Community Workshops


Community Workshops


October 15, 2018

Mastery Learning at the Tolland Public Schools
Location- Tolland Public Library Program Room
Time - 6:00 PM

February 6, 2019

You’re invited to register for a screening of the documentary Resilience.
Join EASTCONN’s Diane Dugas, Director of the Center for Educational Leadership 
in a review of the documentary Resilience and a café style discussion afterwards. 
This powerful, one-hour documentary delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the growing efforts to treat and prevent Toxic Stress, now understood to be one of the leading causes of many health issues, from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, anxiety and suicide. Research has shown that extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on behavior. However, as experts and practitioners profiled in Resilience prove, what’s predictable is also preventable. In this documentary, they dare to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse, neglect and poverty, with the hope that science can help us break the cycle of adversity and disease. 

Register by January 30, 2019
COURSE ID: 1825300407    COST: None SPONSORED BY: Tolland Public Schools

AUDIENCE: Parents, Community Members, Town Officials, Healthcare Providers, Childcare Providers, Community Agencies, Businesses, Educators

Location- Tolland Public Library Program Room
Time - 7:00 - 9:00 PM

April 8, 2019

Let’s talk about Gender

 DATE: April 8, 2019

Location-Tolland Public Library Program Room
Time - 7:30 PM

We now have an (ever-evolving) language to describe ourselves and our experiences of gender. Cisgender, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, gender fluid, gender creative, gender expansive and many more.  It can feel like we are learning a whole new language – and in some ways we are.  What does this diversity of identity and expression mean for parents and children? For schools?  Bring your curiosity and your questions for this lively discussion about the language, meaning and significance of gender for ourselves and others. 

Presented by: 

Robin P. McHaelen, MSW is the Executive Director of True Colors, Inc.  She has co-authored two books and several articles on LGBTQ youth and is a nationally recognized thought leader. Robin is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 CCSU Women of Influence Award, the 2014 HRC  Upstander Award, the 2011 UCONN Award for Excellence in Public Engagement; 2008 National Education Association’s Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights and the 2008 Social Worker of the Year (NASW, CT Chapter).  In 2017 she was named the Advocates’, 50 States; 50 Heroes for Connecticut.