November Events with PIC

*Gearing up for Kindergarten

If you have a preschooler who will start kindergarten in 2013 join us for these fun-filled sessions. Beginning January 7, 2013 at Head Start/Lake Agassiz Elementary School. There will be Fun interactive activities for parents & preschoolers. Preschoolers will learn about social skills—sharing, taking turns, not interrupting, vocabulary. Furthermore, parents learn strategies for preparing children to learn. Come and understand why YOU are important for your child’s success in school.

Registration forms can be found on our website or call the Parent Information Center.

These classes are FREE and FREE childcare is also provided.

*Robert Stutman, formerly “the most famous narc in America” (New York Magazine), and is “one of our nation’s heroes” (Dan Rather, CBS News). Taking to the front lines of the drug wars, Stutman made a 25-year career as one of America’s highest-profile drug busters. In addition, Bob has been the Special Consultant on substance abuse for both CBS News and PBS. His best-selling autobiography “Dead on Delivery” was published by Warner Books and made into a TV movie.

 

Direct from Bob Stutman’s Website:

“I am a former Special Agent of 25 years with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration. My last six years with the DEA I headed the New York Office, DEA’s largest. In all of my experience I have learned three absolute facts, which many Americans fail to understand. First, law enforcement will never make drugs completely unavailable in the U. S. Second, most adults know almost nothing about the world of kids and drugs (how many of us know what Special K and Roofies are?). And third, drugs are devastating our communities, homes and workplaces, and we fail to deal with this in a way that will make any substantial change.

After retiring from the DEA, I realized as a leading advocate for substance abuse prevention and education that it was time to direct my passion and expertise and specialize in the design and development of the best education and pre-vention programs available for our schools, communities and the workplace. When I meet with students, parent groups, or workplace related groups, I try to present in a practical, no-nonsense manner, the issues they each face; as well as, share thoughts on how to cope and potentially resolve this devastating and debilitating problem in the U. S.

For the first time in history, more people died last year from accidental overdose of prescription drugs than from accidental overdose of illegal drugs. We have become a society where the prevailing pressure on our youth is to “do drugs”. How did we get here? And how do we deal with this devastating and debilitating program that is affecting our families, our communities and our workplace?”

Join Bob Stutman and hear the best research and knowledge available to show what we’re up against and how we can empower and protect our families, our communities and our workplace. Attend either session below—registration is not required.

Parent and Community Member Presentations (Open invitation) 

Tuesday, December 4th at the  EGF Performing Arts Center (PAC) 7:00-8:30 PM

Wednesday, December 5th at Red River High School, Rider Room (Use Door One) 7:00-8:30 PM

*Community Town Hall Meeting on Oct.22nd from 7:00-8:30 PM at 860 Columbia Road regarding Alcohol and Drug use in Grand Forks.

Join the conversation as we talk about how you can make a difference and how to reduce alcohol and drug use in GF. For more information, contact Bill Vosicek at 701-780-5939.

*1,2,3 Magic

This class offers easy to follow steps for disciplining children without arguing or yelling. These classes help parents to avoid over explaining, maintain control, avoid misbehavior in public and encourage positive behaviors.

Join us Monday Evenings at 6:007:30PM November 19 & 26

Location: Head Start

Facilitator: Molly Soeby

*Parents Morning Out

Do you ever wonder if other parents are feeling the same way you are? Dealing with the same issues you are? Do you wonder if other children sleep through the night, have tantrums, fight with their siblings? At Parents Morning Out we discuss these issues and more. Parents share highs and lows, encourage each other, and build friendships. Please join us for a morn-ing of coffee, discussion and building connections with other parents.

Mondays, 9:00 10:30 AM

Nov. 5 Parenting with Kindness and Firmness

Nov. 19 Traveling with Toddlers

Nov. 26 Communicating in your Child’s Love Language

Location: University Lutheran Church

Facilitator: Ann Shallman

For more information please contact us on our Facebook page!

picture courtesy of Google images.

 

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