FSN Announces Programs for this Semester

FSN News:

Family Strengths Network is a private, non-profit organization serving families since 1989 through its Family Resource Center within the Pueblo Complex at 1900 Diamond Dr. The facility is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Friday with scheduled evening class times available.

This semester, FSN is offering a variety of programs:

“Prevent Suicide: Provide A.I.D.”

Date: Monday, Sept. 10 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Teen Center

Instructor: Elisa Enriquez, MSW, LISW

Cost: Free

Registration: Appreciated, but not required: Online at lafsn.org

Are you worried about someone who may be thinking of suicide? To find out what you can do, high school students and adults can join Elisa Enriquez to learn to recognize warning signs of suicidal ideation and get help for those in distress.

Cyber Safety

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Instructor: Los Alamos Police Det. Daniel Roberts

Cost: $15/individual or family member discounts apply

Registration Required: Online at lafsn.org

Child Care: Available on site, must be requested at least one week before class; no charge.

Refreshments will be provided.

There is a lot of hype about internet danger. What should parents of elementary and high school kids really be concerned about? Detective Roberts will cover real-life issues including:

  • Social Networks and peer pressure
  • Cyberbullying
  • Teens, texting and technology
  • Online games
  • Chatrooms and predators

Come hear straight talk about safety issues and get your questions answered.

Families in Action: for Teens and Parents

Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 20-Oct. 25 6:30-8 p.m.

Instructors: Jennifer Bartram and Diane Toups

Cost: Free

Registration Required: On-line at lafsn.org

Ages: This class is for 14–19 year-olds and a parent/guardian.

Can’t make it this time? Call 662-4515 or email fsn@lafsn.org to be notified about future classes.

You want information, not judgment. You want to understand why your teen or parent behaves in seemingly inexplicable ways. You want answers about Los Alamos kids, not just general statistics. You want communication tools you can use today, not just broad theories. You want to be able to talk with your teen/parent, and you want them to talk honestly with you. Join this class to ease the transition as children turn into young adults and roles and responsibilities change. Diane Toups is an LAHS counselor who has been working with teens for 40 years. Jennifer Bartram has been helping teens and parents communicate for 16 years. This class is funded by JJAB.

Envision Your Future for Boys

Instructor: Michelangelo Lobato Cost: Free

Registration Required: On-line at lafsn.org

9th-12th Graders

Location: Teen Center (in Trinity on the Hill Church)

Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 14; no class 10/31Time: 3:30-5 p.m.

EYF at LAMS

Location: LAMS Dates: TBA

7th Grade Time: Lunch period 8th Grade Time: Lunch period

Call 662-4515 or email fsn@lafsn.org to be notified about future classes.

Refreshments will be provided for all EYF classes.

Set your own goals. Build your strengths. Map your route to success. Make your dreams a reality. Gain the courage to be who you want to be. What is stopping you? Michelangelo is the Director of the Los Alamos Teen Center. He has a Masters Degree in counseling and has been working with youth and families for ten years. This class is funded by JJAB.

Girls Circle for Grades 9 –12

Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 19-Nov. 7

Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Instructor: Elizabeth Grant, LMHC

Cost: Free

Registration Required: On-line at lafsn.org

Can’t make it this time? Call 662-4515 or email fsn@lafsn.org to be notified about future classes.

Refreshments will be provided. Express yourself. Make empowering decisions. Break out of your mold. Think independently. Don’t give in to stereotypes. At Girls Circle, young women aged 14-19 use discussion and arts to explore issues that affect their lives. Elizabeth Grant works with youth in Northern New Mexico in individual and group settings. She has run GC for Los Alamos High School youth since 2011, and has worked with Santa Fe youth since 2009.This program is sponsored by JJAB.

Girls Circle at LAMS

Location: LAMSDates: TBA

7th Grade Time: Lunch period

8th Grade Time: Lunch period

Instructor: Elizabeth Grant, LMHC

Cost: Free

Registration Required: On-line at lafsn.org

Call 662-4515 or email fsn@lafsn.org to be notified about future classes.

Will my daughter make friends? Will she be comfortable with who she is? Will she feel good about her body? Middle school kids face many changes — Girls Circle eases the transition. GC is a fun, safe environment where teens use discussion and arts to explore issues that affect their lives. GC is for all girls, including the new girl who is looking for connections, the girl who is struggling in school or at home, and the creative girl who is looking for a place to express herself. Elizabeth Grant works with youth in Northern New Mexico in individual and group settings. She has run GC for Los Alamos High School youth since 2011, and has worked with Santa Fe youth since 2009. This program is sponsored by JJAB.

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