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Family & Community Systems

These workshops expand the personal knowledge of your teachers and staff to deepen connection across your community.

Important Conversations with Families: Cultivating Respectful and Clear Partnerships 

Ideally, we are always in a peaceful partnership with the families that we serve. Yet, sometimes we must have conversations that are difficult and uncomfortable that may put that partnership at risk. Examine ways to create a safe, trusting atmosphere, explore ways to communicate when emotions run high, and maintain a relationship that is respectful, clear and effective.

Core Knowledge Category: Family & Community Systems. Set Two.

Kindness in Community: Compassionate Communication and Collaboration 

Communication takes a lot of work. A lot of it. How often have you walked away from a conversation feeling angry, hurt, disappointed, or misunderstood? Have you ever said things that you later regretted, things that hurt someone unnecessarily? Do you wish for more open and honest communication with your colleagues that was shared in a spirit of loving-kindness? You are not alone and you have the can create a community of kindness.

Core Knowledge Categories: Family & Community Systems; Personal, Professional & Leadership Development.

Caring Discipline

It feels like constant yelling, chaos, and fighting in my house. Help!

In this five-week family series, learn how to avoid power struggles, defuse a child's anger and prevent violent behaviors, set healthy limits, strengthen and enrich the adult-child relationship, teach children to act responsibly, open two-way communication and understand your child's inner perspective. Nurture healthy emotional growth and confidence. Create a cooperative atmosphere in your home. Learn tools to practice in-between classes and get customized family coaching throughout the series.

Core Knowledge Category: Diversity, Family & Community Systems & Understanding and Guiding Behavior, Set Two. (Family Ed version available)