Presentations available on parenting, nutrition and financial management

October 18, 2010

A weeklong series of presentations on financial management to celebrate Money Smart Week, as well as presentations on parenting and work-life balance, are available in the next few weeks from WorkLife Programs.

Presentations are grouped below by category.
Money Smart Week
* Understanding Your Credit Scores
Monday. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 318, Stewart Center.
Learn the significance of a credit report and your credit score. Participants also will learn how to establish credit as well as how to rebuild a good credit history.

* How to Cut Your Grocery Bill
Tuesday. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 318, Stewart Center.
Even in these tough times, people can cut costs at the supermarket by using strategies that will help stretch their food dollar, understanding bargains, and knowing when to use canned, fresh or frozen foods in meal planning.

* Talking Through the Tough Times
Wednesday. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 318, Stewart Center.
Parents often try to protect children from "adult" topics like money, which can be confusing and misleading for children. This session will provide suggestions for talking with children about difficult topics, including family financial difficulties.

* Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
Thursday. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 318, Stewart Center.
Some companies and individuals can prey on people already strapped financially. Participants will learn how to equip themselves and protect their family against identity theft and too-good-to-be-true scams.

* Figuring Out Your Financial Plan
Oct. 22. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 263, Purdue Memorial Union.
It's never too late to chisel out a solid plan for your finances. Participants will discover tools to get them on their way to a brighter financial future.

Family and parenting

* 40 Developmental Assets
Oct. 25. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 318, Stewart Center.
Asset building affirms parents' important role in their children's lives. It reminds them that what they do makes a big difference. Furthermore, it motivates them to stay actively involved in their children's lives throughout childhood and adolescence, rather than assuming that teenagers no longer need their parents when they are becoming independent.

* Helping You to Raise Drug-Free Kids
Nov. 1. 12:10-12:50 p.m. Room 318, Stewart Center.
During this presentation parents will learn information on drug and alcohol recognition, the warning signs of use and abuse, and how to talk to their kids about drugs and alcohol.

* Managing Family Conflicts
Nov. 4. Noon-1 p.m. WorkLife Programs (PWF), 1402 W. State St.
This presentation will help participants understand the reasons for family conflict, identify their personal conflict style, know 10 rules for fighting fairly, and learn specific techniques for resolving conflicts with their children and partner.

* Living Single/Single Again
Nov. 5. Noon-1 p.m. Room 310, Stewart Center.
There’s a four-part strategy to master the loneliness that comes with being on your own. Discuss ways to socialize and how to meet potential partners, as well as learn how to recognize and avoid unhealthy partners.

Nutrition and weight

* Sugar and Sugar Substitutes
Nov. 2. 4:05-4:55 p.m. Room 322, Stewart Center.
There are 725,000 sugar crystals in each cube of sugar, but do you know how much is in your favorite food? Come learn about the different types of sugar and how much is in certain foods, and take part in a discussion about sugar substitutes and their safety.

Work-life balance

* Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: The Basics
Nov. 3. Noon-1 p.m. Room 320, Stewart Center.
A comprehensive look at memory loss issues and what they mean for both the patient and the family. Typical aging versus problematic memory changes, causes of dementia, and an overview of how Alzheimer's affects the brain will be explored.

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