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SURVIVING THE TEEN YEARS: Join us for our Spring 2015 Workshops. Registration open now!

LACASA Center will be hosting two workshops this spring on Strategies for Parenting Teens: Creating Lasting Family Connections. The free 7-week programs are designed to support parents raising teenagers.

Parents of teens ages 14 – 18 will gain valuable insights about the challenges facing teens today—including issues surrounding designer drugs and substance abuse.

Weekly 2-hour class sessions are held at LACASA Center, 2895 W. Grand River Ave., HowellA question and answer session is conducted at the conclusion of each class.

Session I

Mondays  March 2 – April 20 from 12 – 2 p.m.  (No class April 6)

Session II

Tuesdays  April 14 – May 26  from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

lac teens shoes WEB COMP parent classesCreating Lasting Family Connections teaches parents about the developmental stages of adolescence and the behaviors that accompany these phases.

The workshop helps parents build communication skills, set limits, enforce healthy consequences, and avoid power struggles. Parents also learn how to identify adolescent drug and alcohol use patterns and the critical behavior changes that signal substance abuse.

Individual and family counseling sessions will be available during the seven weeks, or as a follow-up after the workshop concludes, for families requesting additional help.

To register for either of the spring sessions, contact LACASA Educator Lisa Miles at 810-923-0560 or email her at


Creating Lasting Family Connections classes are an initiative of the Livingston Community Prevention Project.

This series is offered at no charge through a grant provided by the Washtenaw Community Health Organization and the Michigan Department of Community Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse and Addiction Services. Collaborative partners include Karen Bergbower & AssociatesKey Development Center, Inc., Livingston County Catholic Charities, and LACASA.

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