Presentations available on parenting, nutrition, and stress

October 4, 2010

A variety of presentations on topics such as single parenting and depression are available in the next few weeks from WorkLife Programs.

Presentations are grouped below by category.

Family and parenting

* Keys to a Healthy Marriage (or Other Intimate Relationships)
Tuesday (Oct. 5)
Noon-1 p.m. Room 311, Stewart Center.
This presentation will help participants learn the myths about marriage, know the stages of marriage, learn what behaviors lead to marital conflict and divorce, and discover the keys to creating and maintaining a healthy relationship.

* Parent Roundtable: Social Again -- When Single Parents Date
Wednesday (Oct. 6)
12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 214D, Stewart Center.
Single parent dating can be difficult for kids to accept. Talk with other dating single parents as well as receive professional, practical advice for navigating today's dating relationships.

* Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events
Friday (Oct. 8)
Noon-1 p.m. Room 311, Stewart Center.
How we help children deal with grief and loss determines how they will develop coping skills as they mature. Learn tips about how to talk to children in these tough times.

Nutrition and weight

* The Personality of a Fat Cell
Thursday (Oct. 7)
4:05-4:55 p.m. Room 320, Stewart Center.
There are more fat cells in one adult body than there are people currently living on planet Earth. Come find out more about the life span of fat cells, where they live, how they behave, and whether you can affect their population.

* Weight Watchers at Work
Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 12. Room 307, Stewart Center.
Thursdays, beginning Oct. 14. Room 298, Physics Building.
Noon-1 p.m.
For those looking to achieve significant, long-term weight loss or just trying to shed a few pounds, Weight Watchers at Work can help effect a lifestyle change to assist with that goal. If a participant's Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 25, WorkLife Programs will pay for half of the $144 fee if the participant attends 11 of 12 meetings. Participants are eligible for only two of these incentive rounds in their lifetime.
* Fortify Your Teeth and Bones
Oct. 13
12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 320, Stewart Center.
Did you know that what you eat can either strengthen or weaken your teeth and bones? Find out which foods and supplements help to fortify these vital structures, and become aware of how certain drugs can deplete them of essential nutrients. Learn also how treating gum disease can protect you from heart disease and other chronic ailments.

Worklife balance

* Achieving Worklife Balance (e-mail based) -- Session II
Begins Monday (Oct. 4)
This is a self-directed challenge. Participants receive one weekly communication via e-mail, log their activities for six weeks, and turn in a completed chart and evaluation at the end. This is an e-mail-based offering; no class meetings are held.

* Feeling Overwhelmed
Thursday (Oct. 7)
Noon-1 p.m. Room 103, Purdue Memorial Union.
Feeling overwhelmed? Is your life too busy and spinning out of control? You're not alone. Join Sara Primeau, LCSW, for a roundtable/discussion of ways to manage in spite of it all. Participants also will discuss how to keep a clear head during a crisis.

* Recognizing Depression
Oct. 12
Noon-1 p.m. Room 103, Purdue Memorial Union.
Discuss the signs and symptoms of depression and how it affects the quality of daily life. Learn how to identify these behaviors in yourself and others. Discuss the options for care in the community and how to get help for yourself or someone else. Join Sara Primeau, LCSW, for this roundtable/discussion.

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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