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Coalition meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month from 4:00 to 5:30 at the Marquette County Services Center at 480 Underwood Avenue in Montello. Everyone is welcome.
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Marquette County is a place where the community members are increasingly involved, healthy and successful.
Raising a Thinking Child Class Registration Begins
It is that time of year again – the only time parents of 4-7 year olds can register for the impressive “Raising a Thinking Child” class. Class starts Oct 19th in Westfield; registration is due Oct 14th.
RTC is a brilliant 8-week curriculum designed to help parents stimulate and enhance their children’s brain power. Results show that children are better able to manage emotions, solve problems, avoid or reduce conflicts, and boost critical thinking skills for school and life. And don’t we all want ALL Marquette County children to have these skills!
You’re Invited to Parent Cafes
Make new friends and visit old ones at the upcoming Parent Cafes. This is a great place to share ideas and enjoy “me” time while discussing family hopes and dreams. The three different Parent Cafes will each have a different theme. They will be taking care of yourself, building strong relationships with your children and staying positive for your kids-even when times are tough.
Parents gather in small groups at tables to explore questions and have a discussion, which is facilitated by a Parent Host. Parent Cafes are unique in that every parent’s voice is heard. Parent Cafes are a fulfilling way for parents to talk, to listen, and to support others with stressors, worries and challenges that many have struggled with alone. The Parent Cafes support parents in building friendships and a strong network of families who help each other stay strong!
The three café themes include five “protective factors” and provide a framework for parents to relate them to your own lives. The Five Protective Factors include: be strong and flexible, parents need friends, being a great parent is part natural and part learned, we all need help sometimes, and parents need to help their children communicate.
Parent Cafes will be held on Tuesday, October 13th; Monday, October 19th; and Tuesday, October 27th from 5:30-7:30pm. They will be held at the Westfield Community Center, 129 E. Third Street, Westfield. There will be free dinner and child care provided.
Your local hosts are Sandy Vogel and Hannah Zellmer. Please register before each event by contacting Childcaring at 800-628-8534 or email@example.com. Questions always welcome!
For more information on Neshkoro Area HCHY activities please contact Tara Chesebro.
Neshkoro news: Welcome Tara Chesebro to HCHY!
For more information on Endeavor Area HCHY activities please contact Sue Allen.
Endeavor News: To join the Endeavor EPIC parent's group, please contact Sue Allen. Bring the kids to play while parents talk.
For more information on Montello Area HCHY activities please contact Tiffany Lodholz.
Montello News: Montello's PIE group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Parents and kids of all ages welcome. Learn more
In 2011, excessive alcohol consumption in Marquette County cost $17.7 million and contributed to at least 154 alcohol-related hospitalizations. View the full report.