Free parenting workshops planned

| 15 Feb 2024 | 02:13

Parents and caregivers are invited to attend free workshops designed to offer practical strategies for common parenting challenges, including anger management, positive discipline, handling disobedience and promoting resiliency.

Workshops will be offered at Project Self-Sufficiency and at locations throughout Sussex County as well as online.

Pizza and child care will be available to attendees at all in-person sessions.

Those who attend two of the in-person workshops will receive a $25 gift card; attendees at three events will receive a $50 gift card.

• “The Power of Positive Parenting” will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at Project Self-Sufficiency; at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Garden Grove Preschool in Sparta; and at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at Hardyston Middle School.

• “Raising Resilient Children” will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at Project Self-Sufficiency.

• “Raising Confident, Competent Children” will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, March 18 at Montague Township School; at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Project Self-Sufficiency; and at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at Durban Avenue School in Hopatcong.

• A weekly parenting discussion class will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 3, 10, 17 and 23 at Project Self-Sufficiency.

For those unable to attend in-person workshops, “Raising Safe Kids” will be offered online at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning April 9. A certificate of completion is available for the virtual series.

The in-person workshops will help participants identify their parenting goals, address behavioral problems and promote healthy child development by using the Triple P Positive Parenting Program. That is a comprehensive education initiative aimed at parents, health-care professionals, educators, and caregivers of infants, toddlers and school-aged children.

The virtual series uses the ACT Parents Raising Safe Kids curriculum developed by the American Psychological Association to develop effective parenting skills and prevent behavioral issues and violence.

“These workshops will give parents, caregivers and educators simple and practical strategies to help build strong healthy relationships, confidently manage children’s behavior, manage their own anger and ultimately prevent problems from developing,” said Deborah Berry-Toon, executive director at Project Self-Sufficiency.

Those interested may call 973-940-3500 or register online at