S.A.F.E. Parent Resource Center

February to April 2020

Calendar of Services

The Strengthening All Families Effectively (SAFE) Parent Resource Center is a new program that has received funding to begin offering parent education classes, workshops, drop-in groups and family law and child support clinics in the east valley.

Operated by the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA), all services will be open to all parents, grandparents and foster parents, serving all cultures and backgrounds. We  provide a range of daytime and evening resources at no cost. Free child care will also be available (please register for child care in advance). Registration is recommended by visiting our website  www.nativeamericanfathers.org  For additional information, call 480.833.5007. The address is 460 North Mesa Drive, Suite 115, Mesa, AZ 85201.

Workshops

Ethical Decision Making in the Family 

This workshop will focus on the application of problem-solving and decision-making skills to ethical and moral issues that arise in couples and families regarding finances, child rearing, personal behavior, household responsibilities, and related issues. 

Tuesday 2/18 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 

 

Understanding Addictive Behaviors 

Addictive behaviors are difficult to stop, even when there is a strong personal desire to change. They are enslaving habits, particularly when mind-altering substances are used. Addictive behaviors often override reason or rational thinking.  

Tuesday 2/25 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 

 

He Said, She Said  

Boys and girls, women and men learn to communicate using different approaches and preferences. We will explore gender communication patterns and identify strategies to help participants enhance their capacity to communicate more effectively with each other.  

Tuesday 3/3 6:00 to 8:00 pm 

 

Positive Discipline 

Positive discipline teaches children from a young age to become responsible, considerate and resourceful adolescents and adults. The course instills important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging of both children and parents. You may attend one, two or three sessions. 

Tuesdays 3/10, 3/17, & 3/24 6:00 to 8:00 pm 

 

Strengthening Relationships  

This workshop will also offer participants the opportunity to discuss and develop healthy boundaries to allow participants to define their personal limits and determine appropriate responses to violations of those boundaries.  It will also explore how compulsive behaviors impact healthy relationships.  

Tuesday 3/31                      10:00 to 12:00  

 

Anger Management for Parents 

Anger may be beneficial, terrifying, cathartic or destructive for individuals and families. We will examine reaction patterns, gender influences, the anger cycle and power and control issues in a safe environment. Participants may attend one, two or all three sessions. 

Tuesdays, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 6:00 to 8:00 pm 

Attachment and Bonding 

This session explores emotional connections formed by wordless communication between infants and parents or primary caregiver. The sense of well-being of secure infant attachment lasts forever and positively influences social interactions and interpersonal relationships throughout life. 

Tuesday, 4/28 10:00am to12:00 pm 

 

On-Going Drop-in Groups  

Fatherhood is Sacred® Motherhood is Sacred® 

This series of classes teaches the approach to a highly successful parenting curriculum that explores five core principles to grow happy and safe families. Parents learn the importance of loving and caring for their families, assisting with problem solving and teaching the true principles of fatherhood and motherhood.  This course is 12 sessions. If you are not able to attend every session, you are still invited to join us at any time.    

Mondays from 1/6-4/6                              1:30 to 3:30 pm 

  

Parents of Children with Special Needs 

An on-going drop-in group for parents meets to discuss co-parenting, discipline styles, dealing with education, medical and behavioral health systems, effective communication, sibling rivalry and related issues in a non-judgmental setting.

 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month                6:00 to 7:30 pm 

 

Family Law Clinic 

Offers one-to-one 15-minute consultation with a family law attorney addressing custody, parenting time, child support, paternity establishment and divorce law. 

Second Monday    3/9, 4/13    6:00 to 8:00 pm 

 

Child Support Clinic 

Offers one-to-one consultation with a representative of the Arizona Department of Child Support Services. 

Second Monday    3/9, 4/13        6:00 to 8:00 pm

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