Family Resource Center

Family Resource Center

Since 1997, the Family Resource Center has been providing families with educational opportunities to equip them with informational tools in an effort to strengthen the family unit and promote healthy child development. Classes are taught by trained instructors and generally run from September to May each year, with the number of series scheduled being determined by enrollment. Referrals are received from the community, The Department of Human Services, churches, the courts, and other agencies, as well as self-referrals. Child care and refreshments are provided free of charge.

Take a look at our Spring 2021 schedule!

ACT (Parenting Birth to 10)
Classes are held on Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per series.  Attendance of all nine classes is required to receive a certificate.

The ACT program is an early prevention intervention focusing on parents and caregivers of young children. Its purpose is to teach positive parenting skills and practices that help create stable, safe, healthy, nurturing environments and relationships that protect children from adverse experiences such as abuse and neglect and their lifelong consequences.
  • The early years are a critical time in development when children are learning basic skills that have long-term effects on their lives.
  • Parents and caregivers are teachers, protectors and advocates for their children.

FAMILY DYNAMICS (ACTIVE PARENTING 12-17)
Mondays 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Classes are $20/series per person. Attendance of all eight classes is required to receive a certificate.

The focus of this eight-week program is on training parent and teen to work together, directing family energy into positive communication; improving the at-risk child's overall school performance; empowering the parents to become the leaders in the challenges of helping their child, and in helping increase the self-esteem of both parent and child. Two series are conducted concurrently, each group meeting once weekly.


ADULT ANGER MANAGEMENT FOR MEN AND WOMEN
Tuesdays 6 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Classes are $65 per series. Attendance of all nine classes is required to receive a certificate.

The focus of this nine-class series is on providing adult attendees with tools and strategies for managing anger issues. Instructors are certified counselors who provide curriculum for these classes from their private practices. The class topics include, among others, triggers of anger and dealing with your anger. The instructor provides materials for the participants to work from and take home. This class also performs psychodrama with interactive learning techniques. The classes meet weekly.

COPING WITH CHARACTER
Monday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Classes are $30 per series. Attendance of all eight classes is required to receive a certificate.

The focus of this eight-class series is on providing the attendees with tools and strategies for managing anger issues. Instructors are certified counselors who provide curriculum for these classes from their private practices. The class topics include, among others, triggers of anger and dealing with your anger. The instructor provides materials for the participants to work from and take home. This class also performs psychodrama with interactive learning techniques. The classes meet weekly. 

TEEN SUBSTANCE ABUSE AWARENESS
Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Classes are $20 per series.  Attendance of all eight classes is required to receive a certificate.

This group meets weekly and is open to all teens to come and talk about their problems. Although the group is not involved with the AA/NA organizations, the program is based on the twelve steps of recovery by addressing issues and concerns linked with substance use. This program is also utilized through the Baxter County Juvenile Services office for clients who have been court ordered to attend a substance support group.

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