Camp Kanata’s 2016 Mother-Daughter Weekend was a fun-filled weekend in Wake Forest, NC. Mothers and daughters engaged in all sorts of camp activities as well as an exciting drum circle. Katie led the mothers and daughters in two yoga classes with some fun partner poses and a living mandala. The scenery could not be beat as it was overlooking the lake. Katie also held a Communication Building workshop that focused on tools to use at home to open up the lines of communication, recognizing when to “take a break,” and understanding each other better. Overall, it was an exciting weekend to be a part of and heart warming to see all of the mothers and daughters enjoying their time together.
Katie Overcash is excited to collaborate and contribute to the “Growing Our Girls” initiative. Look for upcoming content and events on their website here. GOG is a Charlotte-based brand created by Kristin Mountcastle, a mom of 2 girls who believes in the power of connection to empower our girls to navigate the world with confidence and kindness. GOG also connects families of boys to help raise them with respect and understand the importance of gender equality.
Self-esteem and self-worth development, character building, and competency recognition are journeys each child finds themselves on as they grow and mature. Supporting children on this journey is vital and can be difficult at times. Attending this discussion, you will be able to recognize each of your child’s uniqueness and gain or reinforce the tools to foster this development through adolescence as they reach their “enoughness.”
Katie is honored to present at Charlotte Parent’s Mom Matters Event on Friday, March 4th. Tickets are now on sale for $20. For more information or to purchase tickets visit their website here.
Location: 1100 South Mint Street, Suite 108, Charlotte, NC 28203
Time: Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 PM – Resuming July 2015
Dates: Bi-weekly on Tuesdays
About the Group:
Teenagers that struggle with self-injurious behaviors tend to feel isolated and disconnected from peers. Research has found that teens struggling with such behaviors tend to turn to social media, such as Facebook, Instagram, etc. to connect with others. This can be detrimental to the adolescent, as many social media outlets remain unmonitored and may include material that could hinder, rather than help, the teen.
This group was created to bring teenage females struggling with self-injury together in a structured, therapeutic environment to allow them the opportunity to connect with others in a supportive space, receive psychoeducation on their condition, and learn healthy ways of dealing with stressors in their life in a monitored setting.
The group will be facilitated by Katie Overcash, LCSW and Lynne Beck, LPC. Group sessions occur on a bi-weekly basis on Tuesdays from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM starting. The group will have an open format, meaning that new members can start anytime.
Prior to attending the group for the first session, each attendee’s guardian MUST make verbal contact with one of the therapists and schedule a 30 minute consultation to gauge appropriateness. Katie and Lynne welcome parents to contact them with any questions or concerns they might have.
All attendees are required to have an outside therapist in place in order to attend the group. This allows therapists and parents to know that group members are being supported both inside and outside of the group setting.
Group attendance is required every session unless discussed with one of the therapists prior. In the past, girls who have made the most progress have been highly consistent with group and individual therapy attendance.
Cost & Payment:
Cost is $20 per session. New members must pre-pay for 4 sessions. Each 30 minute consult before beginning and at termination is $30.
Important to Note:
It is important to note that the therapists cannot guarantee that self-injurious behaviors will be completely eliminated; however, every effort will be taken to work with group members to explore and develop healthy coping skills. It is also important to note that therapists will be requesting for group members not to make outside contact with one another while participating in the group, unless a previous connection has been established between members beforehand. The intent of this rule is to assure that all connections made between members are occurring in a monitored therapeutic environment.
To Sign Up:
To sign up please fill out this FORM. You may also contact Katie or Lynne using the information listed below.
Katie Overcash, LCSW
Lynne Beck, LPC
Can’t make it to our “Confident Girls Summer Camp?” This weekend “crash course” will be an abbreviated version. Camp will be 8 hours total during the tentative days of Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26. Time of day is TBA. Potential topics covered will be self-esteem/confidence, communication, friendships, and coping skills. Girls enrolled (current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) will have an opportunity to learn, discuss, and practice each topic while interacting with each other. Cost for the weekend course is $160 for 8 hours.
If interested, please contact Katie(email@example.com) or Lynne(firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interested in a “crash course” for your own group? Contact Katie and Lynne for more information.