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DeSoto Intermediate School
317 Spruce St. DeSoto , IA 50069 United States


Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

Start: Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:00 pm

End: Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:30 pm

Those wishing to reinforce or improve bonds with their youth are encouraged to participate in the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth Ages 10-14, a seven week skills-building program. Meetings will take place at Adel DeSoto Minburn’s Intermediate School in DeSoto on Sunday evenings January 15 – March 5 (no class Feb. 5). Class runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with a free meal at 5 pm. Free child care for younger children is also provided. During the first hour of the weekly sessions, parent and youth are separated. As adults discuss problem solving approaches, effective communication and using loving methods to set limits for their son or daughter, youth will engage in topics of how to deal with stress, set goals and handle peer pressure. In the second hour, families unite and interact through activities to solidify lessons and work toward building more stable relationships while having fun together. The enrollment fee is $15/family. To register and for questions contact Lisa Mickelson at lmickel@iastate.edu or (515) 993-4281.

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