September 21, 2017

Forum on Families & Children

The Parent Project®, Why-Try and Loving Solutions
 The Parent Project® is a 10-week parent education and support program designed specifically for parents of strong-willed or out-of-control adolescent children. The curriculum teaches concrete identification, prevention, and intervention strategies for destructive adolescent behaviors (poor school attendance and performance, alcohol and other drug use, gangs, runaways, and violent teens, etc.). Program, dinner and supplies are FREE. Participants are expected to attend each session and complete assignments during the week. Parents meet one night per week, for three hours per session for the first 6 sessions and for two hours per session for the last 4 sessions. 
Butler County has adopted the WhyTry Program for students. This FREE program helps to answer the question "why should I try in school"? WhyTry uses a series of ten visual metaphors to teach vital social, emotional, and leadership principles. The program's unique multi-sensory approach caters to every learning type. Over 2 million students have participated in this program. Parent's must be enrolled in Parent Project in order for their child to participate in the WhyTry program. The program will run on the same nights and at the same time as The Parent Project®. 
Loving Solutions is a parent-training program designed specifically for parents raising difficult younger children, ages 5-10 years. Also known as "Parent Project®, Jr.," this program utilizes the same principles found successful in Parent Project® Sr., adapted to the needs of younger children.
When and where are the next sessions?  These programs are offered at multiple sites around Butler County. New sessions begin monthly. Visit our website to see upcoming dates and locations. 
What is CenteringPregnancy?
CenteringPregnancy brings together pregnant women with similar due dates for group prenatal care. This type of care has three main components: health assessments, education and support.

* CenteringPregnancy improves birth outcomes: published research studies show that women enrolled in Centering have healthier babies and Centering addresses the racial disparity in infant mortality 

* Centering empowers pregnant women by allowing them to participate in their care
* Moms enrolled in Centering are more self-confident and better prepared for labor, delivery and the care of their infants
* Pregnant women enrolled in Centering spend 10x more time with their provider than they would with other types of prenatal care
* Pregnant women enrolled in Centering report higher satisfaction with their prenatal care, and this makes them more likely to keep their prenatal care appointments

For more information  about CenteringPregnancy see the full article here or contact: The Butler County Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality (PRIM) Phone: 513-887-5251 Email:

Hamilton Living Water Ministry, Inc. After School Program 
Free program begins September 18th for children grades K-12(Free dinner for those who attend the After School Program) Monday- Thursday After School 3:45 pm until 6:30 pm. Come get help with homework and hang out with friends. Enjoy soccer, outdoor time, computer lab, art, dance, music and other activities. Dinner will be served from 5:45 - 6:15. All children must be registered in the after school program. Registration forms are available in the office at 510 S. 8th Street, Hamilton OH. Children must have a form to attend. Transportation may be available to our program for some children. Call the office at 894-9892 for details.

Building Partnership for Student Success - IEP 101 
IEP. ETR. RTI....what does it all mean? Whether your child has just received a special needs diagnosis or you need more tools for your toolbox, this IEP basic training is for you! Choose from either 
Register for Thrive Night here!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County
Want to help support youth mentoring in an easy practical way? Click here to view a wish list for BBBS on Amazon. 

Pre-Campaign Overview for Youth-Service Providers, Educators, Community Leaders and Stakeholders
Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) will soon be launching a statewide social marketing campaign that empowers young people to step up and help peers, friends, classmates, and siblings deal with issues like depression, stress, anger, loneliness, bullying, or harassment. The plan is to link young people to local and state-level resources, information, immediate crisis intervention, and longer-term care (if needed). This is an opportunity to view the campaign ahead of it's launch and ask questions in order to better support our youth once the campaign is in full swing. Starting in mid-September, Be Present will be offering hour-long information sessions to a wide variety of grassroots stakeholders, youth-serving programs, and community-based organizations. Come to one of these sessions to see and hear why galvanizing support for the mental and emotional wellness of our youth is so important - and how you can be part of the solution! Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm UMADAOP Cincinnati 3021 Vernon Place, Suite #2 Cincinnati, OH 45219. Register Here

Free Webinar- 5 Effective Strategies to Increase Student Motivation
Motivation is not something students are born with. In fact, we know both from our own research and the research of others that low student motivation can be increased with the right interventions. In this webinar, you'll learn:
* Why it's important to focus on improving student motivation
* The five factors Search Institute has identified that build student motivation
* What makes a relationship transformative for a young person's development and success
* The research behind relationships and motivation
Here are the details of the webinar: Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Time: 11:30 am CST

HAMILTON LIVING WATER MINISTRY, INC.- Part-time position available serving our children Monday-Thursday during our after school program now through May.  This position follows the Hamilton City School District Calendar.   If you are at least 18 years old, (or soon to be) and enjoy working with children email your resume to Cathy Hester @ for consideration.  Applications will also be accepted Monday-Thursday 9AM-6PM.    
Big Brothers Big Sisters-  Enrollment Specialist


Professional Development
Upcoming FCFC Meetings
October 10 - Asset Builders Network 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
October 16- Cross Systems Training Committee 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
November 1 - FCFC Administrative Council Meeting 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Family & Youth

For  Family and Youth events in September see the   Pause Newsletter here. 

On-Going Events
- SAFE (Substance Abuse Family Education)

Learn more at
Heather Wells 
Butler County Family & Children First Council

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