Rosecrance launches regular workshop series to help families develop better parenting skills

Free “Parent Cafe” to be offered monthly at Rosecrance Berry Campus

ROCKFORD — Rosecrance’s Parent Café takes a humorous look at parenting  and a serious look at discipline. Workshops are offered on the last Monday of the month beginning on April 28, 2014, at the Rosecrance Berry Campus in Rockford.

The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with social time, followed by the presentation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rosecrance Berry Campus, 8616 Northern Avenue in Rockford.

At the first café, Emily Gilliam of Rosecrance, a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), will speak on issues of controlling obnoxious behavior, encouraging good behavior, and strengthening relationships. Parents will learn simple techniques to get their kids to STOP doing what they DON’T want them to do and START doing what they DO want them to do. The event is targeted toward parents with children between the ages of  2 and 12.

The free event is open to the community. Participants do not need to be clients of the Berry Campus. Refreshments will be served.

The Rosecrance Berry Campus offers services for children and adolescents, including mental health screenings, child and family therapy, intensive outpatient programs, community support, and 24/7 screening and assessment services.

The Parent Café also presents an opportunity for parents who may have general questions about their children’s wellbeing to come together in a friendly and welcoming environment. A combination of education and discussion are provided to assist parents with their concerns.

Call 815-391-1000 for more information about Rosecrance’s services and events.

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