Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc

The Power of Empathy: Reduce Stress and Build Better Adult/Child Relationships

Wednesday, Sep 29, 2021

Stress is alarmingly pervasive in daily life. We all need tools to deal with tension in healthy and productive ways. In this webinar, with Keynote Speaker Koa Goode, we’ll explore the lasting benefits of learning to walk a while in someone else’s shoes, of exercising compassion in our interactions with others. This is especially important with family members, including our children.  It’s easy to forget that kids have a wide range of feelings and stressors, just like adults.  Understanding the developmental milestones from infant to teen years helps us as parents, teachers and caregivers to create nurturing relationships with children.

Koa C. Goode is a Social Worker who has focused her 20-year career on supporting children and families. In 2020, Koa was recognized by the National Exchange Club for her commitment to child abuse prevention and for her work with families.  She is currently a Case Manager Supervisor at Greater Lawrence Community Action Council (GLCAC).

 The mission of the Mahoney Family Fund is to mitigate abuse and violence within families and against children.  The seminar is presented by the Mahoney Family Fund in partnership with the GLCAC and Lowell City of Learning. 

The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council is the fiscal sponsor of the Mahoney Family Fund.

The Mahoney Family Fund raises both awareness and money for frontline organizations dealing with youth in crisis from trauma and violence. Past recipients include: United Teen Equality Center; Alternative House; Center for Hope and Healing; the Michael B. Christensen Center; Strongwater Farm; Tewksbury Police Department Domestic Violence Unit and Notre Dame Academy.

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This webinar is part of the Lowell Learning Festival 

For more information, please contact Mahoney Family Fund founder Maureen Mahoney at

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