Prevention Works plans free of charge parenting program

“Active Parenting” for parents of children between the ages of 5 and 12 is being offered from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 18, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 through Zoom video meeting software.

The training is offered through a grant from the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and a partnership between Prevention Works and the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County.

“Active Parenting” Fourth Edition from Active Parenting Publishers, is an evidence-based video and discussion program. The program considers child development and parenting in terms of the age/stage of the child within the perspective of varied nuclear families and vignettes representative of diverse cultures. “Active Parenting” addresses how parents can raise children who are prepared to meet the challenges of their teen years, resist negative peer pressure and thrive in the 21st century. The program includes the workings of the developing child/adolescent brain, handling anger, what parents can do to help their child succeed in school (Seven Smart Strategies) and the importance of contributing to the family via chores. Parents learn positive, non-violent discipline techniques so they can avoid power struggles.

The basis for the parenting program is to create an environment and an experience that permits parents to evaluate their own beliefs and to consciously make personal changes and to do it in a non-threatening confidence building way.

To register, call Kathleen Colby, director of program services, at 664-3608, ext. 226, or email kjcolby@preventionworks.us. The link to the Zoom training will provided.


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