Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


July 30, 2012

Stephens Center begins Parent-Child Connection Fall Series

CROSSVILLE — Parent-Child Connection (PCC) is a parenting class employing video-based instruction, participant workbooks, facilitated group discussion and peer support. PCC offers parents, or anyone in a parenting role, a chance to learn practical parenting techniques, enhance their communication with their children and replace negative parenting habits with positive, productive parenting skills.

PCC is available at no charge to any one who would like to attend. The new series will begin Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Families First Office, 55 E First St. in Crossville.

The curriculum used is "Nurturing Parenting Skills for Families" and is an evidence-based curriculum approved by the Tennessee Department of Children's Services. For more information, contact the Stephens Center at 484-8923 or 1-800-635-5199.

The fall series of classes will be held every Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Here are the topics scheduled for those classes:

Aug. 2 — Orientation; "Assessing Nurturing Parenting Skills"

Aug. 9 — "Children's Brain Development"

Aug. 16 — "Understanding Discipline"

Aug. 23 — "Building Personal Power/Power Struggles"

Aug. 30 — "Developing Family Rules"

Sept. 6 — "Punishing Children for Their Behavior"

Sept. 13 — "Rewarding Children for Their Behavior"

Sept. 20 — "Developing Empathy"

Sept. 27 — Make-up session.

Certificates will be awarded to parents attending eight sessions within the series. Everyone is welcome.

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