Positive Solutions for Families

This year, Child Development, Inc. will be conducting a  3-week parent education program called Positive Solutions for Families*. 

The goal of this evidenced-based, parent training is designed to promote positive and effective parenting behaviors which will in turn promote children’s social and emotional development and address the challenging behavior and mental health needs of children in Head Start and child care programs.

Throughout this parent education program participants will learn how to promote children’s social and emotional skills, understand their problem behaviors, and use positive approaches to help children learn appropriate behavior.  These sessions will give parents with general information on key strategies that may be used with all children; however sessions are not designed to offer parents specific advice for their child’s individual issues.  At the conclusion of the 3-week program, parents will be offered a routine guide that  provides advice for supporting their children across common family routines.

This parent education program is made possible with funding from the Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program.

Session 1 will focus on building relationships, quality time, positive comments, and encouragement.  We will also learn that “play” can be a powerful parenting practice by supporting the development of friendships, skills and encouraging positive behavior.

Session 2 focuses on determining the meaning of behavior, making expectations clears, and developing and teaching children household rules. Emotional vocabulary, problem solving, managing anger and  handling disappointmentn will be worked on too.

Session 3 will continue with problem solving while focusing on developing strategies to promote positive behavior, handling challenging behavior and everyday routines.

Our hope is hold the first session sometime in November with the final session ending in early to mid-December (weather permitting).  Locations and actual dates to announced soon.

This program is open to parents of children enrolled in Child Development centers, as well as any parent within Schuylkill County. Dates times and locations for the sessions are listed below.

2:00-4:00 PM
  Fountain Springs
6:00-8:00 PM
  Mahanoy City
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Session 1 May 7, 2015   April 29, 2015   May 6, 2015
Session 2 May 14, 2015   May 6, 2015   May 13, 2015
Session 3 May 21, 2015   May 13, 2015   May 20, 2015
5:30 – 7:30 PM
1:30 – 3:30 PM
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Session 1 May 6, 2015   April 28, 2015   May 5, 2015
Session 2 May 13, 2015   May 5, 2015   May 12, 2015
Session 3 May 20, 2015   May 12, 2015   May 19, 2015

Positive Solutions for Families is made possible through a grant from Schuylkill County Drug & Alcohol.






















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