Vanderbilt Child and Family Center
Jan. 12, 2021—Lynn Wood, caregiver support coordinator at Mental Health America of MidSouth, will be the guest at a virtual talk about identifying the reason behind these behaviors, responding to them and effective redirection techniques. January’s lunchtime session of the Caregiver Support Group is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Dec. 11, 2020—Applications are now being accepted for fall 2021 for kindergarten-ready children interested in the Owls early education developmental kindergarten program at the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center.
Nov. 20, 2020—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will extend its Art Adventures Enrichment Program through Dec. 18 to continue to support Vanderbilt University community members with children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Nov. 3, 2020—Abby Parish, geriatric nurse practitioner with the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, will discuss self-care tips for family caregivers on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Parish will address why self-care is essential and how to incorporate it into a hectic schedule.
Oct. 21, 2020—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center has many valuable resources to assist you with your caregiving journey. A caregiver support group, monthly newsletter and lunchtime sessions are available for family caregivers.
Oct. 5, 2020—Kayse Martin, community outreach and volunteer coordinator for the Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee, will discuss resources and services that the Council on Aging has available for those who are caring from a distance or living with an older adult.
Sep. 11, 2020—Join Courtney Robinson, program manager at FiftyForward, as she discusses the importance of engagement and meaningful activities for older adults that can be implemented in the home setting. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Aug. 17, 2020—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will launch a recreational art enrichment program for Vanderbilt University community members with school-age children entering first through fifth grades. The new Art Adventures Enrichment Program will run Aug. 24–Nov. 25. The launch of this program comes as the university explores ways to support Vanderbilt community members with school-age children.
Aug. 14, 2020—Sarah Martin McConnell, executive director of Music for Seniors, will be the presenter for the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center’s August virtual session on Thursday, Aug. 20, from noon to 1 p.m.
Jul. 28, 2020—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center is partnering with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to sponsor a series of virtual information sessions in recognition of National Breastfeeding Month.
Message from Provost Wente and Vice Chancellor Kopstain to community members with school-aged children
Jul. 10, 2020—The university fully recognizes the challenges that local school districts' plans for the fall pose for members of the Vanderbilt community with school-aged children and is committed to continuing to help faculty, staff, postdocs and students navigate the ever-changing impacts of the pandemic on daily life, write Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to the VU community.
Acorn School teachers develop innovative ways to engage Vanderbilt’s youngest learners during social distancing
Apr. 13, 2020—Teachers at The Acorn School, part of the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center, are using innovative ways to support and engage with Vanderbilt’s youngest learners and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.