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This EdNet Forum took place on ​Thursday, March 17th, 7:30-9:00 am PST

See the Presentation here

The Community of Mindful Parenting aspires to empower families to become more mindful and compassionate. They are a multigenerational, multicultural and fully inclusive community that strives to nurture powerful relationships between parents/caregivers and their children. Their Listening Mothers™ and Finding Calm classes explore the relationship between caregiver and child through a lens of self compassion.


March 17 Program:

Community of Mindful Parenting/Community of Mindful Families  

  • Mindful Practice/meditation - Foxy
  • Vision of Community of Mindful Families -life long wellbeing -  Kelly and Yaffa
  • Philosophy and Science of our programs:
    • ParentCare - Kelly
    • Listening Mothers/Finding Calm - Yaffa
  • Experience Facilitating 
    • Foxy- at Odessa Brown
    • Elizabeth - The importance of mental health for parenting from a medical perspective
  • Closing Mindful Practice meditation - Foxy/Elizabeth

Information shared during presentation:

Slideshow from Presentation

Community of Mindful Families slide deck

Community of Mindful Families

Parent CARE slide deck

Live Parent Care


Yaffa Maritz is a co-founder of Listening Mothers and clinical director of both Listening Mothers™ and Reflective Parenting, two research-based parenting programs. She is founder and director of the Community of Mindful Parenting.

Yaffa was born and trained in Israel as a clinical social worker. She is also a licensed mental health counselor with advanced training in infant mental health. She is a licensed Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) facilitator and certified Mindful Meditation Teacher. She is an advocate for the well-being of children and their families and serves on several local and national boards that promote this agenda, including the Governor’s Commission for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Yaffa believes that by supporting parents and creating nurturing communities for them, we can set the foundation for the positive growth of children’s social, emotional, and mental health.


Elizabeth Lin MD, is a family medicine physician, a clinical professor at University of Washington School of Medicine, and a certified teacher for both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) programs. She has had a daily meditation practice for about 30 years.

Elizabeth is passionate about bringing scientifically proven mindfulness, compassion, and parenting programs to people from diverse backgrounds. Over the past 10 years, witnessing the transformative experiences of participants in her classes has inspired Elizabeth to continue teaching these courses and facilitate growth and blossoming in the participants.

Elizabeth is looking forward to working with parents of babies and young children to build a secure loving foundation for lifelong growth and nurturing.


Foxy Davison, daughter of Angela Collins, granddaughter of Barbra Brown, and great-granddaughter of Thelma Delespine is a momma of 3 amazing kids and wife of one incredible husband.

She is an educator and activist, serving as community coordinator for the Metropolitan Seattle Sickle Cell Task Force and community outreach coordinator for the Progress House Work Release.

Foxy helps facilitate mindfulness sessions through Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and is excited to facilitate Finding Calm classes for the Community of Mindful Parenting.

Dr. Kelly Moore has worked in the field of adolescent and family mental health for over 25 years. As the Director of Counseling and Learning Support she developed social emotional curriculum for grades 5-12, a robust parent education program and a well-being curriculum for faculty and staff. She has always been passionate about her work with parents -- seeing first hand that boosting the well-being of parents and  caretakers is the most effective way of supporting children and teens. She has worked with parents, staff and faculty from countless schools and Universities and is currently the Scholar in Residence for Well-being at Eastside Preparatory School in Kirkland, WA. She is the co-founder of Community of Mindful Families, a multi-generational and multi-cultural community dedicated to mindfulness and compassion. She received her bachelor's degree from Occidental College, her masters in clinical social work from University of Southern California and her doctorate in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Kelly and her husband Gary are the parents of two young adult children and currently reside in Bend, Oregon.



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