VIRTUAL: Communication Skills and Practices When Feeling Overwhelmed| 8-9:30

10/17/2020 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM PT



This workshop is meeting virtually during shelter-in-place, as part of our Coronavirus curtailment response.
Please register in advance to receive phone and video conference access information.

Communication Skills and Practices When Feeling Overwhelmed and Without Sufficient Support with Nancy Kahn

If you find yourself with reduced childcare support during this pandemic, are parenting alone, and/or are looking for practices and tools to attend to your overwhelm and your own needs while communicating with care with your children, join us for this informative workshop. Your needs matter!

The facilitator Nancy Kahn, will share practices that are grounded in Self Compassion and Nonviolent Communication (NVC). You will be guided to more efficiently identify your own needs and express them with more agency. Resources on effective communication and NVC parenting will be provided.


Our Family Coalition recognizes that stress and emotions can be running high for parents while sheltering in place amidst COVID19. We invited a skilled facilitator and committed ally, Nancy Kahn, to conduct a workshop especially designed to support the communication and connection between adult members of households who might be struggling while facing greater unknowns in tighter quarters. Nancy Kahn is excited to share space and skills for mediating and negotiating towards greater ease in relationships during this trying time. 

Nancy Kahn brings a combination of more than 20 years experience in training, facilitation, coaching, mediation and consulting, locally, nationally and internationally in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Across Differences. She held leadership roles for Bay Area Nonviolent Communication from 2000-2016, and was founder and Executive Director of Mission Dignity, A Youth-led Center College and Career Education Center. She brings decades of leadership, nonprofit management, and program development experience to her training, coaching, facilitation and consulting practice, Across Differences Institute and Consultancy; and is a Partner with Compass Narratives (

In allyship with the LGBTQ+ community, she created and facilitated a yearlong program, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) for Women in Relationship With Women, which ran for two consecutive years; conducted formal mediations across the intersectionality of gender and race for organizations and individuals; collaborated and co-facilitated with colleagues with content expertise in gender sensitivity; consulted with Old Lesbians Organizing for Change; designed and facilitated 7 days of public workshops in San Paulo Brazil for two consecutive years for Ssexbbox's international 14 day Conference to address the needs of the LBGTQ+ community in Brazil and to advocate for the end to violence against trans community; formerly consulted with Diversitybboxx, an international LGBTQ+ consulting firm; and she currently maintains a large private caseload of families that include same sex partnerships, poly, polycules, and more. Nancy identifies as a cisgender woman of color, as a transracial adoptee, and uses she/her/ hers pronouns.


Saturday, October 17, 2020  •  8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Taking place virtually via secure Zoom phone and video conference.

Register using the link above and we'll contact you with the secure telehealth conference call phone number and video link URL. To be sure to allow us enough time to get back to you with the contact information, please register as early as possible. Our Zoom video and audio conferencing are HIPAA-compliant and preserve the security and confidentiality of all our participants to the highest standards possible. [Further information about Zoom meeting HIPAA compliance here.]

Please contact our East Bay Family Programs Coordinator, Drew Lakhardt, at with any questions.


We strive to make our programs accessible to all families. Please register for accommodations that would help your family participate to the fullest (e.g. ASL interpreter, translated materials, childcare providers experienced with kids with disabilities, large print materials, gluten-free food options, etc.). If registering within 48 hours of the event, please call 415-981-1960 to ensure receipt of your request. This event is free for all event attendees. Please consider making a financial donation to Our Family Coalition.