UNM-LA/JJAB Parenting Class Encourages School Success


UNM-LA News:

Encouraging School Success is the topic of the second session of Raising Children in a Challenging World: A Series for Parents Thursday, Sept. 25.

University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) are hosting the six-class series.

Thursday night’s session will provide parents and caregivers with valuable information on technology, how to communicate with your child’s teachers, how to advocate for your child, how to encourage good study habits, and dealing with test anxiety. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after the presentation.

The classes meet 6-7:15 p.m. Thursdays in room 610 on the UNM-LA campus. The cost is $5 per class for up to two caregivers, or $25 for the entire six-class series. Financial assistance is available.

“I want to encourage those that missed the first class to check the series schedule for repeat dates,” UNM-LA Dean of Instruction Dr. Cindy Rooney said. “The entire series is presented twice during the semester, and people can begin the series at any time.”

Kristine Coblentz, Coordinator and Facilitator of the program said, “Feedback from the first class was overwhelmingly positive. More than one person appreciated the inclusion of different speakers and their perspectives. They also liked the opportunity for discussion and solution sharing.”

The Ark will provide childcare services to parents and caregivers who want to attend the parenting series. Childcare will be provided for a limited number of students, ages 3-10, including 15 minutes before and after each session. Parents should register their students with the Ark by noon on Thursday each week. The Ark can be reached at 505.662.4822. Donations will be accepted.

For detailed class information, schedule and to register, call UNM-LA Community Education at 505.662.0346 or visit http://losalamos.unm.edu/community-education/raising-children-in-a-challenging-world.html