February 2020

Events Calendar

This Calendar of Events is for Youth and Families involved in child-serving systems or services like mental health, DHHS, the courts or school services. Opportunities below offer a gathering place and environment to provide feedback that will redesign services to meet the needs of youth with behavioral challenges and their families.

Tue. 4

Koffee With Kevin | 10:00 am-11:30 am Muskegon | 3225 Henry Street

Meet MYalliance Lead Family Contact, Kevin Schmidt, and share your experiences working with youth systems

Wed. 5

Great Start Family Fun Night & Dinner | 4:30 pm-6:00 pm Muskegon | 1765 Ada Avenue

ALL Muskegon County parents/caretakers and their children are invited to attend this monthly gathering which includes FREE dinner, FREE book, FREE kids’ activities & crafts. The topic for the evening will be ‘Love Yourself / Mental Health Mindfulness’ presented by Stacie Hopkins-Schrumpf from MAISD. RSVP Phone: (231) 260-2307

Thu. 6

Engaging Kids in Discipline | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Norton Shores | undefined Arbor Avenue

Join us for this FREE 10-week series on understanding discipline and how we engage children in learning. Utilize this approved Conscious Discipline training to learn helpful skills in building resilient children!

Mon. 10

Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Group (ages 18+) | 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Muskegon | 1700 Clinton Street

This is a monthly support group specifically for individuals (age 18+) who have attempted suicide. This group is led by 2 peer facilitators, both of whom are suicide attempt survivors, one of whom is a licensed mental health clinician. Discussion may include: sharing of personal struggles and anxieties, finding hope and purpose, ways to share...

Tue. 11

Koffee With Kevin | 10:00 am-11:30 am Muskegon | 2280 East Apple Avenue

Meet MYalliance Lead Family Contact, Kevin Schmidt, and share your experiences working with youth systems.

Tue. 11

Strengthening Families 10-14 Program | 5:30 pm-8:00 pm Muskegon | 1060 West Norton Avenue

Strengthen relationships and build communication during pre-teen years. Join us for this FREE 7-week program! We will offer separate sessions for parents/caregivers and pre-teens/teens (ages 10-14) before joining together for a family session. A free family dinner and free childcare for siblings (ages 1-9) are provided. Please contact Brandon Melnyk at bmelnyk@arborcircle.org with any questions.

Thu. 13

IGNITE Fire | 12:00 am-12:00 am Muskegon | 31 East Clay Avenue

Join us every other Friday for a safe opportunity to discuss issues, concerns, personal challenges, and goals with Disability Network's IGNITE Fire peer support group. In addition to having an open discussion time, we will also have group activities that are intended to provide individuals with experiences that could increase Independent living skills, and build...

Thu. 13

Mental Health 101 | 1:00 pm-2:30 pm Muskegon | 376 East Apple Avenue

The brain is an organ in the body that sometimes malfunctions just like other organs such as the kidney or the heart. This class is an intro to mental health. Recovery is possible and often people do not understand this. We will talk about various forms of mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, psychosis and...

Thu. 13

Engaging Kids in Discipline | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Norton Shores | undefined Arbor Avenue

Join us for this FREE 10-week series on understanding discipline and how we engage children in learning. Utilize this approved Conscious Discipline training to learn helpful skills in building resilient children!

Mon. 17

Project Fatherhood | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Muskegon Heights | 26 East Broadway Avenue

This program is a book club for fathers to discuss challenges, life, and work on their literacy skills. Free book, free journal, free dinner! Contact Andre Pierce at andre.pierce@readmuskegon.org or (646) 494-4487 with questions!

Tue. 18

Strengthening Families 10-14 Program | 12:00 am-12:00 am Muskegon | 1060 West Norton Avenue

Strengthen relationships and build communication during pre-teen years. Join us for this FREE 7-week program! We will offer separate sessions for parents/caregivers and pre-teens/teens (ages 10-14) before joining together for a family session. A free family dinner and free childcare for siblings (ages 1-9) are provided. Please contact Brandon Melnyk at bmelnyk@arborcircle.org with any questions.

Tue. 18

Koffee With Kevin | 10:00 am-11:30 am Muskegon | 1402 Hudson Street

Meet MYalliance Lead Family Contact, Kevin Schmidt, and share your experiences working with youth systems

Thu. 20

QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning | 11:30 am-1:00 pm Muskegon | 376 East Apple Avenue

There is hope for preventing suicide. Let's all participate and learn. In just over a year and a half, more than 2,350 people in Muskegon County have been trained in how to help someone who is considering taking their own life. Communities that know QPR skills have fewer suicides. Become a certified QPR Gatekeeper! Most...

Thu. 20

Engaging Kids in Discipline | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Norton Shores | undefined Arbor Avenue

Join us for this FREE 10-week series on understanding discipline and how we engage children in learning. Utilize this approved Conscious Discipline training to learn helpful skills in building resilient children!

Sat. 22

Motown Comes to Tiger Town | 5:00 pm-9:00 pm Muskegon Heights | 2441 Sanford Street

Tue. 25

Strengthening Families 10-14 Program | 12:00 am-12:00 am Muskegon | 1060 West Norton Avenue

Strengthen relationships and build communication during pre-teen years. Join us for this FREE 7-week program! We will offer separate sessions for parents/caregivers and pre-teens/teens (ages 10-14) before joining together for a family session. A free family dinner and free childcare for siblings (ages 1-9) are provided. Please contact Brandon Melnyk at bmelnyk@arborcircle.org with any questions.

Tue. 25

Koffee With Kevin | 10:00 am-11:30 am Muskegon | 1499 East River Road

Meet MYalliance Lead Family Contact, Kevin Schmidt, and share your experiences working with youth systems

Thu. 27

IGNITE Fire | 12:00 am-12:00 am Muskegon | 31 East Clay Avenue

Join us every other Friday for a safe opportunity to discuss issues, concerns, personal challenges, and goals with Disability Network's IGNITE Fire peer support group. In addition to having an open discussion time, we will also have group activities that are intended to provide individuals with experiences that could increase Independent living skills, and build...

Thu. 27

Introduction to ACEs (Adverse Childhood Expierences | 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Muskegon | 376 East Apple Avenue

This is an introduction to ACEs. ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and toxic stress have a direct impact on an individual's health and wellbeing. In fact, people who have experienced 6 or more ACEs before the age of 18 are estimated to live 20 years less than those who have experienced 1 or no ACEs. As...

Thu. 27

Introduction to ACES | 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Muskegon | 376 East Apple Avenue

RSVP Phone: 616.886.7064

Thu. 27

Engaging Kids in Discipline | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Norton Shores | undefined Arbor Avenue

Join us for this FREE 10-week series on understanding discipline and how we engage children in learning. Utilize this approved Conscious Discipline training to learn helpful skills in building resilient children!

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Koffee With Kevin

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IGNITE Fire

Human Trafficking: A Community Response

Engaging Kids in Discipline

Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training

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Koffee With Kevin

Great Start Family Fun Night & Dinner

Engaging Kids in Discipline

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Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Group (ages 18+)

Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Group (ages 18+)

Koffee With Kevin

Strengthening Families 10-14 Program

Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Group (ages 18+)

IGNITE Fire

Mental Health 101

Engaging Kids in Discipline

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Project Fatherhood

Strengthening Families 10-14 Program

Koffee With Kevin

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QPR-Suicide Prevention Skills-Lunch Time Learning

Engaging Kids in Discipline

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Motown Comes to Tiger Town

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Strengthening Families 10-14 Program

Koffee With Kevin

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IGNITE Fire

Introduction to ACEs (Adverse Childhood Expierences

Introduction to ACES

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