Family Center of Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods: Calendar of Events

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017 09:00 am

Play Central

A weekly drop-in play program that allows children to be active and caregivers to socialize at an indoor setting. Enjoy sessions featuring arts & crafts, circle times and more.
Closing date: Thursday, May 31, 2018 09:00 am

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 06:30 pm

Active Parenting: School Age Children

A 6-week series includes communication and discipline skills as well as new emphasis on the hot topics of School Success and Alcohol, Tobacco and other drugs.
Closing date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 06:30 pm

Thursday, February 01, 2018 06:00 pm

HOPE: Suicide Survivor Support Group (ages 14-18)

Suicide Survivor Support Group for ages 14-18. Meeting dates 2/1/18-6/7/18, 6pm-7pm, meets every other Thursday.
Closing date: Thursday, February 01, 2018 06:00 pm

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 06:30 pm

Active Parenting: First Five Years

This 5-week program includes basic parenting skills with discipline that really works plus a chapter on preparing for school success.
Closing date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 06:30 pm

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 06:30 pm

Active Parenting: Teens

A 6-week series includes communication and discipline skills as well as new emphasis on the hot topics of School Success and Alcohol, Tobacco and other drugs.
Closing date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 06:30 pm

Saturday, February 24, 2018 02:00 pm

The Radical King: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Black Social Gospel

The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s left a lasting impact on how our society addresses racial injustices. With noteworthy leaders such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the helm, the movement has influenced generations of social justice advocates. But what influenced the Civil Rights Movement?
Closing date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 02:00 pm

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 09:30 am

Meet & Greet: A Gathering for School, Mental Health and Other Professionals

Community Professionals: Meet and share information with other community professionals working with youth and families (educators, therapists, physicians, attorneys, dentists, clergy, etc.).
Closing date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 09:30 am

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:00 pm

Lunch & Learn

Please join Jon O'Hara, Director of Advance Planning at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, for a thoughtful discussion about the many benefits of early burial and cremation planning. Now featuring information on the Designated Funeral Representative law.
Closing date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 12:00 pm

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:00 pm

Technology in the Classroom: Is it the best fit for your child?

Tommy Adams, Head of School at The Grosse Pointe Academy, will discuss the pros and cons of the use of technology in schools and will provide tips on how to leverage technology in thoughtful ways to enhance your child's learning.
Closing date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 07:00 pm

Saturday, March 03, 2018 08:00 am

CARE's 23rd Annual Parenting Conference

This event, for parents with children of all ages, is open to the public and guests will have the option of choosing from over twenty different workshop topics including AD/HD, Autism, and helping children find balance with technology. A full list of workshops can be found at www.careofsem.com. More than thirty-five local resources for families will also be available.
Closing date: Saturday, March 03, 2018 08:00 am

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 07:00 pm

It's all a Trap! Helping your Adolescent Identify the Thinking Traps that contribute to Anxiety and

We will discuss the common thinking "traps" that contribute to adolescent anxiety and depression, and share many tips and techniques parents can use to help their teen identify, get out of, (and even prevent falling into) the traps.
Closing date: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 07:00 pm

Thursday, March 08, 2018 06:30 pm

When Aging Parents Need Your Help

When aging parents need your help there are many tough conversations to have and questions to be answered. Get advice about caring for aging parents from people who have experience in the field and understand what you're going through.
Closing date: Thursday, March 08, 2018 06:30 pm

Thursday, March 15, 2018 07:00 pm

Increasing the Odds: Recovery is about the family, not just the individual

Addiction is often described as a "family disease" – but up until now, families have been mostly left out of the recovery equation. Jeff and Debra Jay have developed highly effective, detailed Intervention techniques and Structured Family Recovery processes that unlock the secrets of lasting sobriety.
Closing date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 07:00 pm

Monday, March 26, 2018 07:30 pm

Suicide Prevention: Who? What? How? Where?

Parents and students are encouraged to attend an expert panel discussion on suicide prevention. We will explore WHO is at risk, WHAT signs and symptoms to look for, HOW to address suicide ideation, and WHERE to get help. There will be an open question and answer session following the panel.
Closing date: Monday, March 26, 2018 07:30 pm

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 07:00 pm

Don't Let the Cuteness Factor Trick You: Speech and Reading Skills in Children

Children with speech-sound disorders are at a much higher risk for having/developing problems with reading skills. Learn how parent can help their children improve speech and language skills.
Closing date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 07:00 pm

Monday, April 23, 2018 07:00 pm

Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

Get empowering, research-based advice on raising resilient and kind kids in our always-connected, increasingly challenging world from this Grosse Pointe Academy lecture series event with Dr. Devorah Heitner.
Closing date: Monday, April 23, 2018 07:00 pm

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 07:00 pm

An Overview: Autism Spectrum Disorders

This workshop will examine myths and misconceptions, define Autism and talk about the impacts on the individual, family and community.
Closing date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 07:00 pm

Thursday, May 03, 2018 05:00 pm

ANTI-STIGMA FORUM Opiates: Wonder Drugs in the Wonder Years

Speakers will discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic on children and adolescents, share personal experiences and bring awareness to the national epidemic and ways Michigan is working to reduce overdoses, addiction and deaths.
Closing date: Thursday, May 03, 2018 05:00 pm

Thursday, May 10, 2018 09:30 am

Meet & Greet: A Gathering for School, Mental Health and Other Professionals

Community Professionals: Meet and share information with other community professionals working with youth and families (educators, therapists, physicians, attorneys, dentists, clergy, etc.).
Closing date: Thursday, May 10, 2018 09:30 am

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 07:00 pm

Aging in Place

Join us to discuss ways to enhance the quality of life for older adults experiencing functional and physical changes related to aging and ways to remain independent in your home. Learn about the new Wilson Center Senior Resources for Independent Living.
Closing date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 07:00 pm