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August 15, 2018
Harrington Offers Parent Education Seminars for Putnam-Area Families

PUTNAM, CT, August 15, 2018 – Harrington’s Child and Family Services Department, which offers counseling and behavioral therapy, will kick off a series of parenting workshops in September.

The eight-week course beings September 18 will cover common pain points including discipline, positive reinforcement, establishing self-esteem and family communication.

“We wanted to create an engaging and informative series of workshops to help parents and guardians improve their interactions and communication with their children,” said Katie Adams, LICSW, director of mental health services for Harrington. “When it comes to our efforts as parents, the information out there can be really overwhelming, and it’s hard to find a trusted source for practical tools that work for your specific family. Our hope is that these workshops will offer information in a fun and engaging way, inclusive of parenting tips and techniques that are easy to implement in the home.”

Adams added the workshops can help identify which parenting styles best match their children’s personalities and needs, as well as the potential to create a support group among participants. “We want to help parents establish a natural support system of other parents in the community—parenting is tough work, and it can be isolating. We are hopeful that area parents will meet other families in similar stages of life with whom they can connect going forward.”

The group will meet for 90 minutes once per week and is open to any family in northeastern Connecticut. The class fee is covered by most major insurances.

Those interested in participating should contact the Putnam office (17 Kennedy Drive) at (860) 821-2985.


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