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Schools plan parent workshops in November
Nov 02, 2012 5:20 pm
Beth Petty heads the Lebanon Special School District's Family Resource Center, and she is one busy lady.
"November is always a busy time. We lose two weeks in October due to fall break, and in December we know it is extremely difficult for our parents to schedule any evening events. November is jam-packed with parent opportunities to learn and meet new people and the best part is that they are all free and open to anyone who would like to attend," Petty said.
She said the upcoming November workshops and the people who will be taking part.
An anger management workshop Monday will feature guest speakers Brenda Harper with Cumberland Mental Health, and Scott Moore with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department. Parents will receive a book entitled, “Angry Children, Worried Parents,” as well as a parent handbook. This workshop is planned for 6-8:30 p.m. at Castle Heights Elementary School.
A parent-community event to celebrate year two of Rachel’s Challenge will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Winfree Bryant Middle School. Rachel Scott was the first person to be killed in the Columbine school shootings in Colorado. Her amazing life legacy lives on through programs like this one that are held throughout the United States. This event is for students fifth-grade and up, parents and community members. For more information on Rachel and her life, visit rachelchallenge.org
"A Kindle Fire will be given away at the Rachel's Challenge parent/community event," she said.
A "Darkness to Light Training" on Thursday will be facilitated by Deb Daugherty, executive director of the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center. Participants will hear survivor stories, get expert advice and practical guidance for preventing child sexual abuse. The group will also hear from abuse survivor, Gregrhi Love. This program will be from 6-8:30 p.m. at Castle Heights Elementary School.
A family enrichment workshop will be Nov. 12-13, facilitated by John Grant from College Hills Church of Christ. Grant is a trained facilitator of the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program and will focus the workshop on how to identify family triggers and resolve conflict. This program is planned for 6-8:30 p.m. at Castle Heights Elementary School.
All these workshops will provide free materials, refreshments and childcare. For more information, visit lssd.org and click on the Family Resource Center icon. To RSVP for a workshop, contact Petty at 615-453-2693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.