According to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), more than
21.5 million children between the ages of 6 and 17 played team sports
in 2011. In an effort to help parents create positive sports experiences
and athletic environments for children, the Brick Municipal Alliance,
supported by Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention, a division of the
Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Network, is offering a free, five-session
Parenting an Athlete program, beginning
Thursday, January 14 at 6 p.m. at the
Brick Recreation Department.
Led by Mark Firth with Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention, Parenting
an Athlete is a resiliency-based, parent skills training program for parents
of children between the ages of 11 and 18 who are involved in sports or
considering getting involved in sports.
Through Parenting an Athlete, parents will learn how to create a structure
for positive communication, the importance of reinforcing a bond with
their child and how to clarify their personal beliefs and values with
regards to sports, substance abuse and life.
Parenting an Athlete runs from January 14 through February 11 from 6 to
7:30 p.m. at Brick Recreation Department, located at 270 Chambers Bridge
Road. The program is free but a registration is required. Refreshments
and weekly incentives will be provided.
For more information, email Emma Mammano, BMAC Coordinator, at
firstname.lastname@example.org. To register online, visit at parksandrecreation.bricktownship.net by
About Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention
Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention (IFP) provides comprehensive
wellness services to address the social and emotional needs of individuals,
children, families and professionals. For more information, or to learn
how you can bring IFP’s programs and services to your school, family,
agency and/or corporation, please call 732-914-3815 or visit