Section: The Institute for Prevention News

Parents, Grandparents and Guardians Invited to Five-Week Parenting Education Program Hosted by Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention


Ocean County, NJ – Parents who talk to their children an average of 15 minutes a day have children who are considerably less likely to try alcohol, marijuana and/or other drugs. While many of us know that communicating, listening and establishing rules are some of the ways to help youth avoid the dangers of drug and alcohol use, it is often difficult to put these strategies into action.

Beginning in February, Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention will host a five-week education program for parents, grandparents and guardians of children ages 6 – 11 titled, Parenting with a Purpose. Programs will be held as follows at Kimball Medical Center, located at 600 River Avenue in Lakewood. Program topics include parenting goals, behavior expectations and managing stress, utilizing rewards and effective communication, problem solving and setting limits.

Afternoon Program
Beginning Monday, February 3; Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Classes to be held on 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3 and 3/10


Evening Program
Beginning Thursday, February 6; 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Classes to be held on 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6 and 3/13

Fee is $150 per person or $125 per person for groups of two or more. Space is limited. Registration is required no later than
January 27. To register, visit

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