The NCO Youth and Family Services team has put together a packet of information for people you may be experiencing unforeseen problems in these difficult times.Included is info on financial, medical, career, and stress related issues.Click the link for the Tough Times Packet.
Research studies show that exposing children to social and emotional learning experiences helps them navigate life experiences more successfully and attain greater academic achievement.
As a District 204 parent, you may like to know about three specific programs which are available to our community's children from NCO Youth & Family Services. For more information, please refer to the attached files or contact Jennifer Waitkus at 630.961.2992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life Workshop for Teenage Girls
This program is a wonderful resource to help teenage girls communicate positively and effectively, handle stress, and build greater confidence. Before girls start this program, NCO staff meets with the parents to get a sense of the girls' needs and to provide them with an overview of the program. Upon conclusion of the program, the parents are invited again and join the girls at their final session. Summer groups for middle school and high school girls are now forming.
ACES (Achieving Confidence; Encouraging Success)
These classes are offered to 4th and 5th grade boys and girls to help prepare for the stress associated with the transition to middle school. Classes will start the week of April 27th.
Bradley, Michael J. Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! : Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind.Harbor Press, 2003. Bradley, Michael J.Yes, Your Parents are Crazy! : A Teen Survival Guide. Harbor Press, 2004. Bradley, Michael J. The Heart & Soul of the Next Generation: Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Teens. Harbor Press, 2006. Bradley, Michael J. When Things Get Crazy with Your Teen: The Why, the How, and What to do Now.McGraw Hill, forthcoming December 2008.