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The Family Center Programs (a GPPSS partner in education)

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The Family Center is a GPPSS affiliated group. These are Winter 2019 programs & presentations. Register online at or call 313.447.1374 Play Central Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am-11am, January 2 through April 29 Barnes Early Childhood Center Gym, 20090 Morningside Drive, Grosse Pointe Woods, $5 per family per visit A drop-in setting for parents, grandparents and caregivers to play with their children while socializing in arn indoor play environment. Play Central follows the Grosse Pointe Public School System calendar so holidays and snow days will be observed Get a free visit coupon at ADHD: From Childhood to Adulthood February 12, 7:00pm The Helm at the Boll Life Center, 158 Ridge Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms, FREE This presentation is geared toward individuals with ADHD and their families, especially students in schools or young adults emerging into the career world. The focus will be on the impact that ADHD has on homelife work and school. Common challenges that individuals and families face with an ADHD diagnosis will be explored and actionable tips for overcoming those barriers will be offered Featuring Janice Abud, MAT, CTP-E& Gary Abud, Jr, MAT, Saga Educators and Amanda Be, LMSW, MBA Supportive Counseling Services Checklist for Aging February 27, 7:00pnm The Helm at the Boll Life Center, 158 Ridge Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, FREE Learn about the importance of and differences in power of attorney for financial matters, patient advocate designations for medical decisions and advance directives for dementia and general health. You will also learn ways to plan for aging in terms of life skills and the possibility of having to step out of your set "role" in your relationships. If something happens to your spouse, can you manage the day to day issues? Featuring Carolyn Van Dorn, Nursing Unlimited, Inc. and Dana Constand, PLLC, Family Focus Law #OneGP Parent Camp: Embracing Community March 2, 8:30am-12:30pm Parcells Middle School, 20600 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, FREE This event is designed to empower parents with information and dialogue to support the children of our community. Potential topics include: social media, cultural competency, suicide prevention, anxiety, trauma, unconscious bias, vaping, special education, early intervention and more. For more information, email: Sara Delgado at or Lisa Rheaume at Presented by Grosse Pointe Public Schools with support from The Family Center, CARE of Southeastern Michigan, Beaumont and Healthy Grosse Pointe &Harper Woods Meet & Greet for Professionals March 6, 9.00am-11:30am The War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, FREE Connect and exchange information with other community professionals working with youth, adults and families (educators, therapists, physicians, attorneys, dentists, clergy, etc.) Presented in partnership with The War Memorial and the Grosse Pointe News Welcome Sponsor: Resurrection Cemetery Special offer for attendees : 50 % off for new Grosse Pointe News advertisers from March 6 - April 1 . The Family Center, 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan 48236 The Family Center is a 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit organization that is 100 % supported by community contributions

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ing programs& presentations Register online at or call 313.447.1374 College Launch to Empty Nest Transitions March 26, 7:00pm Grosse Pointe Public Library Woods Branch, 20680 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, FREE Many of us put so much into the raising of our children that once they are launched it can leave an awful hole in our lives. But this transition is also a beautiful thing that allows our children to spread their wings in the way we've prepared them to do. It also gives us a new freedom we haven't had for many years - but now with the wisdom of our maturity to enjoy it more richly. Join us for a presentation that will explore the complexity of this transition and ways we can help launch our children with joy and guidance to support and nurture their independence Featuring Mary Petersen, LMSW, ACSW, Private Practice Psychotherapist Mary Petersen Promoting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health March 27, 7:00pm Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms, FREE Learn about the optimal development of infants and toddlers within the context of secure and stable relationships with northeast caregiver ant mental health services incorporate a relationship perspective that is nurturing, supportive and GUIDANCE CENTER protective. A healthy attachment relationship between parents and infant/toddler is necessary for the competent development of the child's physical, cognitive, social and emotional capacities Featuring Evon Foster, LMSW, IMH-E (l), Northeast Guidance Center Addiction Intervention: How to Help Someone you Love April 10, 7:00pm The War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, FREE Addiction recovery experts Jeff Jay and Debra Jay will explain the process of planning and carrying out arn intervention for a loved one, including selecting the team, choosing a treatment center, writing letters, verifying insurance, helping with personal arrangements during treatment, and developing post-treatment plans everything you need to make an intervention succes Featuring Jeff Jay and Debra Jay and presentedin partnership with The War Memorial Jeff & ra Smart Parenting: When Does Normal Monitoring Become Unhealthy Prying? April 17, 7:00pm Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms, FREE In today's digital world, parents can feel both empowered and overwhelmed. With up-to-the-minute access to our teenager's grades, location, social media posts, the healthy urge to monitor and set boundaries can become smothering, intrusive, and developmentally inappropriate. Learn about the best ways to guide your children through coming of age in today's interconnected world, while maintaining space, strong communication, and comfort in your family Featuring Lori Warner, PhD, Beaumont CHD Lori Warner Social Media & The Law: Cyberbullying May 1, 7:00pm Grosse Pointe Shores Council Room, 795 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Shores,FREE According to a study from Florida Atlantic University , 34 % of students reported having been bullied online at least once in their lifetime while another survey says only 1 in 10 will tell their parents. In this presentation you will learn about Michigan's new laws making cyberb how to help reduce the instances of this alarming trend Featuring Detective Ryan Schroerlucke, Criminal Investigations, Grosse Pointe Woods Dept. of Public Safety ing a crime, how you can protect and educate your children, and oro The Power of Your Presence: The Importance of Parent-Child Language Interactions May 22, 7:00pm Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms, FREE Language is the foundation of of age. The role parents and caregivers play during this time is monumental. However ing. Development of language occ s in the pivotal years between birth and 5 years oday's busy world many s exist, especially with digital media making it easier for a child to find a partner in a screen rather tha another person. How can pa ma to build meaningful and engaging language interactions with children. Practical strategies will be presented Featuring Dorothy Heitjan and Kristen DeVooght, Grosse Pointe Public Schools s and caregivers avoid this temptation and reclaim their important role as their child's ractive style presentation will cover how to use children's books and everyday activiti nguage partner? This familycenterweb 313447.1374

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