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August 22, 2018

Broadreach to offer free Active Parenting Classes in Knox and Waldo Counties this September

Active Parenting, First Five Years  & Active Parenting 4th Edition are programs being offered by Broadreach Family & Community Services to support parents with the challenges of raising children in a demanding world.  Parents will learn how to build stronger bonds with their children, learn about brain development, how to encourage positive behavior and prepare their children for school. They will also learn nonviolent discipline techniques that work and how to have conversations around difficult topics with older children. These courses are free of charge. A light meal and childcare are also available.

Knox County Classes being offered through a collaboration with the Jackson Memorial Library in St. George:

Active Parenting First Five Years classes are a series of 2 hour classes, one per week for four weeks and begin September 18th through October 9th.- 5:30 to 7:30p. These courses are geared toward parents of children through age 5.

Active Parenting 4th Ed classes are a series of 2 hour classes, one per week for six weeks and classes begin October 16th through November 20th – 5:30 to 7:30p These courses are geared toward parents of children ages 5 through 12.

 

Waldo County Classes being offered through a collaboration with Waldo CAP Head Start in Belfast:

Active Parenting First Five Years classes are a series of 2 hour classes, one per week for four weeks and begin September 10th through October 1st  from 5:30p to 7:30p.  These courses are geared toward parents of children through age 5.

Active Parenting 4th Ed classes are a series of 2 hour classes, one per week for 6 weeks and begin October 15th through November 5th & November 19th and 26th from 5:30p  to 7:30p. These courses are geared toward parents of children ages 5 through 12.

Broadreach is the representative of the Child Abuse & Neglect (CAN) Prevention Council of Maine for Knox and Waldo Counties, delivering programs supported by the Department of Health & Human Services and Maine Children’s Trust. Broadreach Family & Community Services has been making a critical difference in the lives of area children and families since 1983.  Each year over 2,000 families with children benefit from the agency’s quality education and support programs. Broadreach has over a quarter of a century expertise in delivering parenting education, family support, early childhood education and family literacy programming. Other provided parent education options include the Kids First Program, and the Nurturing Fathers Program.

If you would like to register for Active Parenting classes, or learn more about our parent education offerings, please call Helen Rogers at 207-338-6675, 207-930-9445 or e-mail hrogers@brmaine.org.

 

January 18, 2017

Broadreach to offer free Active Parenting Education Program

Most parents would like their children to learn to be respectful; to follow family rules; to help out at home; and to succeed in school. Active Parenting, 4th Edition, offered by Broadreach Family & Community Services supports parents of children ages 5 – 12, to help their children meet those goals.  Active Parenting 4th Edition, classes will be held in Belfast on Wednesday, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, March 1st, & 8th at the Belfast YMCA. Classes will be held from 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm. This FREE program offers 6 two-hour sessions, childcare and food will be provided at no cost to the participants.

Active Parenting 4th Edition is a video-based education program targeted to parents and caregivers of children ages 5 – 12, 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 responsible children, who are able to resist negative peer pressure.  Over the course of the six session, parents/caregivers will learn non-violent discipline techniques, plus effective communication and encouragement skills, to build a solid foundation for the upcoming teen years.

This parent class will be open to all parents and caregivers of children ages 5 to 12 and child care 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.

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 2,000 families with children benefit from the agency’s quality education and support programs.  Broadreach has over a quarter of a century expertise in delivering parenting education, family support, early childhood education and family literacy programming. Other provided parent education options include Kids First Program, Active Parenting First Five Years, and the Nurturing Fathers Program.

If you would like to learn how to register for Active Parenting 4th Edition, or learn more about our parent education offerings, please call Janna Swift at 207-338-6675 or e-mail jswift@brmaine.org.