Cultivating Love and Connection In the Lives of Our Children As They Navigate Pain and Disconnection
Presented by: Dr. Jessica Dutille
Youth are experiencing severe pain and disconnection at alarming rates, which is reflected in the increase of mental health issues, substance use, bullying, violence, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. As a society, we can no longer afford to perpetuate disconnection and separatism while our children suffer the consequences. Instead, we need to teach them how to love themselves and to develop healthy connection inward and outward. Join Dr. Jessica Dutille for this webinar that explores research on love-based practices, such as mindfulness and meditation, and how these can be applies in not only transforming our children’s lives but also our own.
About the presenter:
Dr, Jessica Dutille
Jessica serves as a catalyst for developing transformative high impact community engagement experiences at Plymouth State University that benefit students, off campus partners, and the broader community. She graduated from Plymouth State with her B.S. in Marketing in 2003, her MBA in 2004, and her EdD in 2020. Jessica leads Plymouth State’s Office of Community Impact and is also a teaching lecturer in the Department of Elementary Education and Youth Development. She served as the executive director of the Pemi Youth Center for twelve years and co-founded the Faith, Hope & Love Foundation of NH. As an advisor for the International Social Action Trip program, she has led four trips to Jamaica. Jessica is passionate about empowering students to grow as active citizens on their journeys of discovery and to create meaningful connections throughout our local and global communities.