Health & Wellness Programs
This evidence-informed program helps to facilitate family interaction through activities designed to encourage healthy parent/child relationships.
Participants are provided with a free meal at the beginning of each program, as well as an opportunity to engage in a family craft or activity. Following dinner, parents will discuss topics such as parenting styles, child development and developmental stages, self-esteem, discipline, parent needs, stress management, problem solving, and building supports.
Children, 4 – 8 years old, will discuss such themes as positive self worth, building positive personal power, understanding and expressing feelings, problem solving, and school readiness through the incorporation of games, stories and art activities.
The program provides a childcare group for children under the age of 4, as well as a sibling group for children 9 – 12 years old. The Sibling Group will discuss topics such as self-esteem, communication, problem solving, and personal health and safety through the incorporation of games, stories, activities and Red Cross trainings.
Program Length: 7 Sessions (2½-hr sessions)
Cost: Free to Portage County residents
For more information about the Families First program, please contact Sarah McCully at 330-346-3025.