Friday, April 19, 2024

Free Workshops Address Common Parenting Challenges, Anger Management

Offered at Project Self-Sufficiency and Community Sites

PRESS RELEASE: NEWTON, N.J. – Parents and caregivers are invited to attend free workshops designed to offer practical strategies for common parenting challenges, including anger management, positive discipline, handling disobedience and promoting resiliency. Workshops will be offered at Project Self-Sufficiency and at locations throughout Sussex County, as well as online. Pizza and childcare will be available to attendees at all in-person sessions. Those who attend two of the in-person workshops will receive a $25 gift card; attendees at three events will receive a $50 gift card.  

“The Power of Positive Parenting” will be held Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 p.m., at Project Self-Sufficiency; and Tuesday, April 16, 5 p.m., at the Garden Grove Preschool in Sparta; and Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m., at Hardyston Middle School.

“Raising Resilient Children” will be offered Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 p.m., at Project Self-Sufficiency.

“Raising Confident, Competent Children” will take place on Monday, March 18, 5 p.m., at Montague Township School; Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 p.m., at Project Self-Sufficiency; and Tuesday, March 26, 6 p.m., at the Durban Avenue School in Hopatcong. 

A weekly parenting discussion class will be held at Project Self-Sufficiency at 5:30 p.m., April 3, 10, 17 and 23.

For those unable to attend in-person workshops, “Raising Safe Kids” will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., beginning April 9. A certificate of completion is available for the virtual series.

The in-person workshops will help participants identify their parenting goals, address behavioral problems and promote healthy child development by using the Triple P Positive Parenting Program, a comprehensive education initiative targeted to parents, healthcare professionals, educators and caregivers of infants, toddlers and school-aged children. The virtual series uses the ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids curriculum developed by the American Psychological Association to develop effective parenting skills and prevent behavioral issues and violence. 

“These workshops will give parents, caregivers and educators simple and practical strategies to help build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage children’s behavior, manage their own anger and ultimately prevent problems from developing,” explains Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon. 

Interested participants are invited to call Project Self-Sufficiency, 973-940-3500, or register online,