Family Institute Workshops this Fall

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 11:03am

The Office of Children and Families is pleased to offer the following Family Institute workshops for parents this Fall:

Nothing I Do Works: A Parent’s Guide to Challenging Behaviors
The Pyramid Model is a comprehensive, research based approach that considers all of the factors that impact a child, family and a child's behavior. Learn how to help decrease negative behaviors from happening and/ or what to do when they do occur. Ask questions and leave with skills and resources that you can use immediately to help you feel more confident in your parenting. For children ages two to eight.
Wednesday, September 22
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Free Virtual Workshop, Register here


Brain Builders
Optimizing Your Infant’s Early Brain Development From Birth to 18 Months

Babies are primed to start learning from the day they are born! There is so much science available to help parents understand how to support their baby during this critical time in their development. Through this workshop, parents and caregivers will gain an understanding of their infant’s developing brain and how simple daily interactions and activities are the learning moments that support those brain connections. Learn more about how creating a secure attachment with your baby helps to create effective learning pathways. Explore the many resources in the community that will support your family on this developmental journey to help ensure that your baby starts off with a healthy and strong beginning. 

Wednesday, September 29

12:00 to 1:00 p.mFree Virtual Workshop, Register here


The Power of Play!

Ever wonder what your child is really doing while playing? What does it mean when they say, children learn through play? In the words of Albert Einstein, “play is the highest form of research.” Take a dive into the mind of the young child in this engaging workshop that will provide insight into why children must play, how play impacts child development, and learn what play should look like.

Thursday, October 7
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Free Virtual Workshop, Register 


Brain Builders
Optimizing Your Toddler’s Early Brain Development

Through this workshop, parents and caregivers will explore the ingredients for building a strong foundation of social and emotional skills during their child’s first three years. Learn about the exponential brain growth that occurs during this time period, look at the serve-and-return interactions that happen through play, and gain tips on how to stay positive when your toddler is exerting their ever growing sense of independence. Also, learn about the variety of community resources that will help you support young children during this stage.

Wednesday, October 13

12:00 to 1:00 p.mFree Virtual Workshop, Register here

Survival Guide for the Elementary Years
Changes occur with your child as they grow and develop in the elementary years. Children fluctuate between independence and dependence and the combination can bring a wide range of behavior issues and parental frustration. Learn to understand and how to help your 5 to 12 year old: 
- Set the stage to create positive situations for empowerment and pride 
- Develop consequences that work 
- Gain strategies to handle oppositional behaviors 
- Learn strategies for better homework habits

Tuesday, October 19

7:00 to 8:00 p.mFree Virtual Workshop, Register here