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Speak Up! Skills for Effective Advocacy & How to Prepare for Meetings – 9/24

The class will provide you with tips on how to be prepared and organized. You will learn how to be a powerful advocate (someone who speaks up). ...
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What to do about Challenging Behavior in the Home and Community – 9/25

This workshop will help parents and caregivers to understand negative behavior. It will teach you to recognize early warning signs of trouble. ...
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Youth Mental Health First Aid – 9/26

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. ...
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Preparing Our Teens for Adulthood – 9/28

This workshop is focused in detail on the areas of our teen and young adult lives in seeing their strengths, limitations and their needs. ...
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The Nurtured Heart Approach – Part 1 – 10/3

You will learn how to hold clear limits and consequences while you build positive connections. You will immediately FEEL the difference in your home, and in time, you, your children and your family le ...
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Got Stress? We Can Help!

Join us to learn coping skills that have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. ...
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