In the Community
CALM and Crane School present
Building Resiliency in your Child
With Dr. Ryan Smith
Tuesday, April 16
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Barbakow Family Theater on the Crane Country Day School campus
1795 San Leandro Lane • Santa Barbara • 93108
As much as we’d like to be able to protect our children from all of life’s hurts and disappointments, all parents know that someday our child will experience pain and frustration. Resilient children are able to “bounce back” from life’s traumas and emerge stronger, wiser and more personally powerful.
Our ability to cope with adversity , and to overcome it in a healthy way, is a fundamental skill related to success in virtually all areas of life. Affect regulation, the ability to cope with difficult emotions, has been linked to school performance, professional success, and the ability to have healthy relationships.
At this community lecture, attendees will learn about the research behind resiliency, in particular the importance of the parent-child bond. They will also learn techniques for building resiliency in their own children.
Dr. Ryan Smith is a clinical psychologist and training coordinator at CALM. He has over ten years of experience working with children who have experienced trauma. An expert in brain development, Dr. Smith has both practical and theoretical experience. In addition to his work at CALM, Dr. Smith is an adjunct faculty member in the Masters in Clinical Psychology program at Antioch University.
Online Auction April 15-30
Speak up for kids by staying home!
Rather than host a gala event, CALM is speaking up for kids by educating our community and holding our second annual I WILL NOT BE SILENT, Silent Gala. Instead of spending precious resources on a party, all proceeds from our silent gala will be used directly for the treatment and prevention of child abuse.
Thanks to a generous group of donors, we will be able to match every dollar raised during the month of April.
Hutton Parker Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation
Williams Corbett Foundation
Patricia and Larry Durham
Mary and Rowland Hanson
Gail and Roger Haupt, Thistle and Rose Foundation
Susan and Ron Morrow
Stephen Blain and Paul Guido
Nancy and Tom Bollay
Maryan and Richard Schall
The Susanne and Gary Tobey Family Foundation
Margo and Jeff Barbakow
Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP
Molly and Ben Diener
Ginni and Chad Dreier
FTI Services, Inc.
Bridget and Mark Foreman
Lori and Rabbi Evan Goodman
Anna and Petar Kokotovic
Herbert and Gertrude Latkin Charitable Foundation
Riviera Insurance Services
Bui and Herbert Simon
Marcia and James Wolfe
Sheila and Jim Zimmerman
Rosa and Michael Alvarado
D’Arcy and Mark Cornwall
Kristine M. Jacquin
Rosemary and Dan Moll
Leah and Robert Temkin
April and Gil Reyes
Anne and Steven Yungling
Some people think the holidays are just a calendar date, but to families with young children, this time of year means so much more. With the help of the community, CALM provided hundreds of children gifts, food and decorations during the 2011 holiday season through our Adopt-a-Family program. Many gave us toys, books and other gifts, but we also were able to provide essentials like blankets, coats and other wish-list items for families who are struggling to simply get by.
With the holidays just around the corner, CALM’s Adopt-a-Family initiative is gearing up for this year’s holiday season. These families have sought help from CALM and are currently receiving counseling services. CALM will find a family to match your interests and will provide you with sizes and a wish list. Through your help, the children and families we serve will feel the sense of belonging and care of our unique community. You can buy a specially selected present for your assigned family member or leave the shopping to us. Any contribution would be warmly welcomed.
This is a wonderful way to involve your family in the spirit of giving, or join up with a group of friends or co-workers to give together!
To view the Adopt a Family giving form, please click 2012 Adopt a Family Form.
Wine Jewelry Chocolate
Who doesn’t love wine, jewelry, and chocolate? On November 1, the CALM Auxiliary is hosting “Wine Jewelry Chocolate” to benefit CALM. This year the event will be held at the Montecito County Club from 3:00pm – 7:00pm, and there is no cost to attend, with a $10 tasting fee for wine.
The jewelers include:
Silpada Designs Heidi Hayward
ERB Jewelry Rosa Markolf
Kelebek Travers Artisan Jewelry Mi Juleree
Jacqui Wou – The Design Atelier Lifsart
Sweet Cedar WG Design
Miss Behavin’ SB Silver Fox
Pavanne Jewelry Ritmo Watches
Timely Jewels Jewelry by Naomi
Jewelry by Rebecca Kimberly Vyn Designs
Thomas Rhodes Carla Reeves
Caroline Rutledge Encanto
Claire Van Blaricum Elisabeth Pfauter
Gwen Silverman Janey Cinzori
Kelsey Ferguson Adesso
Nancy Mires Rachel Kett
Spenderella CALM Vintage Jewelry
Adopt a Room
CALM’s therapy rooms are used by hundreds of children each year. A place to heal and grow, the rooms are filled with games, books, and therapeutic toys. Over the years, the games lose their pieces, the book spines crack and the toys break. Eight therapy rooms are looking for a little love, and a fresh set of supplies.
How you can help
1. Donate an item for a therapy room
2. Adopt an entire room (full set of games, books, and toys)
3. Donate funds towards refurbishing a therapy room
For printable information on adopting a room, please click here.
Use our CALM Amazon store to shop the Adopt a Room wish list!
In the Community
Kids Corner is the only family-owned kids specialty shoe store in Santa Barbara, CA that is committed to healthy growth through proper shoe fitting and local giving. Whether you are new to this world, have already conquered crawling, have mastered the fine art of walking, or are old enough to read this, Kids Corner has your feet covered.
For more information about Kids Corner, please click here.
Just Kid Costumes is a kid friendly, e-commerce business located in Santa Barbara. As supporters of local children’s organizations, Just Kid Costumes generously donated over 40 wonderful Halloween costumes to the children of CALM. In addition to Halloween, costumes for dress-up, dance, theatre, holiday and thematic parties are also available at www.justkidcostumes.com.