Tag Archives: Rainier Community Cares

We Need Your Support!

'Tis the Season for Our Annual Community Survey Your answers help us serve Rainier better and ensure our projects keep going strong!   Go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/TRON2015 or take it on your smartphone by scanning this code: This survey provides vital information about young people in our area.  Rainier Community Cares uses this information to get funding and create programs for the youth in our community. Here's a brief list of some of the services we provided last year: Free Family Fun Day Free Summer Lunch program Free Movies in the Park Superhero Fun Run Safe Streets Rainier Youth Mental Health First Aid training CPR Certification Class Free "Guiding Good Choices" classes  Parenting classes Your participation helps ensure that Rainier Community Cares can continue to provide youth with activities, information and protective factors that encourage them to make healthy choices. Let your voice be heard!   All answers are anonymous. Must ...
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Invitation Card

Invitation to Rainier Community Cares Open House

I know that  you are a very busy person and the last thing you need to do is commit to be a part of anything. That being said, and if at all possible, I would like to invite you to our coalition  meeting  Wednesday  October 14 @5 pm. We meet at the Rainier food bank.  Our coalition meets  once a month on the second Wednesday and is working to help the children in our community make healthy decisions.  It would be great to have you be apart of what's happening in Rainier.  We will have a short power point presentation that will show who we are and what we do. Some of our current members are Lt, Paul Counts of the Thurston County Sheriff's Office, Randy Schleis -Mayor of Rainier, YMCA - Lacey,  Everett Gage- City Council, Pat Cooley - Valley Heart Assembly of God, Nancy Decker - Rainier Food ...
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The 7 C's of Resilience

Navigating “The 7 Cs of Parenting”: Conclusion

Navigating the 7 Cs of parenting, you can help your child become competent and confident.  They will build social connections needed for them to develop a strong character while they make positive contributions to society.  They will learn that they are valuable.  They learn that their decisions and actions are important, because they affect everyone around them. Children who know how to cope with the challenges and changes in life not only make good role models, they are the builders of our future society.  They have control of their own destinies, and they show others a better way to conduct themselves.  Their resilience is exemplary. This is the final article in our 9-part series on the 7 Cs of Resilience. Make sure to check out our other posts if you missed any of the steps. You'll learn what the Cs are, and how to encourage your child along each path ...
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The 7 C's of Resilience

Navigating “The 7 Cs of Parenting”: 7) Control

When children realize they are responsible for the outcome of their actions, they are likely to look at their choices and options more carefully and follow each one of them to the logical and final concision. This helps them to make healthy choices, where they can control the outcome of their own actions and decisions. When parents control all of their children's decisions, they deny their children the opportunity to learn self control. These children may feel like everything happens to them, and they can become passive and pessimistic. These children are inclined to become depressed because they see "control" as being an external factor, and they don't feel they have any control. On the other hand, resilient children internalize their decisions and know they have control over what happens to them.  These children know that the quality of their lives directly depends on the actions and decisions they make.  ...
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The 7 C's of Resilience

Navigating “The 7 Cs of Parenting”: 6) Coping

Children who learn how to cope with issues effectively are more likely to cope better with the stress of everyday life. Challenges and conflicts are easier to overcome when a child is resilient and able to protect themselves against the unsafe, worrisome behaviors of others. Resilient children have a wide range of positive coping strategies that help them navigate the tough decisions and situations they face in our complicated society.  They understand the difference between a real crisis and something that just feels important. They have learned to develop positive, effective coping strategies by watching their parents cope in a positive and safe way.  Parents who role model problem-solving step by step are teaching their children how to resolve problems proactively, rather than react to problems emotionally. If you guide your children to develop positive, effective coping strategies, they will be able to use them to alleviate pain and stress ...
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