Child Caregivers Offered Free Training On Multiple Topics


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


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