A young boy from MCMC's Great N Small Day Care shares a high five with Poffer and Dr. Ann Corwin.

A young boy from MCMC’s Great N Small Day Care shares a high five with Poffer and Dr. Ann Corwin.

Increasing our children’s emotional literacy just may be that missing piece that we have all been looking for.  YOUTHTHINK has partnered with Dr. Ann Corwin and Karin Lombardo in bringing Pocket Full of Feelings to the Columbia Gorge area.  Corwin and Lombardo selected The Dalles as their pilot community to kick off their novel approach to raising awareness of emotional literacy.  They have developed a fun and easy to understand tool kit, “Pocket Full of Feelings” or Pff to help facilitate the process.

Corwin and Poffer made the rounds this last week visiting many of the sites, people and organizations that have begun to incorporate Pff into their work.  One of the highlights of the visit was a special field trip to film staff and children at MCMC’s Great N Small Day Care Center.  It was very gratifying to see how Great N Small’s staff had taken the Pff process and really incorporated it into their daily routine.

Stay tuned for more great news about Dr. Ann’s and Poffers visit as well as video shorts of the Pff process in action.  For more information on Pff go to http://www.pocketfulloffeelings.com/pages/how-it-works