‘Difficult Family Discussions’ workshop series underway in Lubbock

Writer: Susan Himes, 325- 657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Nancy Trevino-Schafer, 806-775-1740, Nancy.Trevino-Schafer@ag.tamu.edu

LUBBOCK — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering the summer 2019 workshop series, “Difficult Family Discussions,” to children ages 10-17 and their parents or legal guardians.

The series is held in partnership with the Buckner Family Hope Center.

Workshops run on select Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon at the center, located at 1510 South Loop 289, Lubbock.

The series is free and participants may choose which topics to attend. Childcare will be provided for younger family members but preregistration is required.

For more information or to register, email Nancy Trevino-Schafer at nancy.trevino-schafer@ag.tamu.edu or call the AgriLife Extension office in Lubbock at  806-775-1740.

“The tween and teen years can be difficult for both children and adults,” said Trevino-Schafer, AgriLife Extension agent for urban youth development, Lubbock. “We want to make some of those difficult discussions easier and get families talking and learning together through this series.”

The next three scheduled topics in the workshop series are:

  • June 26, “Sharing Your Values and Expectations with Teens” – Participants will learn and practice techniques for talking about their family values and expectations using media clips and everyday situations.
  • July 17, “Growing Up – Puberty and Reproductive Health” – Participants will learn about physical changes that occur during adolescence, how to talk about health and hygiene, statistics regarding reproductive health concerns and ways to reduce risky behaviors.
  • July 31, “Cooking Together” – Participants will learn kitchen safety skills and practice using kitchen skills while cooking together as a family.

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