Free parenting workshops

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(Posted Feb. 4, 2021)

Madison County Prevention (MCP) is offering virtual parenting workshops on Tuesday evenings. These trainings are available to parents, guardians, caretakers and system workers. Registration is required. For more information, contact Amanda Hampton, prevention services manager, at (740) 852-6342.

  • Feb. 9, 6-7 p.m.–Alcohol Literacy Challenge provides parents and guardians with information on key points on both the real physical effects of consuming alcohol and the placebo-caused social and emotional effects people associate with drinking. It uses media literacy techniques to demonstrate how alcohol marketing can produce strongly held positive beliefs about drinking and how young people are impacted by marketing tactics. Changed alcohol expectancies are a key factor in predicting long-term alcohol usage patterns.
  • Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m.–Parent Stressors & Coping Techniques is a fun, interactive and creative workshop to help parents identify stressors and develop coping skills. The workshop is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
  • Feb. 23, 6-7 p.m.–Generation RX focuses on educating adults about four “key messages” for safe medication practices, all in an effort to prevent prescription drug misuse. This misuse leads to serious legal, social and health consequences, with drug overdoses now representing the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.
  • March 2, 6-8 p.m.–PAX Tools teaches strategies to improve the cooperation and performance of young people at home or in the community.
  • March 9, 6-7 p.m.–QPR Gatekeeper teaches participants how to “question, persuade and refer” someone who may be suicidal, how to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide, common causes of suicidal behavior, warning signs of suicide and how to get help for someone in crisis.
  • March 16, 6-8 p.m.–Teens and Technology is a workshop that equips caregivers with the knowledge and tools to teach teens how to be safe when engaging in social media. The workshop is provided by Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
  • March 23, 6-8 p.m.–Trauma 101 provides a basic understanding of the impact of psychological trauma and provides a broad array of interventions and treatment. The training provides a foundational overview and awareness of trauma, resilience, and trauma-informed care for anyone in the community who interacts with individuals and families.
  • March 30, 6-7 p.m.–Yoga and Mindfulness Basics can make you stronger and more flexible, focused and alert.

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