Parenting Teens Class – HopeSpoke

HopeSpoke is now enrolling for an Active Parenting Class for Parents of Teens beginning May 23rd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The class will be held every Monday through June 27th. The cost of the course is $40; however, this fee can be reduced significantly reduced dependent upon financial circumstances. A workbook/parent’s guide is included. If all 6 sessions are attended by the participant, a $25 gift card incentive is offered. If interested please contact your child’s school counselor.

Hop, SCIP, Jump and Run Event, May 10, Antelope Park

Registration is now open for School Community Intervention & Prevention’s (SCIP) annual fundraiser, “Hop, SCIP, Jump and RUN”. This year’s event will include food, music and booths offering a variety of activities for both children and adults. Children and adults of all ages can register to participate in a 1-mile Fun Run, with prizes for the top three finishers. All attendees will be eligible for other prize drawings by visiting a minimum number of booths. Proceeds will benefit SCIP, a program of Lincoln Medical Education Partnership.
For additional information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact Michaela Emmons at 402-327-6843 or go to

Social Media and Mental Health

Recently our Schoo PTSO meeting included a presentation on the possible connection between the growing use of social media and increased mental health concerns among adolescents. At our meeting we watched a video from a previous SCIP presentation on that topic. Though there is no hard and fast proof that there is causation between social media use and an increase in depression and suicide attempts among adolescents, there does appear to be some sort of association.

Watch the SCIP video here.

HopeSpoke Parenting Classes


Funding through the Community Health Endowment has allowed for HopeSpoke to offer three different Active Parenting Classes for parents specific to their child’s age: Parents of 0-5 Year Olds, Parents of 5-12 Year Olds, and Parents of Teens. The Active Parenting Model is evidenced based with over 20 years of research. Anyone is welcome to participate! Classes include information on reactive vs. proactive parenting, communication, non-violent discipline methods, bonding and attachment, school preparedness, and much more. Each course is offered on a quarterly basis at varying times. Classes are 4 or 6 weeks in duration and meet once per week for 2 hours. The cost per course is $40; however, dependent upon financial status a reduced rate is possible. Participants will receive a parent’s guide and/or workbook, snacks at each class, and an incentive for completing the course. For additional information please contact our office via phone or email

Community Awareness Series: Promoting Healthy Behaviors

Community Awareness Series: Promoting Healthy Behaviors

Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30 pm8:00 pm
Lincoln Northeast High School

Topic: High in Plain Sight: Preventing Youth Substance Use

Presentation by Jermaine Galloway aka “Tall Cop Says Stop”

Our youth are our future’s greatest asset. Schools, parents, caregivers and communities all play a role in providing supportive pathways for our youth as they navigate childhood and adolescence. SCIP (School Community Intervention and Prevention) is partnering with Lincoln Public Schools, Bryan Independence Center and the Lancaster Prevention Coalition to put on a series of valuable presentations about how to support the health and well-being of our community’s youth. These events are open to parents, students, school professionals and community members.

Camp Erin – Mourning Hope

2019 Camp Erin Lincoln

September 20-22

Carol Joy Holling Camp

Ashland, Nebraska

The Mourning Hope Grief Center is now accepting
applications for the 2019 Camp Erin® Lincoln!
Camp Erin Lincoln is a free, weekend-long, overnight bereavement camp for youth who are grieving the death of a significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Facilitated by professional staff and trained volunteers from the Mourning Hope Grief Center, campers are provided a safe environment to explore
their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.
Click HERE for application.