Family Engagement Workshops

Healthy NewsWorks now offers Family Engagement Workshops to schools and community organizations. Building upon 20 years of experience working in elementary and middle school classrooms, our sessions provide relevant health information and teach media literacy skills. Adults and children will gain a better understanding of how to identify trustworthy information.

Who can attend: Sessions are intended for families and school and community members

Where: On-site or virtual

Workshop length: 45 minutes to 2 hours

When: Weekdays during school, after school, and evenings; Saturday availability

Cost: Varies by program

Questions? Please contact Ginger Ragland, Program Associate, at gragland@HealthyNewsWorks.org


Current Offerings

Healthy Snacking for Your Child and You

Caregivers and children will learn what makes a healthy snack and how to prepare them within their budget. This workshop will feature three snacks that participants can taste. They will go home with more than a dozen snack recipes for their family.

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De-stressing as a Family

Caregivers and their children will discuss their experiences of feeling stressed. Through learning basic interviewing techniques and participating in several activities, they will find out about what causes stress in each other’s lives and what they can do to alleviate it. They will record what they learned in a poster or family newspaper.

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Helping Your Child Manage Social Media  

Social media has become part of childhood. While it has benefits, many experts, from the U.S. Surgeon General on down, have raised alarm about its negative impact on kids. This workshop will help families learn about strategies to deal with social media and create a plan that makes sense for them.

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Since 2003, Healthy NewsWorks has been empowering elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.