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PETRAPLACE

COUNSELING

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SUMMER 2010 Volume 3 Issue 4

...the vision...the journey...the healing... The Many Opportunities of Summer Inside this issue: Traveling the Healing Road

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In the Wildflowers Info Mtg.

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Get Involved

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List of Donors

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A letter from...PetraPlace Executive Director

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Check out New Website

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A Word from Board VP, Vicky Vorhauer

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Whatta Pizza Tasting!

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Memorial Day Parade

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Student Intern, Bridget Kilbride

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Amazon and Christian Book Distributors Associates

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Tea at the Beach 2010

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Executive Director Receives Award

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Meet Margie Zercie

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PP 2010 Signature Bags

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What Every Child Needs….

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Summer is a wonderful time to make cherished memories and build your family's values. So often people enjoy the first few weeks, only to glance at the calendar and find that summer seems to go on forever, and parents may run out of both ideas and energy. But with a little thought, there are many values you can teach your child through successful summer experiences, even the simple everyday activities that come to pass as the lazy summer days roll along. The completion of simple household chores, like tidying up a bedroom, helping to fold some laundry or helping with yard work can remind even the youngest family members that there is a sense of satisfaction for a job well done. And as a result, there comes the feeling of deserving the right to have some well-earned fun time, as well as a chance to spend some one-on-one time with parents and other family

members as they share the workload.. The opportunity may also present itself for children to earn a little money by working with their own hands in chores like lawn mowing, baby sitting or watering the neighbor’s garden while they are away. With so many opportunities for summer activities, it is important for families to make a well-rounded summer schedule. Remember to do some things for yourself without guilt from your kids. By doing so, teach them by example, respect for self as well as for others. Resist the urge to over schedule by maintaining a schedule with some looseness. Everyone needs some degree of relaxation, so try not to make the schedule too crowded. Alternate

active and inactive experiences. Accept your child's desire to relax and have some unrushed, unstructured fun. Even though we strive to make the summer a memorable experience for our children, encourage children to learn to cope with disappointments. A hug and some statements of empathy will help a child deal with upsets, such as a rained-out swim meet. This is preferable to trying to "make up" for what reality has dealt out, since reality is what our children will be facing in all their future years. In addition, avoiding burnout by stopping before excess takes over. This even includes fun activities, as too much of a good thing can plain and simply just be too much. More on page 6…


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Traveling the Healing Road This article was submitted by a client whose desire was to share her story and experience. The names and situations were changed slightly to protect her identity and confidentiality. We thank her for her willingness to share

I stand before you today a changed woman, and I owe a great deal of thanks to Stacey and PetraPlace for my renewed strength, my self confidence, a deepening of my faith and an overall joyous outlook on life. I like to stay I’m loving life right now!

In the Wildflowers Informational Meeting September 14th 7-8 PM at PetraPlace A program to help women who have survived childhood sexual abuse .

In February of 2009, I was having pastoral counseling sessions quite regularly with my pastor, wrestling with my ongoing depression from the sudden and tragic loss of my husband, when another issue came to surface. My pastor did not feel she had the skills to adequately counsel me on this new matter, and she suggested I seek professional services outside the church. Having read an article in the Greece Post about PetraPlace being a Christian based counseling service, with a sliding fee scale, I called and made an appointment to meet with Stacey to see if she might have training in the area I needed help with. That was the beginning of a year-long series of weekly sessions during which Stacey very compassionately and skillfully helped me work through my grief, wrestle with the tough questions, details and feelings associated with this new trial,

all the while helping me to grow in faith and keep me grounded in Scripture when I strayed off the path God had set for me to walk on. Just recently, I developed the courage to enter the online dating scene. That was a very interesting series of experiences and relationships that I never would have been able to handle on my own. Stacey walked that

path with me, too, patiently listened to all my trials and tribulations along the way, cried with me over the really challenging moments, rejoiced with me over the glories, all the while praying with me and for me. Together, we praised God for all of his mercies and blessings. Throughout the course of our sessions together, a very deep and abiding friendship with Stacey developed, one which I cherish and hold very close to my heart.

On September 14th from 7-8 PM there will be a free informational meeting at the PetraPlace office introducing a 10 week program called In the Wildflowers. This program is devoted to help women who have survived childhood sexual abuse who have the desire to grow and heal from the trauma of this experience. The trauma of childhood sexual abuse continually haunts those who have suffered from it. The shame, anger, confusion and pain overwhelm victims as they suffer, often silently. They need to know they can find hope and healing. They need to know they are not alone in their pain. In the Wildflowers is a DVDcurriculum series that offers victims-much-needed hope for healing and transformation. This 10 step process offers caring, understanding and hope specifically for those who have harbored the pain and fear from childhood sexual abuse. The program will consist of a DVD followed by a time of discussion. The group will be limited to 10 participants. If you or someone you care about has suffered from this experience please save the date and find out more. The informational meeting and the program will be led by Stacey ReedMacGregor, LMSW. Her expertise in this area of study may prove to be helpful in your journey back to wholeness. Please consider attending and finding out that you can trust again. You may call and reserve your place at the informational meeting by calling the office at 730-7777.


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Get Involved…. Petra Place continues to operate on funds provided through fees on a sliding scale, financial partnerships with individuals like you in the community, resourceseeking events, business and corporate support along with the help of our volunteers. There are many opportunities for individuals to support the work Petra Place does in our community. Help us help others. Some of the ways you can help include the following: PRAY: There is nothing we can do on our own. Prayer has been and will continue to be the way Petra Place will seek direction from a God who desires to have us rely on Him in all things. We ask that you commit Petra Place to prayer and include all the individuals it serves, the staff and counselor, and its board of directors. ATTEND AN EVENT: There will be a few opportunities to attend an event this fall and there are even more plans for next spring! Keep informed about the happenings at PetraPlace by visiting our website www.petraplace.org. Sign up for our e-newsletter for up to the minute information!

MAKE A DONATION: All financial resources provided to PetraPlace are tax deductible. Donations may be mailed to: PetraPlace, 888 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626. You may use the self addressed envelope enclosed in this newsletter. You can now donate online Go to our website www.petraplace.org and click the donate button. It’s so easy! Find us on Facebook and donate on the Support PetraPlace Counseling Services page. Make sure you become a fan too! GO SHOPPING: You can help by making your Amazon.com and Christianbook.com purchases through our website. Click the icons on the home page. There is no additional cost to you BUT PetraPlace receives a percentage of the sales. Also, there are exclusive PetraPlace items available on our website including our signature handbags and official PetraPlace mugs! Click on the Shop button at www.petraplace.org! Your help with this is essential to the growth and development of Petra Place.

VOLUNTEER THE GIFT OF TIME: Often the gift of time is underestimated, yet it is so critical to the success of any organization. Currently we are seeking help with some office type work to help with the daily operations of PetraPlace. We are also in need of help to staff our events. If interested, please call 7307777.

Thank you to our PetraPlace friends for your support PetraPlace wishes to thank the following donors who have given generously to help our organization continue its outreach to the community: Mark & Linda Ballerstein Bob & Gail Cherniss Roger & Sheryl Dahl Sue Doell Michael Ferron, CPA Deb & Jerry Fox McHugh Groves & Kelly, DDS Mike & Debra Leary Bob Morasse Jim & AnnMarie Pavone Rich & Patty Redden Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ridden Dean & Nancy Snyder Caryn Stiteler Marcy Waheibi Dave & Gail Wakefield Renee Walker Thanks to Sail On Carpet Deborah Fox Orthodontics Vicky & Randy Vorhauer

Find PetraPlace on Facebook!

“If we all come together, pool our resources, attend events, join in prayer or give the gift of time, the results can be boundless.” Stacey Reed-MacGregor


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Stacey Reed-MacGregor, LMSW Executive Director of PetraPlace Dear friends, I hear a lot of peoples’ stories AND I have watched many overcome them. This is one of the most difficult yet rewarding parts of my job, as I assume my role as therapist. I hear peoples’ pain and join in the struggle with them. People have many tough situations in life. I have learned that in any one of those situations a person will come through it to the other side. Sometimes for the better and sometimes not. This is the very reason PetraPlace came to be. The work that we do at PetraPlace is relevant and significant and because of this many of those who find themselves struggling , find hope healing and wholeness. There is not one of us who can truthfully say that we have not experienced the struggle. Because I have had the privilege of sitting in the therapist’s chair, I am able to share with all of you the great and growing need we have in our community to provide the services we do here at PetraPlace. I am also able to report that PetraPlace is forging ahead to new possibilities.

“The work that we do at PetraPlace is relevant and significant and because of this many

As I write this, my vantage point also comes from my role as executive director. In order for us to grow more, serve more, reach more, we need help and support from all of you. I can only describe the impact you can have on the vision and mission of PetraPlace with mere words. I can only invite everyone to make the connection between your support and the hope this provides for those who seek help. PetraPlace , its board of directors, staff, volunteers and I have made a serious commitment to be a presence in our community. We stand strong to help remove barriers that keep people from seeking help through education, invitation and accessibility. I am praying that we can count on each of you to help us help others. Join us in the joy!

of those who find themselves struggling , find hope healing and wholeness. “

Check out the Newly Updated Website In the spirit of change and rejuvenation, the PetraPlace website has undergone a facelift. The site, www.petraplace.org, is not only more user friendly but is also sporting a fresh new look. Changes include more information about who’s involved at the counseling center, and a place to shop

for official PetraPlace handbags and other official merchandise. There is also a link available where users can purchase a variety of items through Amazon.com and

Christianbook.com at no extra cost. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to PetraPlace. “I think users will find the new look to be a welcome change,” noted PetraPlace Executive Director Stacey ReedMacGregor. “The newly renovated site is a great place to find out what’s going on at PetraPlace.”


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Vicky Vorhauer, Vice-President of the Board “...envisions a strong presence in the community….” A strong supporter of the PetraPlace vision of striving for healing and wholeness through counseling, Vicky Vorhauer of Greece is honored to be part of the counseling center’s journey. Currently serving as vice president of the PetraPlace Board of Directors, Vicky became involved with PetraPlace after Stacey Reed-MacGregor announced she would turn her dream of providing accessible counseling to all members of the community into reality. “Stacey and I have gone to church together and have been friends for many years,” Vicky noted. “Stacey has a great heart for helping others and I am happy to be helping her make her vision happen.”

Along with her desire to help her friend and the community as well, Vicky brings to the PetraPlace table a strong background in business and education. A former employee of Paychex, she now handles payroll and administration for a consulting company. Being close to the pulse of PetraPlace, Vicky has seen some positive things happening in the community. “Stacey works hard to help remove the stigma of seeking mental health counseling. People know they can come to PetraPlace and get the help they need in a safe environment,” Vicky said. “When I think about some of the tragic events that have happened in our

community in recent years, I can’t help but wonder if some of that could have been avoided if people had been able to seek the mental health help they might have needed. If our work can head off tragedies in the future, that will be a real blessing.” Looking to the future, Vicky envisions expansion and growth for PetraPlace as well as the development of a strong presence in the community. Vicky, a native of the Albany area, and she and her husband, Randy, are the parents of two children, Amy, 13, and Keith, 11. They are involved with activities at Hope Lutheran Church and in the Spencerport School District, as well as with baseball, Boy Scouts and school music programs.

Whatta Pizza Tasting! The first annual PetraPlace People’s Choice Pizza Taste Testing, held on March 30 at Messiah Lutheran Church, was a resounding success. Pizzerias from around the area baked up some of their best to donate to the fund raiser, much to the delight of the hungry crowd that attended. Our thanks to all who participated in this event!

Award for the Best Overall Pizza went to Pizzeria Americana.

Pizza connoisseurs cast their votes for the best pizza in several categories and here are the results!

Best Everything: Gallo’s

Other awards included: Cheesiest: Mark’s Pizzeria Sweetest Sauce: Papa John’s Best Sauce: Trotto’s Best Crust: Pizzeria Americana Best Flavor: Tony Pepperoni Most Appetizing: Tony’s Birdland Best Aroma: Papa John’s Most Unique: Pontillo’s Most Likely to Order Again: Caraglio’s Thank you to all of the pizzeria’s who helped out with donating pizzas.

“If our work can head off tragedies in the future, that will be a real blessing.” Vicky Vorhauer, Board Vice-President


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PetraPlace Marchers Hit the Parade Route

“It was incredible to see all the people along the parade route wearing our PetraPlace wristbands” Kathleen Miller Short Director of Development

Monday, May 31st, PetraPlace people put on their walking shoes to participate in the Town of Greece’s annual Memorial Dayparade. Joining town and other officials, as well as a variety of community organizations, members of the PetraPlace staff, Board of Directors and volunteers traveled the route from Janes & Long ...from front page.. People often wonder why children on vacation become irritable instead grateful for the experiences provided for them. Perhaps the answer can be found in the fact that they, like all humans, need time to rest and even enjoy boring spaces between exciting moments. In fact, those long summer hours with "nothing to do" often teach creativity and problem solving skills. It is no doubt helpful to provide much structured time, yet children do need the experience of filling some moments themselves.

Pond Roads to Greece Town Hall where a ceremony saluting veterans was held. Along the way, the PetraPlace marchers distributed colorful wristbands inscribed with the PetraPlace web address and the quote, “live and love your life.” PetraPlace Executive Director, Stacey Reed– MacGregor was thrilled that parade goers readily welcomed the wristbands, and anxiously read the message. Along the parade route she also had a chance to chat with New York State Senator Joe Robach who thanked her for fostering a community commitment and sense of caring. Forget keeping up with others. You and your children do not have to keep up with anyone. Always choose activities because your family wants to, not just because others are doing it. Thinking ahead, remember to take care of business as you enjoy summer. This may involve cleaning out closets, visiting relatives, learning the multiplication tables, etc. but don't put these chores and obligations off until August. Procrastination ensures pressure and disappointments.

Also, expressing feelings as you go along prevents those summer blow-ups and keeps your emotional accounts updated. Children need to hear your positive and negative feedback a piece at a time, and they need to be "heard" regularly and often. Remember that several positives must be given for each correctional statement in order to keep relationships from clogging up. Sit down, put your feet up and help yourself to some summer sparkle! Have a safe and happy summer.


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Student Intern Hopes to Learn Through Experience A new face will light up the nooks and crannies of PetraPlace this summer. Joining Executive Director Stacey Reed-MacGregor in her work serving the community will be 21-year old Bridget Kilbride. Bridget, who in the fall will begin her senior year at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, comes to PetraPlace to complete an internship, part of her studies as a theology and pre-counseling major at Moody. Bridget grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and currently makes her home in Wisconsin. While in Rochester, she will be staying with friends. Bridget is excited about the internship opportunity and looks forward to learning firsthand how a counseling center operates. “It will be interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes in a counseling center,” Bridget said. “I look forward to being a part of the everyday work that goes on at PetraPlace.” Bridget said after talking with Stacey, she felt strongly that PetraPlace would be a perfect place to complete her internship. “Stacey’s vision for her ministry is impressive,” Bridget explained. “I look forward to working with someone who is a self starter and has many experiences to share as a counselor.” Bridget said she hopes her internship at PetraPlace will find her working with youth and being involved with other projects that Stacey has underway. She will join the PetraPlace staff June 1 and will complete her internship in August. After graduating from Moody Bible Institute next year, Bridget hopes to attend graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in social work.

PetraPlace partners with Amazon.com and Christianbook.com Amazon.com and Christianbook.com are widely used by many internet shoppers. Each offer so much more than books and it is a convenient way to find the very thing that you are looking for. These companies have developed a referral program which allows organizations such as PetraPlace to receive a percentage of any sale that is made through our website. There is no additional cost to you but it benefits the services and programs that are offered at PetraPlace. All you need to do is to click the icons found on PetraPlace’s home page (www.petraplace.org). This will link you to the partner sites. Place your order as normal and PetraPlace, receives the credit for that referral. While you’re there take a look around on our new website!

A NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER TO CONTACT PETRAPLACE COUNSELING SERVICES

730-7777

“I look forward to working with someone who is a self starter and has many experiences to share as a counselor.” Bridgt Kilbride Student Intern


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Tea at the Beach 2010 A beautiful spring day in Rochester on April 18 was made even more special as dozens of local ladies gathered at the Robach Community Center at Ontario Beach Park for the third annual PetraPlace Tea at the Beach. The Community Center, known fondly to local residents as the Charlotte Bathhouse, was transformed into an elegant tea room. Guests were served high tea after being greeted by a bevy of gentlemen volunteers who provided valet parking. The “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask

afternoon’s elegant menu included scones, dainty sandwiches and, of course, tea and coffee. 10 local vendors were on hand, offering a variety of shopping opportunities. A dance performance and live piano music entertained. Many door prizes were given away, and a raffle was held for a handmade quilt. Deb Fox McHugh, who with her husband, Jerry, has helped coordinate the annual tea, noted, “It was a wonderfully successful day.

Everyone who came out to join us is a blessing to PetraPlace. Their support allows PetraPlace to continue to flourish and grow. We are already looking forward to and planning for our fourth annual tea next spring. Be sure to join us.” 4th Annual

Tea at the Beach May 1, 2011 SAVE THE DATE!

Our Own Executive Director Receives Award

what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Dr. Howard Thurman (1899-1981)

Stacey Reed-MacGregor, executive director of PetraPlace, was the recipient of the 2010 Roberts Wesleyan College Distinguished MSW Alumni Award, presented recently by Dr. Timothy Chaddock, PsyD, department chair of the Masters of Social Work program at Roberts. Stacey was honored for exemplifying the mission of the Master of Social Work Program at Roberts-

Wesleyan College which strives to prepare students for effective, compassionate, agency-based, advanced social work direct practice, with a commitment to lowincome populations. She received the award on May 8, 2010 at the Roberts Hooding Ceremony where current students were to receive their graduate hoods prior to their commencement later that day. She gave an acceptance speech, shared her experiences of direct practice social

work and quoted, Baptist minister, Dr. Howard Thurman (1899-1981) . Stacey [on left] graduated from Roberts Wesleyan in 2007 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. During her graduate studies she was also honored by the College and the National Association of Social Workers when she received Social Work Student of the Year in 2007. Following a vision she had of serving the community through Christian based counseling and psychotherapy, Stacey began PetraPlace in 2008. Since its inception, the center has logged almost 1300 hours of counseling sessions.


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Meet Margie Zercie Director of Publications and Publicity Margie Zercie, who serves PetraPlace as Director of Publicity and Publications, hopes to help Stacey Reed-MacGregor turn PetraPlace into a household word. “Our hope is that when a local family or individual is facing some sort of emotional crisis, turning to PetraPlace will be one of their first choices for support,” Margie said. “But in order to make that happen, we have to remind the community that PetraPlace is available and ready to serve.” Working together, Margie and Stacey have put together plans to increase the presence of PetraPlace in the community by publicizing fund raisers, workshops and other events in the local media, setting up speaking engagements, organizing participation in local health fairs and at other public venues and publishing the PetraPlace

newsletter on a regular basis. “The more people see PetraPlace in the news and hear the name around town, the stronger its presence will become,” Margie added. A longtime journalist, Margie became involved with PetraPlace after writing a story about the counseling center for a local publication. “As soon as I met Stacey, the depth of her sincerity and her commitment to helping others left a real impression on me. So when the opportunity arose, I decided to give her a call to see if there was any way I could help her with her mission,” Margie explained. Margie, a native of Fredonia and a graduate of SUNY Geneseo, and her husband, Bob, are the parents of two grown daughters and are expecting their first grandchild in June.

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2010 Signature Handbag The 2010 Petra Place handbags are individually made of an adorable print heavy weight canvas, hand sewn by The Bag Lady, herself, Barb Syracuse. Each handbag has its own PetraPlace designer label. The handbags are available for a limited time only and there are still a few available. Don’t wait to get yours! Handbags are $35 each and the scooter (shoulder) bags are $25. All proceeds help support the daily operations of PetraPlace. Call the office (730-7777) or stop in at 888 Long Pond Road to get your bag. You may also purchase them on our website: www.petraplace.org Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover accepted.

“Our hope is … that PetraPlace will be one of their first choices for support.” Margie Zercie Director of Publicity and Publications


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Be honest, do not hide your failures from your children. It is important for them to know that we all make mistakes.

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older children can choose activities that test their abilities and increase their self-confidence.

It is easy for parents to identify their child’s physical needs: nutritious food, warm clothes when it’s cold, bedtime at a reasonable hour. However, a child’s mental and emotional needs may not be as obvious. Good mental health allows children to think clearly, develop socially and learn new skills. Additionally, good friends and encouraging words from adults are all important for helping children develop self confidence, high selfesteem, and a healthy emotional outlook on life.

heart of family life. Children need to know that your love does not depend on his or her accomplishments. Mistakes and/or defeats should be expected and accepted.

Be honest, do not hide your failures from your children. It is important for them to know that we all make mistakes. It can be very reassuring to know that adults are not perfect.

Nurture children’s confidence and selfesteem by praising them. Encouraging children’s first steps or their ability to learn a new game helps them develop a desire to explore and learn about their surroundings. Allow children to explore and play in a safe area where they cannot get hurt. Assure them by smiling and talking to them often. Be an active participant in their activities. Your attention helps build their selfconfidence and selfesteem.

Avoid sarcastic remarks, if a child loses a game or fails a test, find out how he or she feels about the situation. Children may get discouraged and need a pep talk. Later, when they are ready, talk and offer assurance.

A child’s physical and mental health are both important. Basics for a child’s good mental health include unconditional love from family, selfconfidence and high selfesteem, the opportunity to play with other children, encouraging teachers and supportive caretakers, safe and secure surroundings and appropriate guidance and discipline Love, security and acceptance should be at the

Set realistic goals as young children, especially, need goals that match their ambitions with their abilities. With your help,

Encourage children to not only strive to do their best, but also to enjoy the process. Trying new activities teaches children about teamwork, selfesteem and new skills. Encourage children to play. To children, play is just fun. However, playtime is as important to their development as food and good care. Playtime helps children be creative, learn problem-solving skills and learn selfcontrol. Good, hardy play, which includes running and yelling, is not only fun, but helps children to be physically and mentally healthy.


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Children need playmates. It is important for children to have time with their peers. By playing with others, children discover their strengths and weaknesses, develop a sense of belonging, and learn how to get along with others. Consider finding a good children’s program through neighbors, local community centers, schools, or your local park and recreation department. Parents can be great playmates so join the fun! Playing Monopoly or coloring with a child gives you an opportunity to share ideas and spend time together in a relaxed setting. TV use should be monitored, try not to use TV as a “babysitter” on a regular basis. When used with care, TV can be educational as well as entertaining for children. Starting school is a big event for children. “Playing school” can be a positive way to give them a glimpse of school life. Try to enroll them in a pre-school, Head Start, or similar community program providing an oppor-

tunity to be with other kids and make new friends. Children can also learn academic basics and how to make decisions and cope with problems. As members of a family, children need to learn the rules of the family unit. Offer guidance and discipline that is fair and consistent. They will take these social skills and rules of conduct to school and eventually to the workplace. Be firm, but kind and realistic with your expectations. Children’s development depends on your love and encouragement. Set a good example. You cannot expect self-control and selfdiscipline from a child if you do not practice this behavior. It’s okay for children to feel afraid sometimes. Everyone is afraid of something at some point in their life. Fear and anxiety grow out of experiences that we do not understand. If your children have fears

that do not go away and affect his or her behavior, the first step is to find out what is frightening them. Be loving, patient and reassuring, not critical. Remember: the fear is very real to the child. Parents and family members are usually the first to notice emotional or behavior issues with a child. Your observations with those of teachers and other caregivers may lead you to seek help for your child. If you suspect a problem or have questions, consult your pediatrician or contact a mental health professional.

PetraPlace Counseling Services offers counseling for children, families and individuals, as well as family and marital counseling employing a holistic approach that includes body, mind, spirit and social environment. For more information on services offered, visit www.petraplace.org or call 730-7777.

“Children need to know that your love does not depend on his or her accomplishments.”


PetraPlace, Inc. PetraPlace Counseling Services 888 Long Pond Road Rochester, New York 14626

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Check out our new look! www.petraplace.org

Executive Director Stacey Reed-MacGregor, LMSW Administrative Assistant Amy Steinmetz Clinical Supervisor Harmon Meldrim, LCSW, PhD Board of Directors Deb Fox-McHugh. President Vicky Vorhauer, Vice-President Sandra Burns, Secretary Jim MacGregor, Treasurer Jim Pavone, member Bill Steinmetz, member Kathleen Miller Short, member Office Staff Mary Burns Sheryl Dahl

Staff Kathleen Miller Short Director of Development Margie Zercie Director of Publicity & Publications John Ciccolone Director of Marketing & Promotion Kelly Sullivan Staff Photographer Bridgt Kilbride Student Intern

Advisory John Scatigno, Esq.

Mission Statement To provide excellence in professional mental health care intervention with a holistic approach to individuals, couples, families and groups striving for healing and wholeness through counseling and other psychotherapies. To be a community resource through advocating for increased awareness of mental health issues and educational opportunities that enhance the quality of life. PetraPlace is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, tax exempt, charitable corporation. All donations are tax deductable.

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