Strengthening Families Program Offered for Parents and Youth

Strengthening Families Program Offered for Parents and Youth
Posted on 01/07/2016
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Port Angeles, Wash. Stevens Middle School Drug and Alcohol Interventionist Leeann Grasseth has announced the Strengthening Families program begins February 2 at Stevens Middle School, 1139 West 14th Street. 

The free program, which meets weekly on Tuesdays for seven sessions - February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8, and 15 - is offered for parents, caregivers and youth (ages 10 to 14 years).

“Attending this program is like earning your Masters degree in parenting,” Grasseth said. “Everyone can learn something.”

“Parents will learn what to expect from their adolescent children,” Grasseth explained, “and hear about tools for effectively parenting teens, how to set limits, and how to show love during the pre-teen and teen years.”

Youth will learn about how to resist peer pressure, how to handle angry feelings and manage stress, how to choose positive friends, and how to show appreciation for their parents.

Besides Grasseth, other facilitators for the program and their affiliation, are: Victoria Rockholt, Jefferson Elementary; Melanie McCaughan, Klallam Counseling; Amanda Coleman, Peninsula Behavioral Health; and Helen Kenyor, Specialty Services Detox.

Enrollment is limited to 15 families.  Call Grasseth for sign up information or if you have additional questions about the program at 360.565.1786. She can also be reached by email at lgrasseth@portangelesschools.org.

Free dinner will be served.  Free childcare is available for children age two years and older.


For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District