EXPLORING HEALTHY MASCULINITY: A Boy’s Life (North Seattle)

Currently, the dominant narrative concerning men in our culture includes ideas like boys don’t cry, boys will be boys, if he’s mean to you it must mean he likes you, and man up. Using pop culture vehicles such as social media, movies, music, and memes, this group will explore the patterns and narratives of
masculinity. We will focus on opening up about what being a man or boy means to us individually, as well as seeking healthier ways of relating to ourselves and each other. This new group is designed for male-identified teens between the ages of 13 to 18 and draws on curriculum from various nationwide programs.

Groups will be held in Seattle at Ryther’s Main Campus on Thursdays, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM, October 10th through December 12th. Off for Thanksgiving, November 28th. Snacks will be provided.

Topics to be discussed:
• Emotion regulation and expression
• Healthy relationships
• Communication and social skills
• Masculinity: When it is healthy? When it is toxic?
• Challenging unhelpful messages and finding more helpful replacements
• Positive identity and body image
• Using pop culture to explore social messages of masculinity

No charge for Ryther clients with Medicaid, co-pay applies for private insurance, and out of pocket cost is $75. For more information or to register, please email Galen Kerrick at GalenK@ryther.org using the subject line ‘A Boy’s Life’.

EXPLORING HEALTHY MASCULINITY: A Boy’s Life (North Seattle)

Currently, the dominant narrative concerning men in our culture includes ideas like boys don’t cry, boys will be boys, if he’s mean to you it must mean he likes you, and man up. Using pop culture vehicles such as social media, movies, music, and memes, this group will explore the patterns and narratives of
masculinity. We will focus on opening up about what being a man or boy means to us individually, as well as seeking healthier ways of relating to ourselves and each other. This new group is designed for male-identified teens between the ages of 13 to 18 and draws on curriculum from various nationwide programs.

Groups will be held in Seattle at Ryther’s Main Campus on Thursdays, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM, October 10th through December 12th. Off for Thanksgiving, November 28th. Snacks will be provided.

Topics to be discussed:
• Emotion regulation and expression
• Healthy relationships
• Communication and social skills
• Masculinity: When it is healthy? When it is toxic?
• Challenging unhelpful messages and finding more helpful replacements
• Positive identity and body image
• Using pop culture to explore social messages of masculinity

No charge for Ryther clients with Medicaid, co-pay applies for private insurance, and out of pocket cost is $75. For more information or to register, please email Galen Kerrick at GalenK@ryther.org using the subject line ‘A Boy’s Life’.

EXPLORING HEALTHY MASCULINITY: A Boy’s Life (North Seattle)

Currently, the dominant narrative concerning men in our culture includes ideas like boys don’t cry, boys will be boys, if he’s mean to you it must mean he likes you, and man up. Using pop culture vehicles such as social media, movies, music, and memes, this group will explore the patterns and narratives of
masculinity. We will focus on opening up about what being a man or boy means to us individually, as well as seeking healthier ways of relating to ourselves and each other. This new group is designed for male-identified teens between the ages of 13 to 18 and draws on curriculum from various nationwide programs.

Groups will be held in Seattle at Ryther’s Main Campus on Thursdays, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM, October 10th through December 12th. Off for Thanksgiving, November 28th. Snacks will be provided.

Topics to be discussed:
• Emotion regulation and expression
• Healthy relationships
• Communication and social skills
• Masculinity: When it is healthy? When it is toxic?
• Challenging unhelpful messages and finding more helpful replacements
• Positive identity and body image
• Using pop culture to explore social messages of masculinity

No charge for Ryther clients with Medicaid, co-pay applies for private insurance, and out of pocket cost is $75. For more information or to register, please email Galen Kerrick at GalenK@ryther.org using the subject line ‘A Boy’s Life’.

Positive Discipline 7 Week Series (Seattle)

Join parents like you for 7 weeks of parenting classes. Learn to discipline with firmness and kindness, have fun as a parent, and set the foundation for important social and life skills. Help your child feel a sense of belonging and significance through mutual respect and encouragement. Based on Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline books. These classes are a fun way to connect with other parents in the community and practice the skills over a few weeks so that you can go more in depth with the material. All classes facilitated by Julietta Skoog, NCSP, MA

Lap babies welcome!

**As of 9/30/19, this 7-week class series is full.  The next 7-week class series will be offered in January, 2020.  Also, for those who interested in attending a parenting class focusing on the cares of young child(ren,) please consider the 3-hour class on 10/26/19. For info and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/positive-discipline-the-early-years-workshop-fall-2019-tickets-60601723386 **

Classes will meet Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm – 8:30pm:

  • Sept 18, 25
  • Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

If you wish to pay by check (avoid fees), please email seattleclasses@besproutable.com

Scholarships available upon request.

Registration: $249 individual, $400 partners (partners will receive only 1 set of materials)
*Scholarships available upon request. Email: seattleclasses@besproutable.com

Positive Discipline, The Early Years, 3-hour Workshop

Join parents like you in a 3 hour “power” workshop for an introduction to Positive Discipline through experiential learning. We will focus on the magical age range from birth through preschool. Learn to discipline with firmness and kindness, have fun as a parent, and set the foundation for important social and life skills. Help your child feel a sense of belonging and significance through mutual respect and encouragement.

Lap babies welcome!

**As of 9/30/19, there were still 6 spots remaining.  Hurry to sign up if you are interested before they’re gone! **

Dates: Saturdays: October 26th, 2019  

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

“Taking this class was one of the best things I’ve done for myself and my family since my child was born. I refer back to the class’s concepts in order to deal with day-to-day issues and also feel like I have an overarching philosophy to help me as I navigate the parenting world.”

“This class was fun and informative. Julietta helped me achieve a greater understanding of the developmental reasons behind my daughter’s behavior and gave me tools to help her. I am excited to learn more about Positive Discipline!”

EXPLORING HEALTHY MASCULINITY: A Boy’s Life (North Seattle)

Currently, the dominant narrative concerning men in our culture includes ideas like boys don’t cry, boys will be boys, if he’s mean to you it must mean he likes you, and man up. Using pop culture vehicles such as social media, movies, music, and memes, this group will explore the patterns and narratives of
masculinity. We will focus on opening up about what being a man or boy means to us individually, as well as seeking healthier ways of relating to ourselves and each other. This new group is designed for male-identified teens between the ages of 13 to 18 and draws on curriculum from various nationwide programs.

Groups will be held in Seattle at Ryther’s Main Campus on Thursdays, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM, October 10th through December 12th. Off for Thanksgiving, November 28th. Snacks will be provided.

Topics to be discussed:
• Emotion regulation and expression
• Healthy relationships
• Communication and social skills
• Masculinity: When it is healthy? When it is toxic?
• Challenging unhelpful messages and finding more helpful replacements
• Positive identity and body image
• Using pop culture to explore social messages of masculinity

No charge for Ryther clients with Medicaid, co-pay applies for private insurance, and out of pocket cost is $75. For more information or to register, please email Galen Kerrick at GalenK@ryther.org using the subject line ‘A Boy’s Life’.