The Howard County Family
Institute is an education, information and community outreach program of the
Office of Children and Families, Department of Community Resources and
Services. Our Mission is to assist parents in their parenting role by providing
education that enhances caregiver skills, knowledge and behavior with a vision
that all children will start life with a strong foundation. The Family
Institute supports the early childhood system by implementing evidenced based
programming and partnering with early childhood stakeholders to build family
engagement practices and education.
We offer classes, workshops and informational sessions
for parents on many topics, including child development, positive discipline,
school readiness and finding resources.
Click here to view workshops we
. To suggest topics
for future workshops or to learn more, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-313-1940 (voice/relay). or call 410-313-1940 (voice/relay).
Tuesday , December 8, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Nothing I Do Works: A Parent’s Guide to Challenging
Do tantrums, power struggles and misbehavior make daily life difficult in
your household? The Pyramid Model is a comprehensive, research based approach
that considers all of the factors that impact a child, family and a child's
behavior. Learn how to set the stage to decrease negative behaviors from
happening in the first place and what to do when they do occur. Ask
questions and leave with skills and resources that you can use immediately for
young children ages 2 to 6 that will help you feel more confident in your
Free Online Workshop , Register here
Wednesday December 16, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m
Worries, Concerns and Apprehensions
Young children have anxiety and parents can help children learn positive ways
on how to cope during these difficult times.
In the early years, schoolwork, friends, reactions to
negative experiences, or just the anticipation of something happening can
overwhelm a child. In addition, the changes, stress and uncertainty of COVID
has increased children's worries. Many parents report about the anxiety that
affects children and the entire family. Attend this workshop to:
Review the signs and the symptoms of worry in children.
Understand how to identify what is causing your child stress. Learn techniques
to teach and demonstrate strategies to help your child process and work through
their worries. This interactive workshop allows time to ask questions to a
mental health professional on how to help your family. For pre-k through
Free Online Workshop, Register here
Workshops can also be created or tailored to meet your group’s needs. Submit an On-Site Request Form to the Family Engagement Specialist, at email@example.com.
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