Parenting classes offered at Hope Restored

Category: Basic Money Management Published: Sunday, 04 January 2015 Written by Admin

The program is Systemic Training for Effective Parenting and the three classes are on Sundays, Jan. 11, 18 and 25 from 2:30-3:30 pm Those who attend all three classes will receive a certificate of completion, which Power said is acceptable as proof of taking the course as ordered by the courts or through legal agreements. However, the classes are for anyone involved in the parenting of children.

There are many kinds of family situations where parenting is done by more than the traditional couples and Power has experience with them all.

Couples, moms living with grandparents, same sex partnerships, co-parenting, parents who were court-ordered post divorce are a few examples according to Power. The goal for all involved is the same, focusing on modeling, communication, respect and encouragement to better parent children.

Basically, what we want to do is build a strong, positive relationship with children. This material is applicable to parents with children of all ages, she said. This curriculum really identifies the objects in the childrens misbehavior and helps teach parents different ways to respond. In turn, that changes the overall interaction.

The rewards of parenting can far outweigh the challenges, she said, stressing her dedication to healthy parenting. Im willing to work with anyone who will work with me and I will work just as hard as they do.

Hope Restored director Jacqueline Robinson said the center offers several other classes and meetings which are also free. They include: Basic Money Management, 10-11:30 am first Saturday of the month; Narcotics Anonymous, 1-2 pm Sundays; and grief support group, 2:30-3:30 pm the first Sunday of the month.

Hope Restored opened in May 2013 across from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, at 3906 DeSiard St. The centers creation was spearheaded by Reveille United Methodist Church and the Rev. Marcelle Crow. It offers assistance and counseling with life issues such as addiction, homelessness, parenting and substance abuse.

What: Hope Restored Community Center

Where: 3906 DeSiard St.

Info: 737-7939



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