URSTRONG Blog

There’s lots of exciting things happening at URSTRONG! We love sharing our key milestones as we work towards our goal of bringing friendship skills to children from all corners of the world.

Helping Kids Find Their Brave

Overview What does anxiety look like for children, tweens, & teens during a pandemic? In this interview, we tap into the brilliant mind of Karen Young, Anxiety Expert. Learn where…

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Keeping Kids Connected

URSTRONG launches a Virtual Classroom for Kids Around the Globe During this uneasy time, our primary goal is: Keeping Kids Connected. Research shows us that social connection is the most…

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URSTRONG Update: COVID-19

  To our URSTRONG Community,Like many of you, we’ve been closely monitoring the developing COVID-19 outbreak over the past month.  We’ve been working with a number of our URSTRONG Schools who…

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PODCAST: Dana Answers Common Questions from Kids

Overview What if someone is following me around? What do I do if a friend keeps stealing another friend away from me? What if someone is always rude to me…

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PODCAST: Dana Shares Tips on Helping Kids feel: SAFE, SEEN, BELONG

Overview How can we help kids feel safe? How do we help them feel seen and heard? And, how do we help them feel a sense of belonging? In this episode…

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Webinar for Educators: What is a URSTRONG School?

Overview Want to listen in on a webinar that Dana hosted for educators? Explicitly teaching children how to develop healthy friendships and manage conflict in a positive way is at…

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PODCAST: Helping Children Build Friendship Skills

Overview Want to listen in on a webinar that Dana hosted for parents? In this webinar, Dana Kerford shared what she’s learned from 10 years devoted to studying childhood friendships…

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New Initiatives for 2020

Oh! The Places You’ll Go! After 10 years devoting our lives to childhood friendships, we continue to grow and expand. We have one overarching goal at URSTRONG: To empower as…

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Are you our next Sydney Presenter?

One week left to apply – Deadline: Monday 21 October 2019 We are looking for the next superstar educator to join our team of Licensed Presenters in Sydney, Australia. We…

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Creatable World: Making Play More Inclusive

In 2016, Michael and I were invited by Jess Weiner to the White House to attend an exclusive conference on gender equality. The leading toy manufacturing companies in the world were there like LEGO,…

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PODCAST: Daniel Sandral of MLC School Shares Importance of Friendship Skills in Schools

Overview Why are relationships so important in schools? How do friendship issues impact learning? How can parents and teachers work together to empower kids to “bounce forward”?  As the Head…

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Friendship Summit 2019 Inspires Educators from Around Australia

“The best education conference I’ve ever attended!”   URSTRONG celebrated 10 years devoted to childhood friendships by launching an education conference focused entirely on building connections in schools. The Friendship…

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