Parent Education and Support Workshops
All workshops held at Ozaukee Family Services. We are located in The Family Enrichment Center at 885 Badger Circle in Grafton.
Meets twice a month (the 2nd Monday AND 4th Friday) through May. In June, July & August will meet once a month on the 2nd Monday, 9:30 – 10:30 am
An open and interactive group for parents and their children age 0-4, using books and activity stations centered around themes. Come and play with your child while interacting with other parents in our safe and fun playroom! Enjoy different toys, gain ideas to try at home, make new friends or bring friends to share in the fun! Space is limited. Please call to reserve a spot! Facilitated by Ozaukee Family Services’ Parents as Teachers staff.
Let’s Play to Learn
- Thursday, February 7, 10:00 – 11:00 am – Cabin Fever
- Monday, February 18, 10:00 – 11:00 am – Making Music
- Tuesday, March 26, 10:00 – 11:00 am – Let’s Get Messy!
- Wednesday, May 1, 10:00 – 11:00 am – May Day! May Day!
Learn ways to stimulate your 2 – 4 year old’s learning and creativity through these play-based parent and child workshops. These workshops fill quickly! Facilitated by Ozaukee Family Services’ Parents as Teachers staff.
Understanding Anxiety in Your Child
- Monday, February 18, 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Elementary School through 5th grade
- Monday, March 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Middle through High School
As a parent or caregiver, how do we support someone who is struggling with anxiety? What’s the difference between ‘normal’ situational anxiety and something more? Learn to recognize symptoms and how anxiety can affect a child’s day to day life. Dr. Dave and Allie will discuss types of anxiety and strategies for both parent and child to ease challenging situations. Facilitated by Dr. David Eichenhofer, PhD., Eichenhofer Psychological Services and OFS counselor, Allie Eichenhofer, MSW, APSW.
Parenting Your Spirited Child
Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
For parents of children who are more intense, persistent, resistant to change or generally more spirited than most. Learn ways to work with your child’s spirit and temperament, including positive parenting and discipline techniques. Techniques and teachings based on Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. Facilitated by Kathy Bergmann, Parent Educator.
Thursday, March 7, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Does your child only eat certain foods or suddenly refuse to eat his favorite foods? Are you frustrated that mealtime is a battle with your child? Please join in a conversation about raising healthy eaters. WIC nutritionists will be sharing tangible, practical strategies to help minimize mealtime frustration and provide easy meal ideas for busy families. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children under 5 years old. However, this class will address eating habits of older children as well.
Brushing Up on Dental Health for All Ages
Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
A great smile has 32 parts…but, what if getting the kids to brush is a battle? Are the kids doing a good enough job when they brush? Developing healthy dental habits has a lifelong impact. Learn tips and techniques from Dr Katie Hansen, DDS, Hometown Dental, to make brushing less stressful and more fun for you and your family.
The Incredible Years
Mondays, March 18 – May 6 (NO class on April 15), 6:00 – 8:00 pm
This 7-week course for parents is an evidence-based parenting program designed to help promote the social, emotional and academic success of kids ages 2-14. Parents learn how to prevent, reduce and treat emotional challenges in children through a positive and nurturing approach. The course introduces developmentally appropriate and consistent responses to increase children’s self-esteem, reduce conflict in the home and promote a strong and healthy family. Facilitated by OFS staff.
Talking to Your Teen about Suicide and Self-Harm
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Talking to your teen about tough topics can feel overwhelming. Suicide is one of those topics where it can be
hard to know what to say, or how, or when. Did you know that over 16% of public high school students in
Wisconsin have considered suicide in the last year? Recent studies indicate that up to 37% of adolescents have
engaged in some form of self-harm. Learn how to recognize the warning signs, and what to do if you are worried
about someone you know. Watch and participate in role play and take home practical information on how you
can help those you love. Facilitated by Ozaukee Family Services’ counseling staff, Elizabeth Davison, LPC and
Ashley Maas, MSW, APSW.
Tuesdays, April 23 – May 21, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Kathy Bergmann, Certified Educator of Infant Massage and OFS parent educator, will demonstrate how to perform basic infant massage and stroke techniques. She’ll share the benefits of infant massage for both the infant and care giver including research regarding the benefits of touch in the healthy growth and development of a child. Parents/caregivers are invited to attend with babies from birth to 10 months.