Parents for Parents, a support group for family members of people with special needs, will hold its next meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Connections North Center at 10825 Bennett Road (Route 60) in Dunkirk.
This month's meeting will focus on bullying. Do you know if your child is being bullied? Do you know what to do if your child is bullied or becomes a bully? Know the facts. Come and learn about bullying behavior and what you as a parent can do to help prevent bullying at school, at home and in the community.
In addition to the workshop on bullying, Michael Tobio from Chautauqua Opportunities will be on hand to start a program for fathers. Fathers and male caregivers are encouraged to attend the meeting and learn a project to do with their children. All materials and instructions will be provided in the "man cave."
Parents, caregivers and all who support individuals with challenging behaviors are encouraged to come to this workshop and support group. The regular parent support meeting will follow the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.
Parents for Parents is a monthly parent/caregiver support group organized by The Resource Center and Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. The group, directed by a licensed master social worker, connects and supports families of individuals with special needs. The group offers support, information, speakers and presentations on topics pertaining to parents and caregivers in Chautauqua County. This is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to come together to discuss common triumphs, challenges, issues and concerns.
There also is a Jamestown parent support group that meets the first Wednesday of each month at TRC's administrative offices, located at 200 Dunham Ave.
New members are always welcome to join Parents for Parents. Meetings are free. Parents desiring assistance with child care, respite or transportation should phone in advance to make arrangements. Those planning to attend are asked to call ahead so that organizers can have enough refreshments and children's activities on hand. For more information, phone 661-1421 for the Jamestown meeting or 366-5661, Ext. 226, for the Dunkirk meeting.