Parent Education and Support Workshops

Workshops are held at our office at 4922 Columbia Road, Cedarburg.

If there is a topic that you would like addressed, please email us.

Playgroups

Summer: Tuesdays (June 14, July 12, and August 16), 9:30-10:30 am
Fall: 1st Tuesday AND 3rd Thursday of each month (September 6 – December 15), 9:30-10:30 am

An open and interactive group for parents and their children age 0-5 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. Facilitated by Parents as Teachers staff.

Lets Play to Learn

Tuesday, September 27, Thursday, October 27, and Wednesday, December 14, 9:30-10:30 am

Learn ways to stimulate your 2-4 year old’s learning and creativity through these fun, play-based, parent and child workshops. These workshops fill quickly so register early! Free limited childcare for younger children.

Anger Management for Children

Thursday, September 22, 6:00-7:30 pm

Learn a wide variety of techniques that can be used to help children with self-calming, anger, and stress relief. You will acquire strategies that can be used at school, home, or on the go. Facilitated by Michael Boelman, CST and Youth Group Coordinator at Ozaukee Family Services. FREE limited childcare available.

Lost In Cyberspace: Effective Parenting in a Digital World

Thursday, October 6, 6:00-7:30 pm

Understand the power, potential, and risks of social media and the internet. Parents will learn how families, teens, and adults are affected. You’ll also gain tools for minimizing risks and maximizing benefits of the digital world around us. Facilitated by Ruba Al’Saman, Prevent Education Coordinator at Ozaukee Family Services. Free limited childcare is available.

Rainbows

Every other Tuesday, October 11, 2022 – March 14, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm

Rainbows is a program for children and adolescents (K-12) who are dealing with major family changes such as divorce or death. The 12 week program seeks to provide a “rainbow” after the storm in a child’s life. Its goals are to help participants understand and express their feelings, to build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and to direct their energy toward a healthy acceptance of the changes that have taken place. Facilitated by Abi Ribecky and Laura Smith, Rainbows Coordinators at Ozaukee Family Services.

Strategies and Tips for Managing Autism

Thursday, October 20, 6:00-7:30 pm

In addition to an introductory understanding of autism including what is is and when to get help, will explore common intervention strategies for home, school, and therapeutic environments. These include helpful tips and tricks regarding possible school interventions, ideas for advocacy within IEPs or 504 plans, strategies to effectively navigate daily home life, and recommendations for parent coping and self-care. Facilitated by Dr. Elliot Broch of North Shore Center, LLC. Free limited childcare is available.

Are they Safe? Talking to Friend and Family about Suicide and How to Help

Warning: Suicidality can be a sensitive and/or triggering topic for some people

Thursday, November 10, 6:00-7:30 pm

Talking about tough topics, like suicide, can feel overwhelming. It can be hard to know what to say, or how or when to say it. Learn how to recognize the warning signs and what to do if you are worried about someone you know. You’ll receive practical information on how you can help those you care about. We will discuss myths of suicide, risk factors, warning signs, and how to help. Facilitated by OFS counselors Taylor Carter and Maddie Ralph. Free limited childcare is available.

Anxiety Management and Self-Regulation

Monday, December 12, 6:00-7:30 pm

Gain an understanding of the more common forms of anxiety seen in children, adolescents, and adults. Learn the neuroscience underlying and driving these anxieties and the healthy practices we can teach our children, and adopt ourselves, to manage them. Facilitated by Dr. Nathanael Schwarz of North Shore Center, LLC. T. Free limited childcare is available.

Infant Massage

Dates and Times TBD

Kathy Bergmann, certified educator of infant massage will demonstrate how to perform basic infant massage stroke techniques, as well as identify the benefits of infant massage for the infant and caregiver. Kathy will share research regarding the benefits of touch in the healthy growth and development of a child. Caregivers are invited to attend with babies from birth to 10 months old. Free limited childcare is available for older siblings.

The Incredible Years

Mondays, April 4 – May 23 (no class on April 18), 6:00-7:30 pm – FULL, but contact us to receive info about future sessions
We intend to offer this again in Fall – Dates and Times TBD

The Incredible Years is an evidence-based parenting program designed to help promote the social, emotional, and academic success of kids ages 2-10. Parents learn to prevent, reduce, and treat emotional challenges in children through a positive and nurturing approach. The program also allows parents to build a support network with other parents experiencing similar challenges. Click here for more details.

Did you miss one of our previous virtual programs? Descriptions and links to videos are below. 

Strategies & Tips for Managing ADHD 

This workshop took place via Zoom on April 22, 2021. To view a video of it, click here.  Nelson equips parents and caregivers with an introductory understanding of ADHD including what it is and when to get help. Common intervention strategies for home, school, and therapeutic environments are discussed. These include helpful tips and tricks regarding possible school interventions, ideas for advocacy within IEPs or 504 plans, strategies to effectively navigate daily home life, and recommendations for parent coping and self-care. Dr. Nelson is a Licensed Professional Counselor at North Shore Center, LLC.

Teen Substance Use: E-Cigarettes, Alcohol and Marijuana Demystified

This workshop took place via Zoom on November 5, 2020. To view a video of it, click here. Sammi Schams, LPC, SAC, discussed the importance of monitoring adolescents’ and young adults’ substance use. She covered E-Cigarettes, concerns with alcohol and marijuana use, warning signs, and protective factors. She also provided suggestions for parents/caregivers. Sammi is a psychotherapist at North Shore Center, LLC. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults struggling with substance use concerns and stress and mood disorders.

Interested in Attending?

Please call 262-376-7774 or email to register or for more information.

Thanks to the generous support of Ozaukee Family Services Donors and United Way of Northern Ozaukee, we offer all of our classes FREE OF CHARGE!

Thanks to the generosity of QuestionPro and its online survey platform, we are able to measure the outcomes of our programs and make ongoing improvements to better serve our community.