FamilyWorks provides a free program for teen parents in collaboration with the North Seattle Family Center. We strive to promote the positive growth of teen parents by facilitating peer support groups, offering parenting classes/ workshops, and providing the opportunity to participate in a home visiting program. We also provide individual one on one time in which a teen parent can receive needed advocacy, guidance, encouragement, and support. Inherent in the program is the goal of providing teen parents with information about community resources and the skills to access them.
The teen parent support group meets at the North Seattle Family Center twice a month on Wednesday evenings**. Because this program is very flexible and subject to change, you should always call Gladys for information about the current schedule. She is available at (206) 694-6729 on Thursdays from 10am – 4:30pm and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Gladys can also be reached at the North Seattle Family Center (206) 364-7930 or email@example.com. The North Seattle Family Center is located at 2611 NE 125th Street, Suite 145, Seattle 98125, you can reach the North Seattle Family Center at 206-364-7930. Any parent or expectant parent aged 23 or under is welcome to participate in the program.
**Our current schedule of topics for the support group is:
January 28–Developmental Parenting: we will explore your child’s current developmental stage and talk about what to expect as your child grows. Knowing more about child developmental enables parents to have realistic expectations and to better understand behavior.
February 11–Learn more about money and how to manage it: budgeting, getting a credit report, making financial goals.
February 25-Family Communication: we will discuss communication styles, how to increase your ability to communicate, and how to help your child learn good communication skills.
March 11–Discussion about neighborhood safety with the Seattle Neighborhood Group.
March 25–Parents as Role Models: we will talk about what an important role model you are for your child and how important it is to take care of yourself.
April 8–Emergency Preparedness: what to do to keep you and your family safe in the event of an emergency.
April 22–How children learn through playing: we will talk about how playing builds the foundation for all future learning. How play helps children learn to solve problems, to communicate with others, and to gain vocabulary/academic concepts.
May 13–representative from the Seattle Vocation Institute will come and discuss their programs.
May 27–Problem Solving with Children: we will discuss how to learn from mistakes, find solutions, and repair situations as parents. There will be discussion about how to help children build problem solving skills.
June 10–Healthy Relationships: group discussion about how to create healthy relationships with our partners
June 24–FIELD TRIP
Topics and schedules are subject to change so call Gladys to confirm topics and to let her know you are planning to attend.