“Fostering Resiliency in Our Children as They Face Childhood Transitions”

Presented by Rick Irving, MSW(one of CPT’s most popular presenters!)

DATE/TIME: Wednesday morning May 22, 2019 from 9:45 to 11:15 AM
LOCATION: Ripley Administration Building, 120 Meriam Road, Concord
Open to all interested adults, especially parents, grandparents and caregivers!

This program is being offered free of charge but pre-registration helps us to better plan materials and prepare
the space. 

As children face normal (and even unexpected) transitions in their lives, such as moving from preschool to
Kindergarten or from elementary school to middle school ... or even moving from one home to another, there
are ways we as parents/grandparents can provide supports and reassurances that will assist the child to move
forward in a smooth way.  Building resiliency in the face of change can be possible if the child feels supported
through regular routines and predictable, comforting outlets.  Join us as we discuss what can be done to offer
children stability in the midst of change.  Share concerns and questions and come away with concrete ideas and

About Our Presenter: Rick Irving is a clinical social worker with over 40 years experience working with children,
families and schools. He has held the role of a Clinical Director of a residential treatment center for emotionally
troubled adolescents. For 26 years, he served as a clinical social worker in the Andover Public Schools, working
with students and their parents at all grade levels. For over 30 years he has maintained a private practice supporting
children with behavioral, emotional and learning disabilities. He also consults to parents and schools about their
children’s issues. Rick has been a keynote speaker throughout Massachusetts and overseas, including at
conferences in Nice, Rome, Madrid, Birmingham and Stockholm. He has consulted to schools in Brussels,
Amsterdam, The Hague, Madrid and Rome.