Workshops to provide expert advice, networking for parents and caregivers

July 2, 2015  

Human Resources is continuing a popular series, bringing in local experts to present a variety of workshops geared toward parents and caregivers. Workshops are open to parents or caregivers with all ages of children, but each topic is geared toward a specific age group, which is listed at the end of the presentation description.

Those attending are encouraged to bring lunch to eat while listening to the presentation. Time for asking questions and networking with other parents and caregivers will be offered.

Locating and Evaluating Child Care
July 10 (F). Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 311.
What should I look for in a child care program? Is where I have my child the best place for them? Find out what you need to look for in quality child care programs. The workshop will share information on how to find quality programs and what different types of programs are available in the community. Same-day referrals will be available as well. This workshop will be presented by Katherine Toro-Masso from the Childcare Resource Network. (Children all ages)

Managing the First Week of Lactation
July 20 (M). Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 311.
The first weeks of breastfeeding are important for you and your baby. Learn what to expect during the first week after childbirth, understand baby's behavior during the first week, identify common breastfeeding challenges and how to manage it to establish a successful and satisfactory breastfeeding relationship. This workshop will be presented by Azza H. Ahmed, associate professor of nursing, Purdue. (Expecting parents/children birth-1 year)

Making Nutrition Fun for Children
Aug. 4 (T). Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 311.
Every child has the right to a healthy childhood. Parents will recognize the impact of good nutrition on other learning areas and learn how to implement new strategies for improving nutrition choices. This workshop will be presented by Kelsie Muller from Purdue Extension. (Children all ages)

Morning Madness: Recognizing Emotions
Aug. 26 (W). Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 204.
Kids experience many emotions through the day and paying attention to them is very important. Kids who learn ways to understand and handle their feelings are more likely to grow up happy, healthy and well-adjusted. Learn how you can help children have a healthy emotional life by recognizing and understanding their feelings every day. This workshop will be presented by Kathy Murray from Purdue Extension. (Children birth-5 years)

Rock A Bye Baby
Sept.10 (Th). Noon-1 p.m. Purdue Memorial Union, Room 263AB.
During this interactive training we will share national safe sleep standards for reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome and accidental death. Risk reduction information, educational materials and resources will be shared with families. Learn the latest in research, information and statistics to keep babies safe. This workshop will be presented by Tracy Johns from the Childcare Resource Network. (Expecting parents/children birth-1 year)

Communication: Building a Strong Bridge Between You and Your Children
Sept. 24 (Th). Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 204.
Why is communication in the teenage years so important? How you communicate with a teen will affect how they view the world, how strong their self-esteem is and how to prepare them for life's decisions. Join others as we discuss tips on communicating with a teen, strategies to reduce problems, how to discuss the tough topics and get through disagreements and how listening could be your greatest asset. This workshop will be presented by Kathy Murray from Purdue Extension. (Children 10+ years)

To register for any of these workshops, call 49-60312 or email Participants may register up to the day before the workshop offering. Limited seats are available.  

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