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We enjoy partnering with other on-site practitioners and neighboring businesses to create various events for clients and for the wider community.  Participating in downtown activities, such as First Friday Art Walk and the Parade of Lights is a wonderful aspect of being located right on Main Street!  See below to find out what is currently happening!

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Louisville Family Center Events

SENG Parent Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted/2e Children
What: 6-weeks Guided Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted/2e children
When: Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm. April 6th, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11th. Optional in-person weekend coffee date for parents and family potluck, dates TBD.
Where: Online
Co-Facilitators: Marni Kammersell, M.A. and Christy Lochary, LMFT
Cost: $240 per person/couple.  Scholarships are available.

All participants need to order the book, A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by James Webb, et. al.

Do you have a child that is highly curious? Perhaps they master new things quickly or show an unusually intense focus in their areas of interest? Or maybe a child who is particularly emotionally sensitive? Intensity, sensitivity, perfectionism, and asynchronous development are just a few of the traits gifted children can share.

Gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) children have unique needs, and parenting these children can be a lonely experience. Join us for an eight week discussion group about parenting and working with gifted and 2e children. This group will be offered in an online format but is intended to form community for those in Colorado. We hope to host an informal in-person potluck in Louisville, CO to celebrate our connections after the last discussion group meeting.

Our SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Model Parent Group (SMPG) will provide an opportunity for parents of gifted children to discuss the joys and challenges of raising gifted children and to share techniques and approaches to parenting, with the help of trained facilitators. You will connect with other parents who have had similar experiences, while gaining a deeper understanding of your child’s needs and experiences. As facilitators, we will not be lecturing and teaching (we offer workshops for this!), but rather guiding and holding space to create a safe environment for parents to share their successes, concerns and difficulties. Confirmation of giftedness is not required to participate.

Click the link below to register, you will be contacted shortly to confirm your registration. We look forward to meeting with you soon!


What is SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted)?
SENG is a nonprofit network of people who guide gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional individuals to reach their goals intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

What is a SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG)?

SMPG workshops meet weekly for 8-10 weeks and are structured around A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward Amend, and Arlene DeVries. SMPG workshops meet weekly for 8-10 weeks and are structured around A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward Amend, and Arlene DeVries. SENG Model Parent Group bring together 10-20 parents of gifted and talented children to discuss such topics as motivation, discipline, stress management, and peer relationships. The co-facilitators of these groups are knowledgeable about parenting and educating gifted children. However, they do not attempt to give expert advice. Instead, their facilitation provides a nonjudgmental and nurturing atmosphere. Additionally, the other participating parents are themselves a rich resource of information.

The above information was retrieved from: http://www.sengifted.org

About the Facilitators:

Marni Kammersell is a long time home educator for her three three gifted, creative, and neurodiverse children. She offers homeschool consulting services to help others individualize education for their own families. Marni also serves as an advisory board member to the Patchwork School, a democratic school in Louisville, CO. She has a Master’s degree in public policy, focusing on the areas of alternative education and health policy. Marni previously worked as a science policy analyst for the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Medicine. Marni is passionate about the value of self-directed learning and changing society to be more inclusive and supportive of neurodivergent people. She is a certified SENG group facilitator. www.nurturingneurodiversity.com

Christy Lochary has been working with families and children since 2008. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, practicing play therapy and animal assisted therapy. She works with children, parents, individuals and adolescents. She enjoys creating an authentic environment where people can show up exactly as they are. Christy has a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University. Christy is also a wife and mother, which has stretched her in ways no amount of training or education could! Christy’s therapeutic work with gifted children and their families led her to become a certified SENG group facilitator.  www.louisvillefamilycenter.com

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