Speaker

Rebecca Lemanski, MSW
Program Manager of Parenting Support Services

Ms. Lemanski began her career at Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI) in 2005 as a Parent Educator for Parenting Support Services, a community-based program for parents/caregivers designed to promote higher family functioning, increase attachment between parent and child and teach positive discipline strategies. Over the last 5 years, Ms. Lemanski has also taken on administrative and programmatic responsibility for the program.

In 2017, Ms. Lemanski was promoted to Program Manager of Parenting Support Services at CHCI. She is certified in two evidence-based parent education models that are used successfully around the world; Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) and Circle of Security Parenting. Ms. Lemanski brings over 12+ years of community education and family development experience with her. She has worked with hundreds of parents that have been impacted by severe trauma, such as damaging childhoods, intimate partner violence, custody disputes, addiction/recovery, mental illness and children with developmental delays. Ms. Lemanski is dedicated to empowering others with tools that encourage, inspire and promote resiliency – tools that she practices and applies in her own life to make being a working single mom a little easier, more effective and more fun!

Additionally, Ms. Lemanski serves on the Nellie Mae Community Engagement Committee in Middletown, CT, to help develop systems grounded in equity, diversity and inclusion. She is also an active member of CT-PEN (Connecticut Parent Educators Network), NASW (National Association of Social Workers) and LGH (Leadership Greater Harford).

Ms. Lemanski holds a Masters in Social Work Administration from UConn School of Social Work and a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education (K-6) from Central Connecticut State University. She also holds a Connecticut Parenting Educator Credential. Ms. Lemanski lives in Connecticut with her 12 year-old son and during her free time, enjoys reading, spinning, lifting weights, Zumba and traveling with her son. She not only encourages other parents to be a ‘good enough’ parent, she practices this herself.