Upcoming Educational Opportunities
Thursdays, January 15-March 12, 2015 (No class on February 12th); 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Walworth County Government Center, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn, WI
If you are a parent of a 4-7 year-old and your child has experienced any of the following:
- Temper tantrums
- Difficulty making or keeping friends
- Impatience or interrupting
- Not listening
Raising a Thinking Child workshop may be just right for you! This evidence-based workshop series will help you guide your child to solve common, everyday problems by communicating with your child.
This adult program is facilitated by Jenny Wehmeier, Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator. The children’s program is facilitated by Pattie Woods, Parent Connections Program, Elkhorn Area School District. It is a refreshingly practical curriculum that helps you help your child learn how to think, not what to think. Through 8 weekly classes, along with interactive, fun activities for you and your child to do at home, you will learn ways to help your child think in new problem-solving ways.
Participants will learn:
- To give their children skills to solve their own problems and think about the consequences through fun games
- How to help kids care about and understand their own and others’ feelings
The cost for the course is $10 (EASD resident), $25 (non-EASD resident), which includes the Raising a Thinking Child workbook and other program materials and handouts. Scholarships may be available. All children with parents/caregivers attending can attend the children’s program during the classes, free of charge. To register, fill out the form on the 2015 Raising a Thinking Child Flyer, or call Jenny at the Walworth County UW-Extension office at 262-741-4962.
Thursday, January 22, 2015; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Walworth County Government Center, Room 214, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn
$7.00 per person (Light snack & drink included)
Registration due by Thursday, January 15, 2015
Suspected Child Abuse & Neglect Mandated Reporter Training (SCAN-MRT) is a program designed to teach mandated reporters how to recognize and respond to child maltreatment, including neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and emotional damage. SCAN-MRT is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.
- Identify examples of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and emotional damage
- Describe risk factors for child maltreatment and strategies for prevention
- Have an increased confidence about reacting appropriately to disclosures of abuse and neglect
- Understand what happens when a report is made
To register, fill out the SCAN-MRT Registration Form and return with fee to: UW-Extension Walworth County, 100 W. Walworth St., P.O. Box 1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121.
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