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Parents on Track: The most important relationship is with yourself!


Licensed General Social Worker, JoVanna Chase, began this month’s Parents on Track program with a scavenger hunt. The purpose of the scavenger hunt was to locate items and demonstrate the ability to “get it done”! During this pandemic, we have to wear a number of hats. In each role, we can learn to be creative to accomplish tasks and "get it done". 

Ms. Chase consulted all participants to ascertain how the pandemic has affected them. She discussed the different types of relationships: Romantic, Family, Social, Intimate and Professional. Ms. Chase stated, “The most important relationship is with yourself!” 

The dialogue continued when everyone was questioned about how they show love and care for their loved ones. Ms. Chase discussed the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service and Physical Touch). 

Lastly, Ms. Chase challenged everyone to complete three things for ourselves in the next three days. A key take away from this program is, “You have to take care of yourself before you can focus on anything/anyone else.” The conversation became very personal and treasured. 

Valuable information was shared to support all participants by encouraging them to find their supports during this time in order to maintain healthy relationships with friends, family, significant others and oneself! 

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