PARC Newsletter Volume 21

Topics include - bullying and prevention, an article from a teenage adoptee, self-care, meetings, events and information on tutoring assistance. 

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New Flint Family Support Meeting

PARC is pleased to announce a new adoptive and guardian family support meeting in Flint!  We will have a pot luck dinner at arrival.  Please bring a dish to pass, if you are able, but we should have plenty of food if you cannot.  Then parents and children will go into separate sessions for our meetings.  Childcare and/or youth group activities, depending on age, will be provided for children ages 5 and up with RSVP.

 

The first meeting will be April 7th from 6-8 pm, and meetings will continue on the first Thursday of each month.  The meeting will be held at South Baptist Church, G-4091 Van Slyke Rd., Flint, 48507.

 

Please RSVP to Rachel, and include the ages of any children who will be attending, by calling 734-528-1720 Ext. 23272 or by emailing Rachel_Kornilakis@judsoncenter.org.

 

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PARC Newsletter Volume 15

Our latest newsletter is now available online!  Articles focus on a variety of sibling experiences as well as tips for dealing with sibling rivalry and strategies for parenting siblings who are close in age.  Be sure to download it for lots of helpful information!

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Flint Water Crisis Support

Flint residents who are being impacted by the water crisis are encouraged to visit http://www.michigan.gov/flintwater/for support, assistance, directions, and important information.  Additionally, residents who need crisis counseling may call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.  Stress counseling for Flint residents is also available; to speak with a Mental Health Professional from Genesee Health System, call 810-257-3705 or click here for additional informaiton.  You may also call United Way 2-1-1 with questions or to volunteer services.

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PARC Newsletter Volume 14

Our latest newsletter is now available!  Articles include how to develop emotional intimacy with your family, reflections on National Adoption Day and Month, and details about the family-friendly activity of spreading random acts of kindness!

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PARC Newsletter Vol. 13

Check out our latest newsletter to get some back to school tips, learn about the expansion of PARC services to cover private and international adoptions, and find some end of summer activities for your family!

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PARC Newsletter Vol. 12

Our Volume 12 newsletter features information about the dos and don'ts of discipline, subsidized summer camps, and positive praise and incentivizing for children.

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PARC Lending Library

Check out our lending library! These books address the challenges and rewards of parenting and are housed at our Washtenaw office. Our staff has identified these titles as important resources for adoptive families. If you are interested in borrowing a book, please call the Region 5 office at 734-794-2988.

  • Parenting Today’s Adolescent | Dennis & Barbara Rainey
  • Seven Solutions for Burned-Out Parents | Dr. James Dobson
  • In Their Own Way: Accepting Your Children for Who They Are | Karen Johnson Zurheide & Jeffry R. Zurheide
  • Parenting at its Best: How to Raise Children with a Passion for Life | Fred A. Hartley III
  • Raising Great Kids | Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
  • Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids | Gregory C. Keck, PhD & Regina M. Kupecky, LSW
  • How to Keep Being a Parent… When Your Child Stops Being a Child : A Practice Guide to Parenting Adolescents | Nic Cooper & Rick McCoy
  • Meeting the Challenge: Using Love and Logic to Develop Attention and Behavior Skills | Jim Fay, Foster W. Cline, M.D. & Bob Sornson
  • The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience | Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD.
  • The 10 Commandments of Parenting: The Do’s and Don’ts for Raising Great Kids | Ed Young
  • When Love is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with Reactive Detachment Disorder | Nancy L. Thomas
  • The Connected Child | Karyn Purvis
  • Connection Parenting | Pam Leo
  • Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control (Vol. 1 and 2) | H. Forbes, B. Post
  • Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss | Claudia Jewett Jarratt
  • Adopting the Older Child | Claudia Jewett Jarratt
  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog (warning: pro evolution) | Bruce Perry
  • The Five Love Languages (children, teens) | Gary Chapman
  • The Explosive Child | Ross W. Greene
  • Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew | S. Eldridge
  • Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child | Beth O'Malley
  • All About Adoption (Children's book) | Marc Nemiroff

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PARC Newsletter

Check out our newsletter with great information on advocating for your children and tips to help the transition back to school.

Newsletter

Check out our newsletter for great summertime ideas and an update about the SED waiver.

PARC Newsletter

Please read Volume 6 Newsletter. There are many updates with the PARC Program.

Saving Our Sanity

Saving Our Sanity

A Support Group in Berrien County for all Resource Parents that will provide a sanctuary free of judgment allowing you to express yourself, feel accepted and be supported. This month we will discuss the many challenges we face parenting our unique children.  We know it’s not easy and we are here for you! 

Date: 3rd Thursday of the Month

Time:  6pm to 8pm, Dinner & Child care provided

RSVP: Angela Perry 269-757-4714,  elamarieperry@gmail.com

Location:  Stevensville Seventh-day Adventist Church

6657 Stevensville Baroda Rd Stevensville, MI 49127



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Volume 5 PARC Newsletter

The volume #5 PARC Quarterly Newsletter is filled with lots of back to school information, support group resources and great articles on family change and internet safety. Please take a look at the upcoming event section too,  we have many opportunities for your family to enjoy FREE events and trainings!

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Support Groups

Check out our calendar for support groups in your area.

Volume 5 PARC Newsletter

The volume #5 PARC Quarterly Newsletter is filled with lots of back to school information, support group resources and great articles on family change and internet safety. Please take a look at the upcoming event section too,  we have many opportunities for your family to enjoy FREE events and trainings!

Volume 5 pdf.pdf

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