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Parenting Workshops Sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York's GPS@JBFCS

Do you ever get tired navigating your child’s unpredictable moods and behaviors? UJA-Federation of New York’s Guiding Parents through Services (GPS) provides free, confidential consultations for when you hit those parenting roadblocks. Clinical social workers are available to speak with parents concerned about their child’s development and emotional well-being. For more information on parenting workshops or to schedule a consultation, please contact Meredith Levine, LMSW or Karin Spitzer, LCSW at 212.632.4668.

GPS will be offering a series of interactive workshops for parents on a range of topics related to the behavioral, social and emotional health of your child. All workshops will be led by JBFCS Clinical Social Workers. 

Separation- How to Nurture Healthy Attachment and Growth 

Wednesday October 24th, 2012 8:15 - 9:30 am 

In this workshop, we will offer tips for encouraging healthy separation and independence in children. We will discuss common causes of separation anxiety and strategies that promote healthy attachment in your child.   

Tips & Tricks on How to Manage Stress in Your Kids  

Wednesday November 14th 6:15 - 7:30 pm 

Parents often wonder what to expect from their child’s development and what to do when difficulties arise. In this workshop, we’ll offer tips on how to recognize stress in school-aged children and tricks on how to develop healthy ways to cope.  

Parenting Skills That Work 

December 19th 8:15 - 9:30 am 

Perhaps one of the hardest parts of a parent’s job is disciplining a child. So many factors influence the role of discipline in each family. In this workshop, we will discuss effective approaches to incorporate into your family life.   

Supporting Emotional Growth in Your Tweens 

January 16th, 2013 6:15 - 7:30pm 

This workshop presents parents with an emotional growth chart for their children. Learn what is developmentally appropriate social and emotional functioning for your child’s age and learn strategies to foster this development. Please note: this workshop will focus on children ages 11-15.

Grappling with Death and Explaining Loss to Children 

February 13th 8:15 - 9:30 am 

Death can be scary to children and adults, but it is a part of the life cycle. Join us for a discussion about how children understand death and the best ways to address loss with them.   

Transitions—Adjusting to Big Changes 

March 20th 6:15 - 7:30pm  

A growing child frequently faces transitions socially, emotionally and physically. From small to enormous, big changes impact the family. Learn about what parents can do to support their child through expected and unexpected life changes such as a new sibling, new school or new home. 

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