What happens at the Children’s Resiliency Retreat?
Each of these monthly sessions includes educational and therapeutic knowledge, tools, and coping skills designed to help kids break the cycle of substance use disorders.
In addition to sessions that include fun, team building, and educational activities including the arts (music, crafts, dance, theater, etc.) as well as mindfulness activities, nature and adventure based learning, the children participate in healing circles and build skills they need to develop strength from their own resiliency. In this way, the CRR provides a unique opportunity to structure learning experiences in a safe environment in which kids and teens can explore their feelings, learn they are not alone, and recognize that the stressful things that might happen in their families are not their fault.
Through the program, children develop skills to help them plan for a healthy future, while creating connections to community and learn how to find emotional help and community resources when they need them.
The therapeutic sessions will be facilitated by licensed social workers; all other activities will be conducted by trained staff and trained volunteers. We are always looking for new volunteers to join us at the retreats – if you are interested in volunteering or referring a child, click here to email Monica Gallant, Director of Prevention Services, for more information.
March 30, 2020
Due to current events, the Club will be closed until May 4. If you need to contact us, please don't hesitate to call (603) 801-8591 or email our Executive Director Mike Goodwin at email@example.com or our Operations Director Caitlin Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org. For our current online programming, visit our BGCSV Activities facebook page.
Along with the rest of the world, we’ve been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19. It has brought uncertainty and disruption to the communities we serve, but Boys & Girls Clubs of Souhegan Valley’s top priority has not changed: the health and safety of the children we serve.
I wanted to take a moment to keep you informed on how we are doing everything we can to ensure the well-being of our Club members, as well as the staff and volunteers who work at/with the Club.
We remain in close and regular contact with local, regional and state health officials and are monitoring the regular updates from the Federal government, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as the World Health Organization (WHO). Though the situation around the virus remains fluid, our goal is to continue our mission – to serve those kids who need us the most – both during and after the crisis affecting all of us now.
Here are some of the proactive steps we’ve quickly taken to continue to protect the well-being of our members, as well as to continue the important work of the Club:
The safety and well-being of our Club members remains our foremost priority, and we will continue to share updates with you as quickly and transparently as possible.
What Can You Do?
If you are interested in taking action to support the Club’s mission during this crisis, consider the following:
Thank you for your continued support and care of Boys & Girls Clubs of Souhegan Valley.