Centerstone Invites Families to Improve Parent and Child Interpersonal Skills at Free Seminars

Courses Offered at First Baptist Church in Pulaski to Parents, Kids Age 5 to 12

Pulaski, Tenn. — Centerstone, Tennessee’s leading provider of behavioral health services, will provide a free series of seminars to Middle Tennessee families who are concerned about their family dynamic and their children’s behavior, or to those interested in preventing possible problems in the future.

The seminar series, entitled Strengthening Families, will be offered each Tuesday from June 14 to August 30 at First Baptist Church in Pulaski. The sessions will begin with a meal at 5 p.m. and will last until 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 407 S. First St. in Pulaski.

The series has been well received in several communities around the country, and focuses on parent/caregiver training, skills training for children ages 5 to 12, and comprehensive family life skills.

“Centerstone is pleased to provide families with the tools they need to build happier, healthier homes,” said E Ann Ingram, program manager for Centerstone. “Strengthening Families teaches adults effective techniques to elicit desired behaviors from the children in their care. It also helps children learn communication and social skills, and about peer pressure and substance abuse. The life-skills portions of the course offer families the opportunity to practice their new skills, and experience the benefits of family meetings and activities.”

Parents, grandparents and others who care for children are encouraged to register for the seminars. Teachers, physicians or other qualified professionals may refer families that they think might benefit.

Seminar participants will receive a free meal before each session; and free childcare is available for younger children. Those seeking transportation to the site may call the registration number below. The program is being funded by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Health.

For more information about Strengthening Families, contact Susan Hewgley at Centerstone: (931) 698-1900.