2017 Ask The Experts Programs

Ask the Experts Program Offerings from The Family Center

Q: "A resolution I made to myself this year is to partake of more of our community offerings. I've heard a lot about past programs of The Family Center and I'm interested in what might be coming up this year. Particularly programs about teens teens and issues facing them."

A: That's a terrific resolution, and yes, The Family Center does offer a number of topical programs each year. As our mission states our goal is to serve our community through programs and resources vital to today's families. In that mission, we work with professionals and organizations to discover trends and topics that would be most helpful. To help you with your resolution for 2017, some of the topics we are scheduling are the following:

  • Necessary Conversations, which will include two discussions focusing on having conversations with your children about drugs, alcohol, and sexuality. Become the go-to person for your child and make the difficult conversations less so.
  • Screenagers - a follow-up to the 2016 popular presentation, that will focus on limiting our kids' screen time and the social issues surrounding those limitations and rules.
  • Taking Care While Giving Care - an annual event that helps those in the "sandwich" time of their lives. Taking care of children and elderly parents or loved ones.
  • Raising Young Men and Women in a Culture of Sexual Assault - Teaching children about acceptable relationships and actions.
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation: It's Everywhere. What Every Parent and Professional Needs to Know - presentation by Vista Maria and the Michigan State Police
  • Super Moms Series - from a life coach and support group facilitator for mothers, this series will help moms organize, set boundaries, put yourself first sometimes without guilt, and more.
  • The Spirituality of Taking Action: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Recovery - from Jeff & Debra Jay, nationally known interventionists and authors.
  • For Your Heirs: When You (or Your Parents) are 91 - addressing how few people are prepared for financial circumstances of failing health. This event will help inform you and help adult children have the conversation with their parents.

Stay tuned to FamilyCenterWeb.org, the Grosse Pointe News and to our Facebook and Twitter  pages for further details and more potential topics. Hopefully some of these topics will interest you and keep you on track for 2017.

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