The Child and Family Center and city of Santa Clarita are partnering to offer a free “Parents Night” workshop on Tuesday.
Academic success is crucial to a child’s future in higher education or the workforce, and parents can play an important part in motivating their children to succeed.
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“Parents Night” is geared towards the parents children 8 to 17 years old, who want advice on how to keep their children focused on school and academic achievement.
“Parent involvement is crucial to the success of a child’s education,” said Mayor Laurene Weste in a city press release, “and this workshop is a great way for parents and guardians to gain valuable knowledge and develop new tools to support their kids in becoming the best students they can be.”
Holly Raridon, a therapist at the Child and Family Center, will lead the workshop, sharing resources available to help parents motivate their children.
She will cover a variety of topics:
- Academic goal-setting
- Steps to increasing the likelihood of success
- Supporting the student’s unique learning style
- Ways of reinforcing learning outside of school
- Recognizing barriers to becoming successful
The workshop is a way for the Child and Family Center to reach parents and children in the community who may not be their direct clients, said Michele Brown, alternative program manager at the center.
“We are looking out for the welfare of children everywhere,” she said. “We just want to assist parents whenever we have an opportunity to do so.”
For more information about the workshop or to reserve a seat, call 661-286-4006 or click here.
About the Child and Family Center
The Center exists to provide mental health, behavioral and education services to children, adults and families, according to their website.
Every year, they serve more than 3,300 children and 2,500 adults with a comprehensive range of prevention, early intervention, evaluation and therapeutic services including counseling, crisis intervention, parenting classes, and substance abuse recovery programs.
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Source: Santa Clarita News