Last night, I had the CPC group (children with a parent with cancer). Because last group night we had lots of issues with not listening and acting rambunctious during group, at the beginning of free time yesterday we circled up and talked together about the importance of the rules, and how they allow Tu Nidito to be a safe space where we can feel respected. The kids really seemed to grasp this, and group was much calmer. We also had less than half the number of kids as last time, which didn’t hurt.
At the end of the night, I helped to pass out the PB&J with Love meals that I had helped to make! It was cool to have been part of the whole process of getting these meals to these families, and I’m looking forward to doing it again.
In terms of my final project, I’ve started to talk with my on-site advisor about making a children’s book as a culmination of my research. I’ve found that reading academic articles is more engaging when I have this creative project in mind, and I’m looking forward to it.