Families in Action

Families in Action

New this year! Sign up for our one-day Families In Action on APRIL 6, held in conjunction with our Summer Camp Expo. FIA will help to improve communication within your family and learn to tackle tough topics with confidence. Taught by local certified experts in Spanish and English. This is a unique opportunity for co-learning and to be on the same page with important topics that youth face today. Limited space, so register today for this life-changing experience. Learn more, email Carol
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The Families in Action is for children ages 11 through 16 and their parents. The following information is helpful to know if you are considering signing up for this class:

FIA brings parents and teens together...at last!
There's no denying it. Parents and teens are often at odds—but it doesn't have to be that way. When parents and teens learn together, they will have a common language and skills for a smoother ride through adolescence.

Sign up here: https://eryc.civicore.com/applications/index.php?section=clientsApplications&action=new

The dates for the fall class will be:
Tuesday, September 11, 5:30-8 pm
Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-8 pm
Tuesday, September 25, 5:30-8 pm
NO CLASS Tuesday, October 2, 5:30- 8 pm
Tuesday, October 9, 5:30-8 pm
Tuesday, October 16, 5:30-8 pm
Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 - 8 pm

New this year, we will be offering FIA Registration Nights at the ERYC office. This is for people who don’t have access to a computer and need help registering. All participants must sign up for class prior to August 28 at one of the Registration Nights. Stay tuned for those dates These program changes are to improve our record keeping.

Families in Action is for children ages 11-16 and their parents. Families will learn critical tools for the challenging teen years: communication, conflict resolution, encouragement, and more. Plus powerful information about preventing problems with drugs, alcohol, sex, and violence.

Combining entertaining video, group discussion, and activities, the program will teach both teens and parents how to:

-Communicate without fighting
-Work through power struggles
-Understand each other's goals
-Avoid the scary risks of adolescence (including drugs, alcohol, sex and violence)
-Enjoy the wonderful journey to adulthood—together

Our two Active Parenting certified and experienced trainers, Ana Mendoza and Maria Elizalde, have been teaching the class in Spanish for several years. They will continue to teach the parent portion of Families in Action. They enjoy watching participants learn the content and put it to use in their daily life of raising their teens. "It is so gratifying when a student tells us their relationship with their teen has improved because of the lessons we teach," said Elizalde.

We are excited to announce that Rachel Verinis and Sara Cross will be leading the teen classroom component of Families in Action. Cross has been a guidance counselor at Battle Mountain High School and has experience with teen prevention programs as well.

Perla Gurrola, mother of five and who has now taken Active Parenting class twice, had this to say about the class: "The Active Parenting of Teens Class is one of the best classes I have ever taken. I enjoyed going to every single class. The classes helped me understand so many things that I did not know about teenagers. Also, it showed me how to help my kids during the difficult years of being teenagers. The book is perfect, and the videos were great. It helped me to open my mind to be more understanding of my kids. The teachers were the best and both had answers for all our questions. They gave us the time to talk and discuss situations that we did not know how to handle. I loved the classes I wish there were more after the last class. I am very fortunate to have gone to the class and if I have the opportunity would take them again."

If you have questions or need scholarship information, contact Carol Johnson at cjohnson@eagleyouth.org. The class offers a guide book, dinner and childcare.


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