Keep Connected workshops
Join us for an interactive workshop series, Keep Connected, developed for parents/guardians and youth (age 10-14) to help them prepare for the changes they will be facing as they enter into the teen years. Keep Connected is designed for engaging and strengthening parent-youth relationships during the transition into middle school and adolescence.
The next Keep Connected workshop is open to families districtwide in four sessions.
The dates for the next Keep Connected workshop:
Mondays, April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 2020
Dinner will be provided for each session.
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What does the Keep Connected workshop series look like?
The four sessions include a mix of learning and sharing activities for parents/guardians, for their middle-schoolers and for parents and youth together:
- Parents and youth arrive and meet together for a brief social time.
- Following the social time, parents and youth split up into separate groups to discuss the topic for the day with facilitators.
- At the end of each session, all participants come together for a shared activity and discussion.
The workshops include time for:
- Parents to explore challenges and strategies with each other
- Youth to explore family relationships with other youth
- Parents and youth to explore their relationships together
- Strategies and tools to connect and build trust with families
- Extended family opportunities through ParentFurther.com
Between sessions, families engage in simple, fun take-home activities that help them try out key ideas from each session. At the end of the workshop series, families participate in a graduation celebration.
Here's what some of last year's participants had to say;
"I learned I was not alone, many parents undergo the same struggles and pains."
"This class has good resources and it helps you realize how much of the issues as a parent that you struggle with are the same ones the child struggles with at the same time but, in a different point of view. Also, it helps you open up to ideas of how to work out most of the issues that come up with your child(ren)"