Information on caring for dependents available in upcoming programs

February 2, 2011

WorkLife Programs has upcoming first-time classes that offer useful insights into family relationships.
* Parent Roundtable: Laying Down the Law
Feb. 9. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 318.
What is the most effective discipline for different ages? Elizabeth Akey, clinical assistant professor of psychological sciences, will facilitate a discussion on setting boundaries and learning discipline techniques based on age-appropriate expectations. 

* Generation Communication
Feb. 15. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 310.
Change affects relationships on all levels, especially between the generations. Gather tips and tools for proactive communication between adult children and their aging parents.

*NAMI Family to Family Education Program
Wednesdays, Feb. 16-May 4. 4:30-7 p.m. Krannert Building, Room G009.
WorkLife Programs is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to bring the NAMI Family to Family Education Program to Purdue. This free series of 11 weekly classes is structured to help family members understand and support their ill relative while maintaining their own well-being. Taught by a team of trained NAMI members who share the experience of having a loved one with a serious mental illness, the course teaches the knowledge and skills needed to cope more effectively. Participants will learn about topics including current research, treatment options and advocacy, while gaining insight into the effect mental illness has on their loved one.

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