PREBLE COUNTY — The Preble County Mental Health & Recovery Board (PCMHRB) is concerned about the county residents struggling with family issues. The home is where most health reconstruction needs to happen, beginning with good parenting, according to MHRB officials.
PCMHRB is offering the Parent Project, a10-week parenting class. This is a free resource at which participants receive a free dinner each week followed by the class.
The Parent Project is specifically for parents with difficult or “out-of-control” adolescents ages 11-19. Parents learn and practice specific prevention and intervention strategies for destructive behaviors, truancy, alcohol and other drug use, gangs and other criminal behavior, running away, violence and suicide.
WhyTry is a program for adolescents ages 11-19. It is a resilience education curriculum that provides simple, hands-on solutions for dropout prevention, violence prevention, truancy reduction, and increased academic success. The WhyTry class runs concurrent with the Parent Project class.
Loving Solutions is a parent’s guide to raising tough kids, ages 5-10 years. It is a class designed for parents raising difficult, strong-willed, or highly impulsive children.
Families attend these classes which run simultaneously in the same facility for 10 weeks. These classes are free as well as dinner and childcare for younger siblings. Transportation may also be available. The next class meets on Tuesdays, Jan. 21 through March 24 from 6-9 p.m. for the first six weeks and then from 6-8 p.m. the remaining four weeks.
Register at: http://www.pcmhrb.org/parent-project—whytry.html or call PCMHRB at 937-456-6827 for more information.