The Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council is offering a free parenting class- Active Parenting Now.
The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has provided a special grant to CASAC. This grant will help those who want to better their parenting skills. This six-session video and discussion program, Active Parenting Now, is being offered without charge at the CASAC Jamestown office, 501 W. Third St., Suites 3 & 4 Sprinchorn Building, Jamestown. The session dates are Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 from 9-11 a.m.
The program helps teach parents how to raise responsible, cooperative children who are prepared to meet the challenges of the teen years, resist negative peer pressure and thrive in the 21st century. This 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, parents will be provided with skills that will help them develop cooperation, responsibility and self-esteem in their children. They'll also learn positive, non-violent discipline techniques so they can avoid power struggles.
To take advantage of this opportunity, contact Kathleen Colby at 664-3608.
Since 1974, CASAC, a nonprofit United Way partner agency, has been dedicated to providing prevention education and community awareness pertaining to alcohol, other drugs and compulsive gambling. CASAC is the only New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services approved and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. CASAC is one of 40 community based councils across the state and one of more than 200 nationwide. For further information about CASAC services, call the Jamestown office at 664-3608, or the Dunkirk office at 366-4623 or visit www.casacweb.org.