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Friday, March 23 News

Westport parenting workshops forming now

Positive Directions and the Westport Human Services Department are teaming up to offer the Creating Lasting Family Connections program to elementary and middle school parents on Tuesdays or Thursdays beginning March 18 or 20. Classes will be at Positive Directions, 420 Post Road West, and at Westport Town Hall.

Positive Directions' parenting program, Creating Lasting Family Connections, has helped parents throughout Fairfield County learn effective approaches to preventing risky behaviors, raising resilient children and enhancing family relationships during the important transition in their child's life from grade school to middle school and beyond. The workshops, which have been offered for the past 12 years, are led by professional facilitators from Positive Directions and Westport Human Services.

The fee for the workshops, including materials, is $200. Limited scholarships are available.

Classes are offered Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for parents of kindergarten through fourth-graders at Town Hall; or Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. for parents of fifth through eighth grades at Positive Directions.

Reservations are limited. For details or to register, contact Marty Hauhuth at mhauhuth@positivedirections.org or 203-227-7644; or email elained@westportct to contact Elaine Daignault at the Department of Human Services.