workshop announcements from The Newton Partnership

——————————————————————The
Importance of Play
with Dr. Lawrence J. Cohen

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
7:00-8:30 pm
The Freedman Center at the MA School of Professional Pschology
1 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA

Learn why “playful parenting” is so important and so successful in
building strong, close bonds between parents and children. Dr. Cohen is
the author of popular parenting books Playful Parentingand The Power of
Roughhousing. For moms and dads of preschool/elementary children!
Event is free, but pre-registration is required
at http://www.mspp.edu/community/freedman-center/index.php, or by calling
617-332-3666.

—————————————————————————Preventing
Child Sexual Abuse:
“It’s Not Just Jenna”
A True Story of Child Sexual Abuse and Survival
with Gail Sommer and Meg Bossong

Thursday, November 8, 2012
7:00-9:00 pm
100 Walnut Street, Room 210, Newtonville, MA

As a parent or caregiver to a child, you’ve probably thought often about
all the ways you want to keep your child safe from harm. When it comes to
child sexual abuse, though, if you’ve ever felt uncertain about where to
start or what opportunities you have to think about prevention, you’re
not alone. Join Gail Sommer, of NCSC’s Child Assault Prevention program
and Meg Bossong, of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, for a short film,
and a discussion about understanding child sexual abuse, how to recognize
warning signs that a child might have been abused or that someone might be
at risk to harm a child, and everyday actions that can help to make kids
safer. For parents of children of all ages. For more information,
please contact: gsommer@ncscweb.org. This workshop is free and no
pre-registration is necessary.

—————————————————————————The
Power of Positive Discipline
with Dr. Deborah Weinstock-Savoy

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
7:00-8:30 pm
The Freedman Center at the MA School of Professional Pschology
1 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA

Learn how to set limits with young children while enhancing the
development of their self-esteem. Presented by popular presenter Deborah
Weinstock-Savoy, Ph.D. Event is free, but pre-registration is required
at [ http://www.mspp.edu/community/freedman-center/index.php
]http://www.mspp.edu/community/freedman-center/index.php or by calling
617-332-3666.

—————————————————————————An
Evening with Dr. Edward Hallowell: The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
7:30 pm
Leventhal-Sidman JCC
333 Nahanton St., Newton, MA

Best-selling author Dr. Edward Hallowell will address concrete actions
that will encourage the development of happy, moral, and connected
adults. Co-sponsored by the Newton Public Schools and the
Leventhal-Sidman JCC. For more information, contact families@jccgb.org or
617-558-6414, or click [
http://www.bostonjcc.org/CalendarDetails.aspx?EventID=3486 ]here.