Parenting Program Offered Free of Charge

The “Active Parenting Now” program for parents of children ages 5-12 is being offered free of charge through a partnership between Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC and Mental Health Association (MHA). “Active Parenting Now” sessions will be held at the Mental Health Association (MHA) 31 Water Street, Door 14, Suite 7, Gateway Center, Jamestown, NY 14701The sessions run from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm on August 30, September 6, 3, 20, 27, & October 4, 2017. Join the group and stay up to date on the newest and most effective parenting techniques. Let’s help each other master the art of parenting together.

“Active Parenting Now” Fourth Edition from Active Parenting Publishers, which is an evidence based program. The program is a six-session, 2-hour video & discussion program. The program considers child development and parenting in terms of the age/stage of the child within the perspective of varied nuclear families and vignettes representative of diverse cultures. Through this program, we provide parents with skills that will help them develop cooperation, responsibility and self-esteem in their children.

“Active Parenting Now” addresses how parents can raise children who are prepared to meet the challenges of their teen years, resist negative peer pressure and thrive in the 21st century. This program includes the workings of the developing child/adolescent brain; handling anger; what parents can do to help their child succeed in school (7 Smart Strategies) and the importance of contributing to the family via chores. Parents learn positive, non-violent discipline techniques so they can avoid power struggles.

The basis for the Parenting program is to create an environment and an experience that permits parents to evaluate their own beliefs and to consciously make personal changes and to do it in a non-threatening confidence building way.

Space is limited so register soon. To take advantage of this opportunity, contact Kathleen Colby at 664-3608. Everyone can benefit from enhanced parental skills to be an effective parent in today’s world.

Since 1974, Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC), a United Way partner agency, has been providing prevention education and community awareness on alcohol, other drugs and compulsive gambling. CASAC is the only New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. For further information about CASAC services, call the Jamestown office at 664-3608, or the Dunkirk office at 366-4623 or visit our Web Site:

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