Strong families exist in many different forms and circumstances, but they share similar qualities. The Clayton County Extension Service offers programs for youth and adults that promote the development of positive qualities for strong families.
Effective parenting and quality child care can positively impact the development of strong families. What is effective parenting? What skills are necessary? Research tells us that some approaches to child rearing tend to result in healthier, happier families. We can't prescribe a formula for having children grow up to be caring responsible adults. We can identify the characteristics and practices, however, of families that nurture their members, instill values, and create caring communities.
The ABC's of Parenting offers support and guidance to families through a series of parenting classes that focus on topics such as human growth and development, alternative discipline methods to corporal punishment, limit setting, family cooperation, effective communication and stress management.
PARENT AIDE SERVICES
Parenting education and support provided by home visiting Parent Aides often enhances skill building, self-esteem and reduces feelings of isolation. This service provides intensive "hands-on" support for families in crisis. Parent Aides often work with in-home therapists who provide family counseling.
The UGA Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability status.
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The University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences Cooperative Extension Consumer Publications. Publications are available for online viewing or printing (pdf). Publications cover 5 major content areas:
- Food Safety
- Health and Nutrition
- Housing and Environment
- Financial Security
- Child and Family Development
Cooperative Extension Coordinator:
1262 Government Circle
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 473-3945
Fax: (770) 473-5438
Telephone: (770) 473-3947
Fax: (770) 603-4878