The Family Institute

The Family Institute A parent education program

The Howard County Family Institute is a parent education program of the Office of Children and Families, Department of Community Resources and Services. We offer informational sessions and training workshops for parents on many topics, including child development, positive discipline, finding resources, and adolescent issues. Click here to view some of the workshops we have offered. To suggest topics for future workshops or to learn more, please email children@howardcountymd.gov or call 410-313-1940 (voice/relay).  


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Behavior Basics & Managing Meltdowns

Be proactive! Learn skills that will help your child in their transition into a new school year.

Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (SEFEL) is a comprehensive, research based approach that considers all of the factors that impact a child and family. Learn how to teach your child new skills to replace challenging behaviors. Learn how to set the stage to decrease negative behaviors from happening in the first place and what to do when they do occur. Leave this 3-part workshop with skills and resources that you can use immediately that will help you feel more confident in your parenting.

When:   3 Tuesdays; August 15, 22, & 29, 2017
Time:    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Howard County Office of Children and Families
             3300 North Ridge Rd. #360, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Cost:    $18
Who Should Attend: Parents, Grandparents & anyone involved with children ages 1-6
Registration Online for Behavior Basics & Managing Meltdowns
Register By Phone (voice/relay): 410-313-1940   

Unable to attend the August Behavior Basics workshops?

Register for the 2-part Saturday workshops!

When:  2 Saturdays; November 4 & 11, 2017
Time:   9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Where: Howard County Office of Children and Families
            3300 North Ridge Rd. #360, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Cost:    $18
Who Should Attend: Parents, Grandparents & anyone involved with children ages 1-6
Registration Online for Behavior Basics & Managing Meltdowns
Register By Phone (voice/relay): 410-313-1940
 

 


 

 

 

 To request a sign language interpreter or other accommodation to attend a workshop, call 410-313-1940 (voice/relay) at least one week in advance.

 

 

Parent Pages A quarterly digital publication from the Howard County Office Children and Families

     
Parent Pages Newsletter

Parent Pages is a family newsletter published by the Howard County Office of Children and Families. Each quarterly issue features news and tips from many of the programs in our office, including the Local Children's Board, Parents as Teachers, the CARE Center, Healthy Kids, and more. Parent Pages is a part of the Howard County Family Institute, an education and community outreach program. If you need this publication in an alternate format, please call 410-313-1940 (voice/relay). Access previous issues of Parent Pages.

The Office of Children and Families is a division of the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services. We post updates on training classes, information on upcoming events, and reminders about parent workshops on the Community Resources and Services Facebook page. You'll also find posts from other divisions of Community Resources and Services; The Office on Aging and Independence, Disabilities Services, and Consumer Protection. We hope you'll "like" us!