Parents Advocating, Understanding and Supporting Each other

For moms and female caregivers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing – in a retreat setting

REGISTRATION OPEN!

2019 P.A.U.S.E. retreats

New Braunfels: Feb 22-24, 2019 at TbarM resort TWO NIGHTS!
DFW: April 26 & 27, 2019

cost: $75.00 per night per person double occupancy (members)
($100 for non-members)


February PAUSE Retreat

Join us in New Braunfels for an overnight retreat workshop - or stay for both nights! A chance to learn, connect, share and go home feeling more confident, supported, inspired and renewed!

This retreat is Friday evening through Saturday noon - with an of staying a second night for more networking and connecting. $100/night per person (discount for members)

Tentative schedule:

Friday - check in, dinner, presentation, pampering, networking, breakout sessions
Saturday - breakfast, presentation, resources
Lunch and visiting on own in Gruene optional

2nd part
Saturday - dinner, networking, breakout sessions, activity
Sunday - breakfast, presentation/breakout sessions, goodbyes - Lunch on own

FLYER: Click on image or here for PDF

April PAUSE Retreat

Join us in Dallas for an overnight retreat workshop - A chance to learn, connect, share and go home feeling more confident, supported, inspired and renewed!

This retreat is Friday evening through Saturday noon $100 (discount for members)

Tentative schedule:

Friday - check in, dinner, presentation, pampering, networking, breakout sessions
Saturday - breakfast, presentation, resources
Lunch and visiting on own in Dallas optional

FLYER: Click on image or here for PDF

Member discounts, costs are per person per night – double occupancy
Includes catered meals, workshop, presentations, pampering and more!

You will register in two parts - complete a form and payment

REGISTRATION FORM: https://txhv.formstack.com/forms/pause


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Please look CAREFULLY at the item options below before paying!

  • Feb - first night only (member or non member) $100/75 members

  • Feb - BOTH nights (member or non member) $200/150 members
    or

  • April - one night only (member or non member) $100/75 members

If you need to pay by check or need to split payments or request a partial scholarship, email us at office@txhv.org please.

Every effort will be made to provide accommodations requested at least 10 days in advance of the event via the registration form. 



Thank y’all for planning and executing such a valuable retreat! The pampering was just what this weary mama needed. I also LOVED the access to other moms and women who are Deaf/HOH. Everything that was planned was phenomenal, I just left wanting more :)
— PAUSE 2018 Houston attendee

P.A.U.S.E. – A Marvelous Event Held in Texas for Moms of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children!

By Christine Moody, TX GBYS Program Coordinator
5/2014

Twenty-five moms gathered from four geographic regions and 19 different cities in Texas to ‘P.A.U.S.E’.  This newly coined acronym stands for Parents Advocating Understanding and Supporting Each other. After being on our wish list for many years, the TXH&V chapter and TXGBYS Program finally made this mom’s retreat a reality in April thanks to money provided by the Region 11 Educational Service Center.  GBYS Parent Guide and TXH&V Board Member, Tiffany Savage, was at the helm of this very special event that truly embodied all that our motto represents.  The environment and energy of the retreat were so special that as moms filled out their surveys at its conclusion, the most common phrases were, “We have to do this again” and “Let’s make it longer”. No one wanted to leave the supportive comradery of this special weekend.

The event was held at MD Resort in Aurora, Texas in a kind of bed and breakfast atmosphere complete with horses and other animals away from metropolitan areas.  Moms roomed together, shared meals together and bonded very quickly despite their varied backgrounds, ages of children, and approaches to raising their deaf or hard of hearing children.  After registration and getting settled in our rooms, we started with some fun ice breakers and took turns in the photo booth with some inspirational signs created by our participants.  This was followed by a delicious dinner and an engaging presentation by Dr. Rachel St. John entitled, “Things I’ve Learned From My Patients (…And Their Families)”. In the evening, we had a cupcake reception and moms broke into facilitated discussion groups for some honest and raw sharing and support. Meanwhile, moms took turns getting 10 minute chair massages from professionals in a private room. I think this was the toughest group these massage therapists had ever encountered at one time with all of the knots in the shoulders of our stressed out moms. Some moms stayed up into the early morning hours chatting.

The next morning we shared a wonderful breakfast and an informative presentation from our own Lisa Crawford, “What Works for Your Child Is What Makes the Choice Right! But How Do Parents Know What’s Working?”  Moms left wanting more, but I think the length and content of this event was just right to give these amazing moms a much needed P.A.U.S.E. from their very important everyday roles.