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Anger Choices

Helps participants learn how to reduce and eliminate self-defeating and angry reactions. In these sessions, the participant will explore what defines anger and how to choose reactions that are less harmful to self and others. Individual Series: 3 sessions/$75 per session.

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Best Moms

This 10-week course will explore topics such as child growth, parent/child communication skills, positive discipline, helping children develop positive self-esteem, and dealing with stress. Fee of $10 due upon registration.

These free Community Education classes are funded by the Healthy Start Program (HRSA)

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Best Dads

This 10-week course will explore topics such as discipline and creative play, fathering sons and daughters, teamwork with spouse and co-parent, communication and problem-solving, and balancing work and fathering. Fee of $10 due upon registration.

These free Community Education classes are funded by a PACT United Grant from United Way of Acadiana.

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Rooted

A group designed for college students who have gone, or are currently going through family conflict of divorce or separation. This group aids in establishing healthy ways of growing existing relationships, and developing skills to improve on making new ones. Classes held on ULL campus. Cost: FREE.

This free support group is funded by the Better Options Initiative (BOI)

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Branching Out

Branching Out is a support group for moms that offers empowerment, support and therapeutic guidance in a peaceful setting. Branching Out works to nurture connections through moms and their children, one branch at a time. Child care is provided. Cost: FREE

1st Wednesday of every month (Lafayette) 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2nd Wednesday of every month (Crowley) 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
These free Community Education classes are funded by the Healthy Start Program (HRSA)

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TransParenting

TransParenting is a one time, 4-hour parent seminar designed to teach effective parenting during the transitions of divorce or parental separation. It impresses upon parents the critical role they play in their child’s ability to adjust to changes surrounding divorce. The seminar emphasizes each parent’s responsibility to provide a nurturing non-threatening environment for their child(ren). Topics include: feelings associated with divorce, ways that children of different ages react during transition, parenting approaches that benefit your children, suggested ways for talking to children about divorce, and other adjustments children may make. This is an educational program and not a counseling session. Parents will not be expected to discuss personal problems. Children do NOT attend. Fee is $75 for one time class.

For additional information please visit the companion website for this seminar: www.UpToParents.org

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Rollercoasters

This 2-hour program is offered as a supplement to TransParenting. It is designed for children who are experiencing parental separation and divorce, and includes three versions tailored to address the specific needs of participants. Primary curriculum for children ages 5-8. Intermediate curriculum for ages 9-12. Teen curriculum for ages 13 and up. Pet assisted therapy provided by Pet Partners may be utilized. Parents are encouraged to attend Transparenting, but are not required. Children may attend multiple sessions. Fee of $10 due upon registration for each session.

These free community education classes are funded by the Family Law Section of the Lafayette Bar Association

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Wise Minds

A 12 week program for caregivers and adolescents to teach dialectical behavioral therayy (DBT) skills to families who struggle with emotional and behavioral difficulties. DBT aides adolescents in establishing a stable sense of self and forming fulfilling relationsiips with peers and family members. Cost: $50 for each weekly session, must attend all sessions

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Scheduling Policy

Scheduling Policy

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We understand that situations arise that could force you to reschedule or cancel a class.

For TransParenting Classes: You are allowed to reschedule a class once. A $10 processing fee will be charged for all transfer requests and cancellations prior to the registered class date. If attendance is not fulfilled after the first rescheduling, you will forfeit your spot in the class as well as your payment for the class. Clients who “no show” will forfeit the $75 class fee.

Certificate reprint: A $10 processing fee will be charged to reprint a certificate for verification of attendance.

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