PEACE offers parent support group

PEACE, Inc. wants to help Baldwinsville parents.

Through the County West Family Resource Center (CWFRC), PEACE offers a parent support group, which meets from 11 a.m. to noon every other Friday at the center in Nobles Plaza.

According to Alicia Manor, the CWFRC coordinator, the purpose of the group is to offer support, education, information regarding resources and services available, as well as fun and relaxation.

"This group is necessary because most of our parents in the group are single moms, and they need all the support they can get," Manor said. "It also gives parents a break from their daily responsibilities and gives them something to look forward to. In addition to that, it gives parents necessary information to handle daily issues in their lives."

The group is open to PEACE clients, who decide what meeting topics should be.

"We get presenters that can come in and give information about [requested topics]," Manor said. "For example, the ladies wanted to learn about makeup and have facials, so a Mary Kay consultant came in to do a class on makeup and skin care. The group all got a nice gift bag of cosmetics from her, and it was lots of fun. Also, it made the ladies feel pretty and gave them some confidence."

PEACE's County West Family Resource Center is located at 93 Syracuse St., Suite 700, in Nobles Plaza, Baldwinsville. For more information, call 638-1051.

Parent Support Group

Food for the Parent's Soul, a support and education group, meets from 11 a.m. to noon at the County West Family Resource Center, 93 Syracuse St., Baldwinsville on the following dates:

    April 22, Dangers of Drinking and Driving:

Prom/Ball is quickly approaching. Learn how to keep your teens safe. The dangers of underage drinking will be discussed. Guest Speaker is Beth Hurny, LMSW, CASAC, Director of Youth & Parenting Services at Prevention Network.

May 6, Extreme Couponing:

RuthiesCouponChannel.blogspot.com . Learn how to save money.

May 20, Stress Management:

Guest speaker is Beth Hurny, LMSW, CASAC, from Prevention Network.

June 3, Walk Away Your Waist:

Wear your sneakers for a neighborhood jaunt and good conversation. Let's keep moving.

June 24, TBA:

Summer fun and safety information will be provided.

Please call 638-1051 to register; refreshments provided.

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