Free 6-week class for teens and parents offered in Knox County

Staff report

Knox County Head Start is offering “Active Parenting of Teens” and “Teens in Action,” a free six-week educational series for parents of teens and teens, respectively, starting Wednesday, April 13, from 6-8 p.m. at the Gambier Community Center, 115 Meadow Lane, in Gambier.

“Active Parenting of Teens” has benefited millions of families across the country and will assist parents in gaining more cooperation, better behavior, improved grades and greater confidence. Attendees will learn about teens and technology, the latest in drug use prevention, information on teen bullying, how brain development affects teen behavior and decision making, improved discipline and communication and teen sexuality issues.

The teen component of the training, called “Teens in Action,” will help teens make the most of life. Each session is packed with activities, videos, and discussion topics that really matter. They will learn the secret to gaining freedom, communication skills that work in any situation, how to solve problems creatively, how to get along with all kinds of people and much more.

Class nights will be Wednesdays, April 13, 20, 27, and May 4, 11 and 18. Dinner will be provided to families along with a $5 gas stipend for each session. Parents and teens completing all six sessions will each receive an additional $25 gift card at the end of six weeks. Funding for the training is provided by Mental Health & Recovery for Licking and Knox Counties.

Registration is required! Please contact Tamara Anderson at 740-397-1344, ext. 208, or Pre-registration is available on KCHS’s website at under “Training Opportunities.”

Staff report