CHARM School includes training for parents to gain proven skills, resources, and tools to protect children’s short- and long-term health outcomes from early adversity, via the top modifiable resilience factors:
1. Positive appraisal styles in children/improved parenting skills
(i.e. Nurtured Heart Approach®);
2. Supporting parental mental health and self-care skills, including consistent routines;
3. Anticipatory guidance about the impact of trauma on children... and more!
Interested in learning more about our CHARM School training?
Contact us today!
Tapestry - When children lose a parent or close family member, they not only struggle emotionally but may also experience social challenges when needs like basic hygiene and clothing take a back-seat. Tapestry provides children and youth with resources to nurture confidence, as well as a sense of connection with their community and other families. Children and parents are also supported with books, creative expression activities and supplies, gift cards, new seasonal clothing, hygiene kits, and invitations to attend CHARM's annual
Camp Druzy for additional support.
Do you know a family that could use some extra help? Let us know!
Nogi Yogis supports maternal mental health by teaching contemplative practices, basic health and nutrition, and more, to boost well-being for pregnant women and families with a newborn. Resources include meditation and infant massage training, tailored growth charts, social supports, and healthy food and nutrition education for the entire family. As maternal mental health is a modifiable resilience factor for strengthening a child's resilience, we aim to empower Mom's with simple ways to care for themselves that are also beneficial for the health and well-being of their child(ren).
Are you interested in participating? Contact us to join our wait-list!
Camp Druzy is a fun mini-camp in support of children in our communities who are grieving the loss or separation from a caregiver or close family member. We offer strengths- and evidence-based, personalized activities for the entire family
that harness the power of nature,
and children's' innate creativity, to improve resilience factors such as confidence, competence, coping, sense of connection, overall well-being, and more!
All at NO COST to families!
Recent Camp Druzy Testimonials:
"We would like to personally thank from the bottom of our hearts, Camp Druzy, for the new experience you gave our kids and ourselves as well. The knowledge you're providing to our youth is incredible, thank you.
We would also like to give another special thanks to CHARM for doing more than we could ever expect from anyone! You guys are literally Lifesavers the way you helped our family when we needed help the most, thank you...for everything to everyone that helped to support our family we thank you."
The Villanueva Family
"They did a great job with the camp. My boys are still talking about the camp asking if they can do it again. The camp can make a difference in these young kids lives!"
" The CHARM nonprofit is magical. I had the honor of teaching yoga to the children at Camp Druzy. I was so impressed by the professionalism of the team and all of the amazing activities they had for children of all different ages. And the kids, were delightful. We need more programs like this to help our children in difficult times. Love you Campers and Camp Druzy!!!!"
Marla Hodes Hughes
"CHARM's CAMP DRUZY was a fun filled outlet this summer where kids were encouraged to dream, create and think big! We really enjoyed the hands on activities and learning about Reiki! It was an honor to lead campers in learning about digital stories! Thank you for the opportunity!"
Dr. Heather Dreiffus
Contact us to refer a family
or if you and your child(ren)
are interested in attending
(currently LIVE online and hybrid)!
Experiential Professional Development for Educators & Workshops for Students
Facilitated by CHARM, our remote and in-person workshops focus on social and emotional learning and wellbeing.
As the not-for-profit Arizona Ambassador of the Choose Love Movement, as well as advocates of Nurtured Heart Approach®, we teach ways to foster resilient environments using these and other approaches.
Choose Love is a no-cost, social and emotional learning program for home, schools, and community settings. Informed by decades of research, Choose Love teaches us to have healthy relationships, manage emotions, and be resilient in the face of challenges - cultivating safer communities from the inside out.
The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a framework for creating healthy relationships and recognizing that everyone has inherent greatness. We are not merely applying NHA as an intervention; we are reflecting the greatness that is at the core of every child. When we recognize a child’s strengths and focus on positive, everyday occurrences, rather than energizing negativity, we create an environment in which children can thrive.
We tailor training and workshops specifically for your audience.
Recent Workshop Testimonials:
"My staff absolutely loved the training. They were so motivated and inspired. One of my teachers felt that the break out groups gave her time to grieve the loss of in-person teaching. She felt that others understood her and stated that it made her feel so much better. With so many things taking place (...) and the year we had, it was a perfect workshop for us. " Principal Bonillas, Mary Welty Elementary, Nogales Unified #1
"This was the most heartfelt and rewarding workshop I have ever attended. Thank you so much. This has given me a TREMENDOUS drive and passion within me to try to change the world and make the good/greatness come out of all of us. Beyond words at this moment. Thank you." Coronado Elementary School Educator, Nogales Unified #1
Contact us to learn more or for help with launching Choose Love in your Arizona district, school, or organization!
CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is based on the Tibetan Buddhist lojong tradition, a set of meditative practices that are designed to bring about 'thought transformation.' CBCT renders this mind training methodology into a contemporary form appropriate for use by individuals of any, or no, faith tradition.
The HAT® model of psychotherapy is gentle but can be deceptively intense as treatment gets
“to the heart of the matter” quickly while promoting healing shifts.
Take HeartMath Institute’s New Personal Well-Being Survey™, to get a window into your current state of being and discover simple tools you can use to live a healthy, more vibrant life. This scientifically developed assessment tool measures four key dimensions of well-being:
• Stress management
• Emotional vitality
The survey contains a series of 25 simple questions and takes around 4-5 minutes to answer. Next, it compares your data to a "normed" group of individuals, which provides an accurate reference point. Then, the survey offers recommendations and practical tools to improve your levels, should you have a low score in any of the four dimensions.
CHARM partner Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement has partnered with Dianne Gray, President of Hospice & Healthcare Communications and Board Member of the Elisabeth Kubler Ross Foundation, to create the Healthy Grieving Extension Program. Download separate guides for children, teens, and adults, where you can learn about the grieving process for each age group respectively. Included are tips and tricks you can use to approach and assist someone who is grieving, or for you to use to help in your own grieving journey. It will take time, but you CAN heal. If you know a family who is grieving in Santa Cruz County who might benefit from CHARM's Camp Druzy please contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Integrative Touch™ is a healing framework and hands-on therapeutic approach that allows participants to focus on the things that they most want to heal in their lives at a mind, body, and spirit level. Integrative Touch for Kids has collected a variety of useful wellness resources that you can use from home. Categories include For Kids, COVID-19 Resources, Mindfulness, Movement, Art, Entertainment, Education, Emotional Support, Essential Oils, Food & Nutrition, Podcasts, and Wellness on the Go (mobile apps). To access any of the free wellness resources listed on their page, click on the link below.
La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to those who want to breastfeed.
The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is more than just a parenting model or behavior management strategy. It is a philosophy for creating healthy relationships and recognizing that everyone has inherent greatness. We are not merely applying NHA as an intervention; we are reflecting the greatness that is at the core of every child’s being. When we recognize the child’s strengths and focus on positive, everyday occurrences, rather than energizing negativity, we are creating an environment in which children can thrive. To receive one-on-one or group training in NHA from certified trainer Dr. Heidi Pottinger, CHARM Executive Director, contact us at email@example.com to schedule your training.
Grief is the normal response to loss. And hard as it may seem to believe when we're in its throes, we typically can move forward while holding onto memories of our loved one.
Sesame Street in Communities builds on an almost 50-year commitment to caring for the developmental, physical, and emotional needs of children. Thoroughly researched and tested with families, these resources are proven to make a measurable difference for kids, and make your job as a parent or educator a little bit easier. Through community partnerships, engagement efforts, and a constantly growing bank of materials, Sesame Street in Communities will continue to expand.
As your children’s needs grow and change, they’ll have evidence-based, age-appropriate resources to help on topics such as grief , resilience, and more - and grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Because we’re all in this together.
Much evidence indicates that bodily death is not the end of life, just an entry into another phase of forever. The SoulPhone Foundation is a 501c3 organization that currently supports Greater Reality Living Community Groups. These groups provide safe places – online and locally – where people around the world can learn, discuss and integrate Greater Reality Living keys:
CHARM partner Tu Nidito is available to provide on-site grief intervention and support in the event of a death or tragedy in the community that impacts children and teens. They offer group support, one-on-one support, and additional resources immediately following the death. Please contact Tu Nidito at 520-322-9155 to make arrangements for grief intervention in Tucson, Arizona. All CHARM volunteers are required to complete grief education training provided by Tu Nidito.
A comprehensive resource for learning more about holistic practices and how a holistic approach to well-being can help you discover health, contentment, purpose, and connection.