WorkLife Programs offering learning opportunities

September 7, 2010

WorkLife Programs is offering several presentations in the next few weeks.
A Good Night’s Sleep
Thursday (Sept. 9)
12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 322, Stewart Center.
This course will teach participants about the stages of sleep, how it works and what it does for the body. Most importantly, get tips to improve the quality of your sleep.
Power Up Your Immune Response
Sept. 14
12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 322, Stewart Center.
Did you know that many of the plants we eat make chemicals that protect them from bacteria and other microorganisms? And did you know that these same phytochemicals can protect us also? Discover which foods will enhance the immune system, and learn how to incorporate these health boosters into your diet.
Adult Children -- Aging Parents
Sept. 16 and Sept. 30
11 a.m.-1 p.m. WorkLife Programs (PWF), Purdue West Shopping Plaza, 1402 W. State St.
Parents will always be parents, and children -- even when they are old enough to retire -- are still sons and daughters. This series covers learning how to talk about and plan for changing needs in later life, as well as how to strengthen relationships between the generations.

Conflict Resolution
Sept. 17
Noon-1 p.m. WorkLife Programs (PWF), Purdue West Shopping Plaza, 1402 W. State St.
This presentation will help participants define and understand the nature of conflict, identify common sources of conflict in the workplace, learn to identify symptoms and stages of unresolved conflict, and learn effective techniques to resolve conflicts with co-workers.

SAFE Training
Sept. 20
5:30-8 p.m. TERY large conference room
The SAFE Training class is a Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange training session for women offered by the Purdue Police Department. It is a 2 1/2-hour program consisting of a one-hour safety talk/awareness session, a video, and a one-hour introduction to basic physical defense tactics. Athletic-style clothing is recommended; shorts are not permitted.

Parenting Children with ADD/ADHD
Sept. 21
Noon-1 p.m. Room 322, Stewart Center.
The challenges of raising a child with ADHD can be quite overwhelming at times. Benefit from professional advice and gain support for both you and your child.

Quick and Healthy Meal Ideas
Sept. 21
Noon-1 p.m. Room 202, Stewart Center.
In a hurry? Need something easy to eat? Speed and ease don't have to equal high calories and fat. This session will cover quick and easy menu ideas, Web sites and fast food choices, as well as provide an opportunity to gain ideas from others.

Grandparenting: Welcome to the New World
Sept. 23
Noon-1 p.m. Room 314, Stewart Center.
Grandparents play a prominent role in the lives of their grandchildren. This session will help grandparents establish “do’s and don’ts,” maintain relationships from a distance, and identify some of the opportunities provided by this new stage of life. Resources for grandparents will also be provided.

Surviving Your Child’s Teen Years
Sept. 24
Noon-1 p.m. Room 314, Stewart Center.
The process of adolescent development might seem like a mystery, but it doesn’t have to be. How much teenage rebellion is normal? What are the warning signs of adolescent depression and substance abuse? For assistance with these topics, as well as help with the most effective parenting styles and techniques for teenagers, this seminar can help.

To register for these or other offerings, go to and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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