Help the parents of children with behavioral concerns

Training is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Easter Seals Children’s Development Center

The Easter Seals Children’s Development Center was awarded a grant of $1,400 by the United Cerebral Palsy of Blackhawk Region Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois to train care providers of children with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors.

“Our agency provides each family of a child with developmental disabilities with a unique package of support that meets the family’s needs in caring for their child. One need that is frequently identified, but is difficult to meet, is helping them find care providers who understand how to deal with children with challenging behaviors,” Tera Wenner, director of Family Support Services, said. “The grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has given us additional resources to train parents and care providers in the basic principles of challenging behavior.”

The training is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Easter Seals Children’s Development Center, 650 N. Main St. To register, contact Lori Davie at 965-6745, ext. 149. This training is free for participants, but registration is limited.

Easter Seals Children’s Development Center was founded in 1968 and provides developmental, therapeutic, childcare and family support services to families in Winnebago, Boone and Ogle counties. Joseph Hansberry is chairman of the board of directors.

From the Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2005, issue

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