Parents, guardians and teens, is there an issue with connecting? A free event to help improve communication is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Payson Community Kids building, 213 S. Colcord Road.

Register for the event on or before Friday, Nov. 22 by contacting Jessica Palmer, community health specialist and school health liaison program, Gila County Public Health Department, at or call 928-472-5315.

In addition to communication exercises, there will be games, prizes and a free lunch.

The goals: parents/guardians will learn to communicate with their teen before they date, how to handle sensitive subjects and monitor without meddling. Teens will learn to de-stress; make healthy choices and set realistic goals.

A mom who attended a recent session said:

“Thank you so very much for the very enjoyable and informative workshop. I really enjoyed the first part of the class where we role-played and the youth made wise choices. It’s amazing how some of those situations could be identified by some of us adults.”

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