Prince William Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering the following Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) groups. STEP is a six-week discussion group for parents and others who want to learn more effective ways to communicate and discipline. It is available in English and in Spanish. It is offered for three separate age groups, Parents of Young Children (Birth to age 5), Parents of School-Age Children (ages six to twelve), and Parents of Teenagers (ages 13 and up). The Spanish class combines the age groups. The cost to cover class materials is $40.00 per individual or couple. To view class schedules and to print out a registration form, please visit our website at: www.pwcgov.org/parenting Questions please call 703-792-6288. Childcare is not available.
Upcoming classes in the Woodbridge/Montclair area are: Young Child class; to be announced; School Age class; Wednesdays, January 16 – December 20, 2013, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Triangle Elementary School; Teen class: to be announced; Spanish STEP class: Wednesdays, January 16 – February 20, 2013, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Triangle Elementary School.
Upcoming classes in the Manassas area are: Young Child class: Wednesdays, February 13 – March 20, 2013, 7 pm – 9 pm, Sudley North Government Building; School-Age class: Wednesdays, January 23 – February 27, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Yorkshire Elementary School; Teen class: to be announced, Spanish class: Thursdays, February 7 – March 21, 2013, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Westgate Elementary School.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Julie Stiles, VCE, at 703-792-6288 during business hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.