Kids with BFRBs don't have to feel alone.
Kid Hangouts are intended for ages 7-13.
What if kids had a space to be themselves, BFRB and all?
Kid Hangouts were created by experts who know the struggle of being a kid with a BFRB.
Our peer coach fosters a space that allows kids to be themselves, and meet other kids with BFRBs.
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A Peer Coach who gets it.
Gessie Perez is a dedicated advocate for BFRBs and is passionate about working with children. She has had Trichotillomania since the age of 11.
Since 2019, Gessie has worked as a respite care worker for children with autism. For six years she taught religious education classes for kids at her church. In 2019, Gessie started her "Trichster Sisters" program, in which she sent care packages to young girls with trich and serves as a mentor to them. She wrote a memoir, "Triumphant Trichster" as well as a book for kids, "A Trichy Situation," both published in 2022. She is excited to join the HabitAware team as a peer coach!
Kids aren't the only ones who need support.
For the kids to introduce themselves with.
To give the kids the opportunity to get to know each other.
Having a BFRB is draining. Hangouts let kids just be!
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"Having real live support with parents going through the same journey is invaluable. [The Peer Coach] led the group with knowledge and grace."
"I was in a place where I needed support from people that understand the emotions and concerns I have. I needed to not feel so alone. Having this place, the Parent Huddle, to share feelings and experiences is worth it’s weight in gold."
"The Parent Huddles is a safe place where parents can find support and connection with one another, and resources."
Keen Bracelets aren't required, but they are recommended!
Can you afford to skip a Kid's Hangout?
Body-focused repetitive behaviors take so much from a kid's childhood. Worries about people asking about their hair, skin, and nails, cause children to hold back in fear of rejection. That's why kids deserve to have a space where they can be certain they won't be rejected for their BFRB.
Kid Hangouts give kids a place to be themselves, BFRB and all. It shows the children that they can be loved and appreciated, even with a BFRB. It shows them that there are so many other cool and interesting kids out there, who have BFRBs just like them. It lets them know, through the Peer Coach, that BFRB management does get better.
Kid Hangouts shatter shame, fuel confidence, and let your kid know that they aren't alone.
Kid Hangouts will be recorded and shared to purchasers who can't attend, as long as we have the consent of all parents of the children attending.