PAIU Simple Interactions Fundraiser

The PA Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU) members are raising funds to support the efforts of the Fred Rogers Center’s Simple Interactions Program. Simple Interactions is a practice-based, strengths-focused, and community-driven approach to support helpers who serve children, youth and families. Read more about the Center’s work below.

44777598_1579118324606535_r.jpegSimple Interactions is a practice-based, strengths-focused, and community-driven approach to support helpers who serve children, youth, and families. Through speaking engagements, workshops, and on-the-ground projects across numerous states and several countries, we are committed to promoting human development through concrete and specific practices, programs, and policies that empower adult helpers and local communities.

Using basic video cameras, we capture authentic and unscripted interactions between adults and children in everyday settings. Using our Simple Interactions Tool as a lens, we identify moments that embody one or more underlying dynamics of a developmental interaction: connection, reciprocity, inclusion, and opportunity to grow.  We highlight these moments, whether they last a few seconds or a few minutes, through simple video edits.

Using videos of positive, everyday moments as learning materials, we facilitate a reflective process by which the front-line staff notice what are already working in their daily interactions, and wonder about how such practices can grow within their local community.  The workshops serve as affirmative reminders of the power of simple, everyday interactions.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Carissa Noel 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo

Organizer

Karen Struble Myers 
Organizer
Latrobe, PA
Saint Vincent College 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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