“Parenting Teens” for Parents and Teens

“Parenting Teens” for PARENTS & TEENS

Addressing issues of

School Avoidance, School Conflicts and Truancy

  Presenting ways to act through Clear Communication & Support

 Saturday,January 28, 2012 from 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

at Family Directions of Iowa

1211 Vine St., Bldg 1, West Des Moines, Iowa


 8:30 a.m.         Check-In

8:45 a.m.         Introductions – Charlene Beattie, Child Abuse Prevention Council Instructor

9:00 a.m.         The Law on Truancy – Christina Gonzalez, Polk County Attorney’s Office

10:00 a.m.       Break

10:15 a.m.       Active Parenting of Teens – Charlene Beattie

Parents attend this session

10:15 a.m.       Problem Solving School Avoidance – Lynda O’Meara, Child Abuse Prevention Council

Teens attend this session

11:45 a.m.       Lunch Break – Pizza will be provided

12:30 p.m.       Comments from Truancy Court Judge

12:45 p.m.       How to work with your child’s school – Lynda O’Meara

1:45 p.m.         Active Parenting of Teens – Charlene Beattie

1:45 p.m.         Problem Solving School Avoidance – Lynda O’Meara

3:00 p.m.         Break

3:15 p.m.         Communication between parents and teens – Charlene Beattie and Lynda O’Meara

4:00 p.m.         Follow-Up — Dave Dhainin & Jenny Moats, Family Directions

4:30 p.m.         Dismiss – Participants will receive attendance certificates


Please Note:      Parents, if you are required to attend this class as a result of your involvement  in Truancy Court, you are also required to bring your teen with you to the class.  Breakout sessions are provided for teens.

This class is sponsored free-of charge by the Child Abuse Prevention Council and Family Directions of Iowa with funding provided by Community Based Child Abuse Prevention.

To register:  Call the Child Abuse Prevention Council @ 725-2682 or Family Directions of Iowa @ 255-9490

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