“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...

Learning of the Lord Revival Ministries, Inc. COGIC/”For I Was Hungered” Outreach & Youth Services, Inc.

Learning of the Lord Revival Ministries, Inc. COGIC is the parent organization for our non-profit, 501C3 organization, “For I Was Hungered” Outreach & Youth Services, Inc. Below is listed the majority of the projects which fall under that umbrella: Bread Ministry – serving approximately 500 families monthly. Food Pantry – serving approximately 100 families monthly. Monthly Meat Distribution – serving approximately 100 families monthly. Clothing closet – serving approximately 100 individuals monthly. Baby Shop – formula, diapers, wipes, furniture, clothing – serving approximately 25-30 new mothers monthly. Shoe Ministry – serving approximately 100 individuals monthly. Remedial Services – mental health services for children – serving 70 children monthly. This project is paid for through the State of Iowa. Tutoring – serving approximately 50 children monthly. Fine Arts – DOP (Definition of Praise Dance Troup) – 25 youth involved. 3P (Power, Principle, Praise) Gospel Choir- 25 young adults 13-25 involved. Hospitality – ministry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4pm, for the homeless can come in to socialize, watch Christian TV, warm up in the winter, have coffee and donuts, shower, etc. – serving approximately 50 homeless persons weekly. Personal Needs Pantry – shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, socks, tee shirts. Family Team Meetings – a tool which surrounds families with supports and people to help them solve their own personal issues – serving approximately 25 families monthly. This project is paid for through the Iowa Department of Human Services. Referral Assistance for rent and emergency needs through the Black Ministerial Alliance and other partnerships in the city. Contact Sheperdess Suzanne Erwin-Holmes 515-783-2484 or...

Community Family Team Meeting

The Community Family Team Meeting is a unique strategy to help families stay strong and deal with life’s hurdles.  A community is only as strong as the families that live there.  Read on to find out about this valuable resource. Community Family Team Meetings work directly with the family to address challenges and identify solutions. Some reasons for a Family Team Meeting are: Keeping a child safely at home Improving upsetting behavior Eliminating student suspension and expulsion from school. Involving family, friends, and neighbors in treatment and recovery Increasing safety for family Focusing on the strengths of the family and helping them succeed Identifying neighborhood resources to help families that are struggling Family Team Meetings work because Families are valued and respected Families know themselves better than anyone, so they can come up with the most creative solutions Each family is unique and special Children can best be kept safe when families, friends and neighbors work together. Community Family Team Meetings are funded by the Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC).  CPPC helps neighbors protect children and help families. It helps all of us to help struggling families find the assistance they need and you can help families too.  You can refer them to the program or be a mentor for a family who needs support and encouragement.  There is always a need for space, food, or other assistance to support the family team meetings in your neighborhood.  You can even be a trained facilitator. To find out more contact Calleus Orr at 515-725-2787 or corr@dhs.state.ia.us or  contact Suzanne Erwin-Holmes at...

Trinity United Methodist Church

1548 8th Street Des Moines, IA 50314-2895 – (515) 288-4056 Click here for the website Click here for the facebook page Trinity United Methodist Church is a Christ centered, inclusive worship community whose love of God, creation and humankind is made visible through their  peace and justice ministries. Trinity is one of the most utilized church buildings in the city.  Trinity has three ministries; Trinity United Methodist Church, Las Americas, and Children and Family Urban Ministries.  On an average, 300 people come through our doors on a daily basis for ministry and there are approximately 5,000 opportunities for volunteers to serve annually through the three ministries. Trinity United Methodist Church and Las Americas provide worship and Christian Education Citizenship classes Computer Classes in Spanish Spanish Alcoholics Anonymous Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings Parenting Class in Spanish Pastoral Care, General Assistance, and Referrals Transportation provided by volunteers to visit loved ones in prison Re-entry team for those coming out of prison Advocacy services College and Seminary internships and service opportunities Meals, gender specific programs, youth programs, produce and bread distribution offered at CFUM Currently, Trinity is undergoing a major restoration project Cornerstone 2010.  Trinity’s church building is celebrating it’s centennial in June 2011 and houses one of the oldest organs in the City of Des Moines. There are many wonderful things going on at Trinity and Las Americas.  Check out  www.trinityumcdm.org for details and a complete listing of information about programs, worship, and Cornerstone 2010. You can also call Reverend Diane Mclanahan at...

ASAP – After School Arts Program

600 Sixth Avenue 515-770-3380 ASAP affirms young people as persons of value, nurtures their skill and talent in the arts, helps them realize their artistic gifts, and broadens their awareness of the varieties of artistic expression. Fax 515-225-4790 hours: Thursdays, 3:30-5:30, during three 7-week sessions; Summer Arts Camp in Evelyn K. Davis Park 12:30-3:00 daily (dates tbd) Website Facebook Executive Director: Michelle Bolton King ASAP provides quality arts enrichment programming for elementary students in Mid City. ASAP currently serves King and Moulton elementary schools, enrolling 50 total students per session. Students are selected by their art and music teachers at school for participation in ASAP, based on demonstrated interest or talent in the arts, or because of perceived need. Since its founding in fall 2007, ASAP has offered five different studio classes per session, with three sessions per school year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Programming takes place one afternoon per week (Thursdays) for two hours. Round-trip transportation between schools and the program site downtown, healthy snacks, and all materials are provided.  Each studio is led by an experienced teaching artist with the help of trained volunteer staff. ASAP has offered studios in topics ranging from Dramatic Storytelling, Knitting, Handbells, and Traditional Aztec Drumming and Dance, to core classes in Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Printmaking, and Photography. Students’ arts education is both deeply and broadly enriched through their participation in...