Teaching parents the skills they need to know


Do you have questions about the effects of drugs and alcohol on your teen's brain?

How can you help your child get into college? And how will you pay for it?

Not sure if you have the best techniques to begin teaching your preschooler to read?

Are you looking for advice in raising someone else's kids?

These are just a few of the questions that will be answered at the fifth annual Parent University, coming to Clackamas River Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parents, grandparents, foster parents, teenagers, teachers, childcare providers and anyone who makes the difference in the life of a child or adolescent is invited to pre-register by calling 503-630-4966.

The cost if $8 for adults, $12 for a couple and $10 per child for the 'Kid's Camp,' which is limited to 50 children on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarships are available if needed-call for information.

Parent University Inc. is a non-profit organization for the purpose of enhancing the skills of parents and others who care for children. It's mission is to provide parents with essential skills that will allow them to successfully meet the challenges of the time, to strengthen families and more effectively link efforts of parents with professional resources.

Most of the class instructors for Parent University are professionals. Several doctors will speak, as well as counselors, a principal and other school officials.

Everyone will be greeted in the morning before parents of teens and younger children split up and have the opportunity to attend several classes in two one and a half hour sessions.

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