Mar 23, 2013 12:00am - 1:00pm


 “Parenting POWER,” a Saturday morning information session, will be held on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30 12:30 CharlottesvilleHigh School. David Waters, PhD, a licensed family therapist, will start the morning with words of encouragement for parents who are raising children in this fast-moving and ever-changing age. Following Dr. Waters’ remarks, parents may choose from individual information sessions that will include:

• Parenting Self Care


• How To Talk So Your Kids Will Listen & Listen so Your Kids Will Talk


• Healthy Eating & Sleep Habits


• Talking With Children About Difficult & Sensitive Topics

• Gang Prevention & Awareness in Our Community

• Healthy Teen Relationships & the Teen Dating Culture

• Internet Safety


Free food, information and door prizes will also be available throughout the morning event. Assistance with childcare and/or transportation may be available that day and can be requested by contacting Safe Schools/Healthy Students at: or (434) 872-4568. To pre-register for the information sessions, got to the Safe Schools/Healthy Students website at:

Parenting POWER is the result of collaboration between a number of community agencies that work to support children, families and parents. Says Carol Fox, Project Leader from Safe


Schools/Healthy Students: “This event capitalizes on the experience and expertise of many community partners and really does harness the POWER of multiple agencies that support parents and children in our community. All of us want this day to be energizing and uplifting for parents.” Adds Brenda Sampe, Child Protective Services Supervisor for the City of Charlottesville Department of Social Services, “The planning team for Parenting POWER really believes that the most important things we could offer parents are support for some of the difficult issues they face and affirmation of the critical roles they play in the lives of their children. We hope they’ll find both at Parenting POWER, and we hope our collaborative can be a continued source of information, inspiration and support in the future.”

Parenting POWER Partner Agencies:

Albemarle County Department of Social Services

Albemarle County Police Department

Albemarle County Public Schools

Charlottesville City Department of Social Services

Charlottesville City Police Department

Charlottesville City Public Schools

CharlottesvilleStudent Health Advisory Board

Children, Youth and Family Services


JeffersonArea Child Health Improvement Program

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Albemarle/Charlottesville Project

Sexual Assault Resource Agency

Smart Beginnings

University of VirginiaTeenHealthCenter

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