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Welcome Parents

Parents find CPT's programs to be very helpful in offering guidance and skills on the many challenges they face. Issues such as ever-changing technology (how do I keep my child safe on social media sites?), substance use/abuse ( how do I guide my child away from vaping, smoking, alcohol and drug use?) and relationship guidance (is my child being bullied?  How can I help?)  are topics addressed through CPT's high quality programs.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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Reassuring Yourself and Your Teen During Turbulent Times: a 4-Part Series for Parents of High School Age Children

This 4 part series will explore how experiencing challenging times, including those of great loss, evokes many reactions in the adolescent child and how vital it is that we as the caring adults in the teen's life respond with calm, supportive guidance that is soothing and reassuring.  Our presenter will emphasize ways to keep the doors of communication open as our children cope with the many ups and downs experienced during adolescence. 

4 Mondays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2020, from 7 - 8:30 PM

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Parenting with Confidence in a Complicated, Digital World: Promoting Conversation and Understanding to Help Keep Kids Safe Online

 Presented by psychologist Dr. Rachel Kramer

And “Turning Life On” founder Adrienne Principe.

Learn more about what is actually going on, and what parents can do to keep their kids safe online.

Free and open to all interested adults, especially parents, grandparents and caregivers! Tuesday evening March 10, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

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Free QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Suicide Prevention Workshop

This QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 2-hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers). The process follows three steps: (1) Question the individual's desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources.   Monday, April 6, 2020

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Raising Your Challenging Child with Self-Compassion and Courage

A FREE 6-week Parent Support Group Program for parents/grandparents of challenging children  (4-9 years old).

Held Monday Mornings beginning March 9, 2020, and ending on April 13 (please hold April 27 for snow date) from 9:30 to 11 AM.  These small group sessions will be located at the Ripley Administration Building, 120 Meriam Road, Concord, MA. 

LIMITED # of SPOTS.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

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Mindfulness Workshops for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers

 I V Y  C H I L D  I N T E R N A T I O N A L , in partnership with the Center for Parents and Teachers, is hosting a series of 8 mindfulness workshops for school year 2019-2020. 

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Support Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs

INSPIRE is a FREE 6-week Parent Support Group Program for parents/grandparents of children with special needs (4-9 years old).

Held Tuesday mornings, from 9:30 AM to 11 AM starting March 24th until May 5th, 2020.  These small group sessions will be located at the Ripley Administration Building, 120 Meriam Road, Concord, MA. 

LIMITED # of SPOTS.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!