Parent Effectiveness Training
Dates: Spring 2018
Classroom Days/Time: TBD
Scholarships may be available. For more information call Ganasini at 707-923-3065
Class Limit: 25
Location: Garberville Instructional Site - 286 Sprowl Creek Rd. Garberville, CA 95542
Instructor: Ganasini Devi
Whether you’re the parent of a toddler or a teenager, you know that parenting can be challenging—even overwhelming at times. Unfortunately, children don’t come with an instruction manual. And, being a parent doesn’t always mean that you automatically or instinctively know what to do.
Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) offers proven communication skills that really work. When they use these skills, parents are amazed with the dramatic improvement both in their families and in all their relationships. This program was created by award-winning psychologist and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Dr. Thomas Gordon, in 1962 and has been continually updated since.
You, too, can learn these communication and conflict resolution skills through Dr. Gordon’s P.E.T. program, taught by a certified P.E.T. Instructor.
How You and Your Family Will Benefit
- Your children will feel free to discuss their problems and concerns with you instead of withdrawing.
- They will learn self-discipline, self-control and an inner sense of personal responsibility.
- You will learn how to work with each other instead of against each other.
- You’ll experience fewer angry outbursts and more problem-solving.
- Everyone can participate in rule-setting so all will feel motivated to comply with the rules.
- There will be fewer power struggles—less tension, less resentment, more fun, more peace, more love.
What You Will Learn
- How to talk to your children so that they will listen to you.
- How to listen to your children so they feel genuinely understood.
- How to resolve conflicts and problems in your family so that no one loses and problems stay solved.
- A method for troubleshooting family problems and knowing which skills to use to solve them.
What is Community Education?
The Community and Economic Development department partners with the community to contribute to the economic vitality of the region, provides workforce training to support local employers' needs, and provides lifelong learning opportunities within the District. Community & Economic Development courses are not-for-credit classes offered in addition to the College’s academic program. The program is a self-supporting entity of College of the Redwoods. The courses are presented for your recreation and enjoyment.
How to Build a Class:
Are you looking for a part-time teaching position? All you need is a passion for a subject, expertise or skill in that area, and a desire to share that knowledge with others. A sense of humor, as well as good communication and people skills are important. You must be flexible and have a desire to educate people of all ages, sexes, abilities and cultural backgrounds. If this sounds like you, please contact us! The appropriate department will review all proposals. Courses are offered based on minimum enrollment, and availability of instructional requirements (such as classrooms, equipment, supplies, qualified instructor) to insure optimal instructional conditions.
To get started, we invite you to complete a Community Education Course Proposal Form and return it along with a current resume to the appropriate Community Education Coordinator (Community Programs, Business and Professional Training, Health Training, Real Estate, etc.) by mail to: CR Community Education 525 D Street, Eureka, CA 95501. For additional information, please reveiw the Community Education Instructor Handbook.