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Parents face tremendous challenges and dilemmas while raising a child. Parent only classes are designed to meet the needs of today’s families. Our classes provide community and a shared learning experience for moms, dads, and those who work with children.

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  • Family Patterns and Roles: The Impact on Behaviors

    A workshop for home and center-based child care providers sponsored by Anoka-Hennepin Child Care Collaborative.Families play an essential role in the emotional, physical, and social development of individual family members. Research has found that the family's functioning impacts the child's development and behaviors. Families that function in a healthy manner are well equipped to deal with the many normal changes and unexpected crises that confront them throughout their lifetime. By understanding the family patterns and dynamics, providers are able to support families and their functioning in order to help children grow in healthy and supportive environments. You will discuss skills and strategies to support the families they work with.This behavior guidance course meets the licensed family child care annual training requirement (Develop Event ID: 181714). This is an adult-only event – no childcare is provided.About the presenter: Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E (III) is the Mental Health Specialist for Reach Up Inc., a Head Start and Early Head Start agency in St. Cloud, MN. Prior to this position she taught preschool for eight years and has had experience working in a day treatment program for preschool children. She provides in-home family therapy and classroom support for children identified with challenging behaviors as well as reflective consultation and therapeutic parent education groups. Tracy also teaches online for the Center for Early Education and Development at the University of Minnesota and provides trainings around the Midwest.