Center for Reflective Communities
Center for Reflective Communities strengthens bonds between children and those who care for them, engendering healthy development for our children, families and communities. Through our growing network of community partnerships, CRP provides comprehensive, advanced trainings in our mindful and reflective approach to culturally competent mental health and early childhood professionals, who then bring our innovative programs to families and children most in need.Our programs help parents recognize that children’s behavior has underlying meaning that can be understood through reflective thinking, and that they have better developmental success cognitively, socially and emotionally when parents are able to reflect on what is going on inside their children and inside themselves
CRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Paulene Popek, PhD and Regina Pally, MD in 2008. Motivated by the research that shows children do better throughout their lives when they have a strong attachment relationship with a caregiver, and the caregiver is able to be reflective and think about the meaning that underlies behavior, CRC developed three programs to enhance reflective thinking in all those who care for children.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR PROGRAMS:
• Mindful Parenting Groups (MPG) – A hands-on, interactive, relationship-focused group model for parents and their infants, toddlers or preschoolers
• Reflective Parenting Program (RPP) – Reflective parenting skills training, offering curriculum-based groups for parents from prenatal-adolescence
• Reflective Care Program (RCP) – A customized, reflective approach for educators, caregivers and others supporting the well-being of children in educational, residential, child care and home settings
• Educational workshops, In-services, and conference presentations