DAVID LAWRENCE CENTER NOW ACCEPTING ENROLLMENT FOR FREE PARENTING PREVENTION PROGRAMS THAT BEGIN IN OCTOBER 2016

August 19th, 2016

Naples, Fl – The David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, is pleased to announce registration is now being accepted for the “Parenting Today” and “Parenting Teens” Prevention Programs.

Parenting Today is a video and discussion-based series that provides tools to assist highly stressed parents learn the skills they need to parent children (age 5-12) more effectively. Program participants receive education on improving communication, stimulating independence, teaching responsibility, and discipline techniques that work. The program is covered in six weekly sessions. Courses are offered on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The next session starts October 5, 2016. Spanish courses may also be offered, based on the number of referrals.

Parenting Teens is designed to provide tools for parents of children who are experiencing behavioral difficulties with their strong-willed or out-of-control adolescent children (ages 13-18). Program participants receive education on preventing and intervening in the child’s negative choices, addressing problematic behavior, changing destructive behavior, rebuilding family relationships, and identifying and understanding drug use, violence and sexuality. The program is covered in six weekly sessions. Courses are offered on Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and begin on October 6, 2016. Spanish courses may also be offered, based on the number of referrals.

Both programs are offered at no charge at David Lawrence Center’s Horseshoe Satellite Services Office located at 2806 Horseshoe Drive. For more information or to sign up, please call 239-263-4013.

David Lawrence Center is the Southwest Florida-based, not-for-profit leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community based prevention and treatment services for the one in four local children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. David Lawrence Center has eight locations in Collier County and touches the lives of more than 50,000 people each year. For more information about David Lawrence Center call 239-455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org.

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