Interactive Video Series is Offered For Parents

NEWBURGH – The ProActive Caring Program will offer the next talk in its School Exchange video series, “Create the World You Want in Your Home: Create Your Sanctuary,” on Wednesday, April 29 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

The talk is for parents and families who have children home from school due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Lisa Nathan, parent and advocate, and Peggy Pisano, school psychologist, will discuss ways to reduce stress in one’s home during this time of social distancing. The presentation will run for 15 minutes and then open for questions, thoughts, and exchanges.

Email for a link to the presentation.

Future presentations in the series will take place every Wednesday at 10 a.m. throughout the rest of the school year.

The ProActive Caring Program, developed by Mount Saint Mary College’s Center on Aging and Disability Policy and funded by the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, provides Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) strategies and training to individuals, families, and caregiving staff.

Previous videos in the series include “Behavior Management in a Mindful Way,” “Combatting Fear and Anxiety: Letting Go of Stress Through Relaxation/Meditation,” and “How to Be Grateful in These Challenging Times: Increasing Compassion.” These videos and others in the series can be found in their entirety at

Mount Social Science professors Lawrence Force and Jeffrey Kahana, co-directors of the Center on Aging and Disability Policy (CADP), founded the ProActive Caring Program about three years ago.

CADP, established in 2006, promotes an interdisciplinary perspective dedicated to excellence in research and scholarship in the fields of gerontology and disability studies.

Force has worked in the field of aging and disabilities for more than three decades as an administrator, clinician, and educator. Kahana, in addition to his work at the Mount, is a prolific author on subjects ranging from academics to social issues in the United States.

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