WAUSAU, WIS. (3/24/2011) - Marathon County families will soon have the opportunity to participate in new parenting programs offered by Children's Service Society of Wisconsin's Family Resource Centers.
These new parenting classes will help families strengthen their relationships and ensure their children are healthy both physically and emotionally. Three different classes will be offered throughout the County:
· "Nurturing Parenting" covers a wide range of topics including child development, positive brain development, positive communication, positive discipline and developing shared family values and rules.
· "Parenting Wisely" is a program that teaches families ways to improve relationships and reduce conflict. The program uses interactive multimedia to present real life parenting scenarios and help families learn how to handle difficult situations.
· "Raising a Thinking Child" helps parents teach their young children how to think, not what to think, how to better cope with frustration and how to resolve conflicts and get along with others.
These classes will be offered countywide at Family Resource Centers and other community locations. Support for this project was provided from a grant from the Caroline S. Mark Legacy Fund, administered within the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin. For more information about these programs, contact Linda Salzman at the Wausau Family Resource Center, (715) 845-6747 or (800) 577-7971.
Children's Service Society of Wisconsin is the state's largest private, not-for-profit provider of child welfare services. From offices and family resource centers throughout the state, Children's Service Society offers activities and programs in four core service areas: out-of-home care; counseling; prevention services; and public child welfare. Children's Service Society is a member of Children's Hospital and Health System. The health system is able to fulfill its mission thanks in part to philanthropic gifts and support from members of the community. For more information visit Children's Service Society at www.cssw.org.