If you run a clinic or a shelter, or are a health care practitioner, Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or teacher, or are otherwise working with children who experience stress for any reason, and are interested in partnering with us, we would love to hear from you and provide you with resources. We are especially interested in studying the effects of the Butterfly project and garnering feedback to make it more effective.
We are always looking for expert volunteer translators. We are completing the languages on an as-available basis. Our current understanding of the language, based on Santa Clara County English learners, is that the language need will be as follows [Data Source: State of California Department of Education, California Basic Educational Data System. http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/. Retrieved 08/13/08]:
- Spanish – 66.6%
- Vietnamese – 11.9%
- Tagalog – 3.3%
- Mandarin – 3.3%
- Cantonese – 1.7%
- Korean – 1.6%
- Punjabi – 1.3%
- Japanese – 1.2%
- Khmer (Cambodian) – 0.7%
- Farsi (Persian) – 0.6%
Service Learning for TeensWe have drafted a potential service learning opportunity suitable for teachers to work with teens that may wish to teach younger children, in association with their homeroom teachers. Click here for a PDF draft and contact Tina Shetaya via our contact page, for details, if this opportunity is of interest.
Partnership is a key pillar in the methodology we follow, as social entrepreneurs. We welcome caring adults as partners from all areas of the helping professions, including teachers, health care providers, social services, and anyone else who'd be interested in helping children cope more effectively with stress.
We have taken the Breathing Butterfly into schools, and shared it on cancer walks with parents and healing professionals. We've taken it to the East Coast, and taught Lasallian Volunteers how to share it with the youths they mentor. We're always open to new ways of getting the word out. If you are interested in partnering with us, we would love to hear from you. We are especially interested in studying the effects of the Butterfly project and garnering feedback to make it more effective.