The 15-Minute Child Break is a FREE, interactive, one hour presentation for parents, grandparents and caregivers who are concerned about children (of any age) and substance abuse. Representatives from the Partnership meet with groups on location to deliver this informative, engaging, and education presentation.
Location: Symposia Bookstore
510 Washington Street,
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Date: Aug. 18, 2010
Time: 7 pm.
Fore more information, call Carmen at 201-805-1739
The 15-Minute Child Break presentation is supported by research (2000 PDFNJ Middle School Study on Substance Use) which demonstrates that kids who communicate regularly with their parents about their daily activities are 67% less likely to be involved in substance abuse than children who have little or no communication.
The 15 Minute Child Break covers topics such as:
Children Book Reading
August 21, 2010 at 4 pm, Symposia Bookstore
Little Cloud Upset is a children’ s picture book that introduces preschoolers and young children to international relations and
global affairs. Issues, such as human rights, the environment, refugee situations, war and peace are addressed in an age-appropriate way. The central character is a little cloud that travels as a neutral observer across the globe observing all sorts of global challenges. The cloud flies over melting ice caps in the polar region, watches children play in refugee
camps and remembers witnessing the fall of the Berlin Wall many years ago, an event that fundamentally changed this world and drew millions of people around the globe together. And though the book highlights problematic issues, it emphasizes the importance of cooperation and that through individual actions we can change a lot for the better.Short bio author:
Michaela Hertkorn is a professor at the New School for General Studies and at New Jersey City University where she teaches global affairs. She is also an associate scholar with the Foundation for Post Conflict Development in New York. Michaela holds a PhD in political science from Free University Berlin, Germany and has researched, lectured in the area of international relations for more than a decade. She is an expert on European affairs, conflict resolution and security studies. Michaela is the mother of a one year old girl and a five year old daughter whose comment about a ‘little cloud upset’ in 2006 inspired this book.
Short bio illustrator:
Joseph Ayala is an artist living in New York City. He studied paintin at the School of Visual Arts, receiving a BFA with honors in
1993. This is his first children’ s book.
As we move into the final stretch of our “pilot season,” I’d like to thank all our creative guests—who have joined the dialogue so far—for lending this project the gifts of their time, energy, imagination, and spirit. You are now part of a noble struggle to take back the media from the corporate overlords who dominate it, and restore it to the citizens for whom it was meant.