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Our Mission

"Resilient Parent, Resilient Child" is a free program series offered to all families.  The purposes of the series are: (1)  to support parents with resources and information, (2) to connect parents to one another for support; and (3) to build resiliency in our community so that families thrive.  



Our Team

This series has largely been made possible due to the Natick Public Schools, and Principal Rose Bertucci of the Natick High School, who have offered to host all programs at the new NHS building.  The program series schedule has been put together by a team of volunteers and community representatives, with thanks to the following:


Rose Bertucci, NHS Principal

Tim Collins, Natick Public Schools Athletic Director

Rosemary Driscoll, President, Natick Education Foundation (NEF)

Jane Boyle, President, NHS PTSO

Katie Sugarman, Natick Together for Youth (NTY)

Karen Fossett, Program Director, SPARK Kindness, Inc.

Christine Guthery, President, SPARK Kindness, Inc.



Our Sponsors

The Resilient Parent, Resilient Child program series has been made possible by our co-sponsors.  

  • Natick Education Foundation (NEF) has generously agreed to donate funds to support the 2014-15 Resilient Parent, Resilient Child" speaker series.  Their support has enabled us to expand the programming that we can offer to parents and the communuity.  The NEF website is HERE.

  • Charles River Rotary Club held a fundrasing event in June 2013 called "Scoopapalooza."  It was an all you can eat ice cream festival, and the proceeds from this successful event have supported our speaker fees and outreach.  

  • In addition, Natick Together for Youth (NTY), a broad based community organization supporting resilent and healthy youth, has generously  donated funds to support speakers fees.  

  • We are truly grateful for this support.  Thank you also to SPARK Kindness and Roots & Wings Healing Arts Center for support of the programs.

Our Supporters

Thank you also to the following supporters:


Bacon Free Library

Conversations that Matter, Karen Fossett, Director

Energy Fitness of Natick

Family Resources of Natick (FRN)

Future Ready Initiative of the Natick Public Schools

Morse Institute Library

Natick Education Foundation (NEF)

Natick High School PTSO

Natick Human Services & Council on Aging

Natick/Metrowest Anti-Bullying Coalition

Natick Special Eduation Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC)

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

The Tobin School


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