Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Jordan Family Education Center has announced their WINTER Quarter schedule times. They offer a variety of classes beginning the week of January 22nd, 2018. Classes are available, free of cost to families both within and outside of the Jordan School District. The classes will be helpful in improving parenting skills, improving self-esteem, and dealing with all kinds of family issues. Their website is linked below and will allow you to view the class schedule.





**Classes Titles are listed below

*Caught in the Crossfire: A group for children dealing with divorce (ages 7 – 12)
This support group helps children develop an understanding of the emotions related to divorce. 
• Just Breathe: Teens learning to live mindfully with stress and drama (grades 7-12)
The purpose of this group is to introduce teens to mindfulness strategies that aim to help them manage stress and increase positive coping strategies.  
• Liking the Girl in the Mirror (grades 7 – 12)
This fun, interactive course for girls will examine what self-esteem is, the development and factors affecting self-esteem, an examination of the consequences and symptoms of low self-esteem, the behaviors associated with the symptoms of low self-image, and methods to rebuild and maintain a good level of self-esteem throughout life. 
• Mind Shift: Managing your anxiety instead of it managing you (grades 7 – 12)
This class will provide fun and exciting activities to support teens that may experience feelings of sadness, anxiety or worry. 
• Mindfulness: Adults developing skills to decrease stress and improve relationships at home and work
Mindfulness is a learnable skill that increases awareness, slows down reaction time, and helps one consciously choose words and actions that are skillful and compassionate. Improvements in these areas have a positive impact on stress, mood and relationships. This class will utilize proven techniques to help participants develop a more mindful approach to life’s everyday challenges. 
• Reading Your Environment: A social skills group for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (grades 3-6)
This support group helps children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder identify environmental cues and learn coping strategies to successfully navigate their world. Enrollment is limited. 
• Strengthening Stepfamilies
This class will address issues related to step parenting, remarriage and blended families.  
• Supporting Your Child Socially: A class for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This class helps parents who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder guide and support their child in socially adapting and successfully navigating their world. 
• “Who hid the manual?!” Practical solutions for parenting challenging children and teens
Parents will learn strategies for avoiding and resolving conflicts. Topics will include effective communication techniques, identification of conflict triggers and strategies to resolve the problem. The class is recommended for parents of children between the ages of 10 and 16 although parents of younger and older children may attend


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