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February 03, 2006

Black history presentation in Hagerstown art gallery



Art "Art the Poet" Page will present the life and times of Jack Johnson, Paul Robeson and Mohammad Ali. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4. The Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191.




Parents: Learn how to help children make and keep friends



FREDERICK, Md. - "Helping Children Make and Keep Friends" will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Yellow Springs Elementary School, 8717 Yellow Springs Road.

Sandra Johanson, school counselor at Yellow Springs Elementary School, will discuss techniques parents and caregivers can use to help children develop the skills of making and keeping friends. The program is co-sponsored by Families Plus! and the Frederick County Public Schools' Counseling/Support Services.

Child Care Choices continued training credit is available for Maryland childcare providers. Training credit is also available for foster parents.

To register or for information, call 1-301-694-9002, fax 1-301-694-3374 or e-mail families_plus@att.net.

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Tips for basic dental care for families



FREDERICK, Md. - "Family Health Night: Dinner with the Dentist" will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Rock Creek School, 191 Waverly Drive. The event is free.

Dr. Joseph Camacho will speak about basic dental care for families and preventative dental care for children. A light dinner will be provided and childcare for children ages 3 to 8 will be available. Exhibitors will discuss health care resources in the community for families and caregivers.

The program is presented in Spanish with English translation available.

To register or for information, call 1-301-694-9002, fax 1-301-694-3374 or e-mail families_plus@att.net.

During separation: First, do no harm



FREDERICK, Md. - "Co-Parenting: Parenting After Separation" will be presented from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St. The program is free.

Social worker Linda Moran of the Center for Mind Body Therapies will present techniques parents can use to minimize harming children while working through issues connected to separation or the breakup of a relationship.

Parents, whether or not married, are encouraged to attend. Emphasis will be placed on written agreements that will help parents focus on priorities and set realistic expectations and boundaries concerning their children and their new relationships with each other. Either or both parents may attend.

At least six participants are needed for this class.

To register or for information, call 1-301-694-9002, fax 1-301-694-3374 or e-mail families_plus@att.net.

Anger management for children



FREDERICK, Md. - "Helping Kids with Anger Management and Problem Solving" will be presented Wednesday, Feb. 15. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. The event is free.

The program will discuss anger management and problem solving with time allowed for questions and discussion.

The program is co-sponsored by Families Plus! and the Frederick County Public Schools Community Agency School Services.

Child Care Choices continued training credit is available for Maryland childcare providers. Training credit is also available for foster parents.

To register or for information, call 1-301-694-9002, fax 1-301-694-3374 or e-mail families_plus@att.net.




Kids: Learn to make friends



An informational meeting about San Mar Treatment Foster Care will be presented at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Valley Mall's Community Room in Hagerstown.

The meeting will give information on how to become a qualified professional treatment foster parent. Training is offered at your convenience.

For information, call Joel Bowers at 301-733-7070, ext. 404. You must be at least 21 years old and a resident of Maryland.

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