WASHBURN COUNTY -- Parenting is one of the hardest and most important jobs anyone can do. Every stage along the way brings more questions and difficult choices. Yet, honest conversations about the challenges of parenting are rare – especially when a parent or child is struggling. That is where parenting groups come in.
Are you looking for resources to support your role as a parent, grandparent, or caregiver? Have you wanted to connect with others and share ideas and seek support for challenges in doing so? ICAA’s Prevention Services has a great opportunity for you: a new parenting group called Family Ties.
Family Ties is a virtual discussion group of parents, grandparents, and caregivers with common life situations, experiences, and challenges who meet weekly to share information, strategies, and resources as well as provide parenting support to one another. Once registered, group participants also receive a username and password for free access to a website that contains a variety of resources for those who care about the children in their lives.
Family Ties is available to anyone in Burnett, Clark, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, or Washburn counties. Participants can choose their level of involvement in the program by joining the virtual discussion each week, accessing resources on the website, or a combination of the two. In addition, a Family Ties newsletter is distributed monthly to registered participants.
Some of the Family Ties resources and topics include:
- Healthy lifestyles
- Substance use prevention in the family
- Ages and stages of child development
- Talking to our kids and grandkids
- Supporting traumatized children
- Grandparents and grandkids together
- Grandparenting from a distance: how to connect with your grandkids and support them
- Co-parenting when you are no longer a couple
- Violence in the family
- Other, participant-generated discussion topics/resources
- Special topics from various, virtual presenters with a variety of backgrounds
About ICAA: Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 Charitable Organization and an equal opportunity employer and provider operating under an Affirmative Action plan.