


Aaron Weintraub

Autism, Anxiety, ADHD,

MS, Curriculum Advisor
Peace at Home