Child Caregivers Offered Free Training On Multiple Topics

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The Arizona’s Children Association has scheduled several free training sessions for parents, foster parents, caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren and interested community members.

The programs are:

• Wired for Success, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13 at Mt. Bible Church, Rancho Road, Payson. The program covers early brain development with children 0-5 years of age. The curriculum will include stimulating healthy brain development and teaching how to encourage a child’s learning through adult-child interactions.

• Parenting with “No,” 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 15 at Mt. Bible Church, Rancho Road, Payson. The program encompasses why kids of all ages need to hear the word “no” used appropriately.

• Raising Special Kids, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26, location to be announced. This program will include back-to-back workshops — Bully-Free Environments and Positive Behavior Support. The first session will encompass learning how to recognize bullying, teaching children to effectively respond and building positive solutions; the second session will cover utilizing effective techniques for behavior management with children.

• Brain Gender Difference — What’s Going On In There?, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 2, location to be announced. This training will cover the unique differences and challenges of raising boys and girls. The brains of boys and girls are very different; participants will gain knowledge on everything from bonding tips to chemical differences.

For more information, call Kelli Schuttinga, (928) 232-7149, or e-mail cshuttinga@arizona children.org.

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