December 14, 2010

Active Parenting Now Coming to Rockland

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vicky @ 10:08 am

Broadreach Family & Community Services has announced that Active Parenting Now classes will begin in Rockland on Tuesday January 4th at the Rockland District Middle School. Classes will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm. This new curriculum offers 6 two-hour sessions and has been shown to improve parents’ confidence and ability.

Active Parenting Now is a video-based education program targeted to parents of 5 to 12-year-olds who want to improve their parenting skills. Class material promotes mutual respect among family members within a democratically run family. The program teaches parents how to raise a child by using encouragement, building the child’s self-esteem, and creating a relationship with the child based upon active listening, honest communication, and problem solving. It also teaches parents to use natural and logical consequences to reduce irresponsible and unacceptable behaviors.

These parent classes will be open to all parents and childcare will be provided during class. Because of grant funds awarded by the Maine Children’s Trust, there will be no cost for parents who want to participate. Pre-registration is required and enrollment will be limited.

Broadreach provides a variety of services to young parents and their children in Waldo and Knox Counties. Broadreach services have been making a critical difference in the lives of area children and families since 1983. Each year over 2000 families with children benefit from the agency’s quality education and support programs. Broadreach has over a quarter of century expertise in delivering parenting education, family support, early childhood education and family literacy programming. Other provided parent education options include Kids First, Guiding Good Choices, and the Nurturing Fathers Program.

If you would like to learn how to register for Active Parenting Now, or learn more about our parent education offerings, please call Patrick Walsh at 207-338-2200 ext 109 or e-mail pwalsh@brmaine.org.

December 10, 2010

RASA is accepting registrations for Winter Session

Filed under: Teens — Vicky @ 2:11 pm

The snow is rolling in and so is a new RASA session. Winter session starts January 10th and if you are interested in making things with your hands, learning new things or meeting new friends, there is a program for you.

Program offerings include glee club, movie making, painting and fun! Visit www.youthlinksonline.org/RASA for an online catalog and registration form or call 594-2221. Program space is limited. Registration is recommended by December 17th.

For more information concerning the Rockland After-School Alliance, please call Amie Hutchison, RASA Project Coordinator, at Youthlinks: 594-2221. RASA is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services offered in collaboration with RSU 13 supported by a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant from the Maine Department of Education. Broadreach Family & Community Services is a non-profit organization that has been serving the children and families of Waldo and Knox Counties since 1983. For more information on Broadreach programs and services visit www.broadreachmaine.org
Contact: Amie Hutchison, 594-2221