Area Briefs

Health, Wellness meet at Century

WHITE BEAR LAKE — Century College hosts a free “Be Well!” conference from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday on the East Campus, Lincoln Mall.

The free session is designed to help students, family members and community members understand what it means to be emotionally healthy. Expert advice and local resources are available on topics such as stress management, suicide prevention, finances, drug and alcohol use, yoga, and cultural awareness.

A continental breakfast and lunch is included. Registration is required and space is limited. Nursing and social work CEUs are available from Century College.

This conference is made possible by grant funds from SAMSHA, the Minnesota Department of Health and the Washington County Teen Health Fund.

For more information or to register, contact Katie Vadnais at 651-779-3274 katie.vadnais@century.edu.

County holds meeting on child-care licensing

Washington County residents interested in becoming a licensed family child-care provider in the county may take the first step and attend an upcoming orientation meeting.

The next orientation meeting is 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7.

Meetings are in Lower Level Conference Room 14 in the Washington County Government Center in Stillwater. Use parking lot A on the south side and enter the Government Center building. Check in with the security guard in the evening.

Basic information on the family child-care program and requirements for licensing are discussed. Attendance is required at one of these meetings before a license is issued.

Call Annie Walton at 651-430-6539 to register. There is no fee for this informational meeting.

Parent education program Nov. 13

“Thriving With Your Teen! (or Preteen),” a one-session parent education class for parents and caregivers of preteens and teenagers, is offered in Stillwater and Forest Lake in November and December.

“Thriving With Your Teen” helps parents or caregivers learn about how to make the most of their relationship and find common ground with their pre-teen and teenager. Participants learn about recent research that can provide useful insight about teen development and effective parenting tips. Participants may enjoy enthusiastic discussions with others and receive support about raising teens and preteens.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Attendees don’t have to be a parent of teens to benefit from this training. Parent educators are also welcome. The sessions are offered through Community Education at the following dates and locations:

Stillwater: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Stillwater Area High School. The cost is $5, bring a friend for free. Register at http://ce.stillwater.k12.mn.us click on “Register Online” class # 3200-1 or call 651-351-8300.

Forest Lake: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Century Junior High Media Center. The cost is free. Register at www.communityed4u.org class #9114 or call 651-982-8110. For more information, see www.connect2chac/calendar/trainings

CONNECT Chemical Health Action Collaborative in Washington County, and the Community Education Departments of Forest Lake, Mahtomedi, Stillwater and South Washington County Schools are co-sponsors of “Thriving With Your Teen! (or Preteen).”

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