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Cary center offers programs for parents, divorced families, new moms

St. Paul's Center for Hope and Healing in Cary is a ministry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

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Sarah Lindenfeld Hall
I just learned that St. Paul's Center for Hope and Healing, a ministry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cary, has a variety of programs for kids and parents. Several are coming up.

They include:

  • Take Back the Power from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. May 11. Child psychologist Dr. Kristen Wynns will talk about reasserting ourselves as disciplinarians and teachers of our children, no matter their age. This presentation teaches us new methods in effective parenting. It's free.
  • Parenting Alone II Series (Parents in Transition) is 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Sundays from May 1 to May 29. Led by the Rev. Dr. Sally L. Harbold, this class will build upon the basic stages of human emotional development, the learning styles of both adults and children, and relationship skills. Participants will explore new topics of identity re-formation and new family foundations. Small group interaction will be incorporated to provide a venue for support and care. Children have the opportunity to attend the Moving on From Divorce class held at the same time the adults are meeting. No previous class attendance required. Class size limited to 15. It's $20 total for six sessions.
  • Kids Moving on From Divorce (Kids in Transition) will give kids a chance to talk about the struggles they face as their families are in a time of transition. Whether the divorce is recent or happened years ago, the healing takes time and support. These groups will provide a chance to learn about feelings and thoughts while they connect with others experiencing similar struggles. Children are divided into two groups, 6-9 year olds and 10-13 year olds. Parents will have the opportunity to attend the Parenting Alone II series held at the same time. The times are 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for ages 6 to 9 and 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. for ages 10 to 13. They are on Sundays from May 1 to May 29. The fee is $50 per child. Full or partial scholarships are available.
  • New Mothers of Young Children Two or Younger is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays from April 26 to May 31. This group will meet for six weeks to help new mothers navigate the emotions, the realities of being a new mom and the changes in relationships that occur. It will also teach effective coping and relaxation skills. Peer contributors will provide education while group members will share their experiences and support one another. The fee is $20.
Registration is required for all of these programs. To register, email chh@stpaulscary.org or call Juli Kirby at 919-621-3825.


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