Family Academy: Raising a Family in an Ever-Changing World
2020 Spring Family Academy
Save the Date! Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Meal Served & Program
Real Colors Training offered at Family Academy
What's your primary color? Blue? Orange? Green? Gold? Real Colors is a fun and powerful model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament. All MP staff and all of the high school students have done this training and have found it to be a wonderful tool for understanding and communicating with others. Our own Kristan Hunter is a certified trainer and will be offering this training to interested participants at the Spring Family Academy this year. The training will take place during the ENTIRE Family Academy time frame meaning that you WILL NOT be able to participate in the keynote and breakout sessions. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED to participate in this training and registration for each session is limited to 30 people.
Register for Real Colors Training
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- Parent Partnership: Journey into Literacy at Home
- Emerging Drug Trends: Vaping and Marijuana
- Bullying: How to Help Kids Through It
- Raising Teens in Today’s World
- Angst: Dealing with Anxiety
Sarah Smith, Prevention Coordinator, Prelude Behavioral Services
Learning about some of the emerging trends for substance use among middle and high school students, including vaping, e-cigarettes, and marijuana use. Includes updates on paraphernalia that can be hidden in plain sight for consuming these substances.
Leanne Bender, MP Elementary Guidance Counselor
Definition of bullying, how to prevent it, and what to do if it is happening to your child. Strategies for helping children develop positive social interactions.
Ally Hanten, Director of Programs, United Action for Youth
Talia Meidlinger, Counseling Coordinator, United Action for Youth
Strategies for parenting teens, including appropriate expectations and consequences.
Follow Up led by Melissa Rediger and Tracy Rusch, Mid-Prairie Guidance Counselors
A chance to discuss what was viewed on the film, to get questions answered, and to learn more about local resources for anxiety and other mental health concerns.