Family Advocacy offers classes, events during April

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The Family Advocacy Program has scheduled several classes and events throughout the month of April to help people living and working at Edwards Air Force Base.
Classes are open to all active duty, civilian, contractors and their family members.
 
P.R.E.P. (Couple’s Relationship Enhancement Workshop)
This six-week workshop is intended to address issues such as negotiating and resolving conflict, power struggles, communication challenges, and trust issues. Whether your relationship is need of some “fine tuning” or a major overhaul, this workshop is sure to enhance your understanding of your partner and the way you relate to one another.
 
Color Splash Fun Run with ADAPT, SARC and FA
Join us for a “Color Splash Fun Run” which will begin at the Fitness Center parking lot at 7:30 a.m.
 
Managing Anger
This training is for anyone who would like to better understand anger or who struggles with others (or their own) emotions at times. This training is a four-part seminar, each class being two-hours each. Training sessions will be held at Bldg. 5513, the Family Advocacy Program/Mental Health Clinic conference room.
 
Parenting with Love and Logic
This class will explore effective ways to discipline your child. We will address a variety of issues including sibling rivalry, how to deal with tantrums, and lying. If you are the parent of a child two-12 years old, this class is for you. This class is six sessions, two hours long and will be held at the Mental Health/Family Advocacy Bldg. 5513.
 
Parent, Child Story Time; Open House at the Library
In recognition of National Library Week & Child Abuse Prevention Month, FA and the Library will partner to provide story time and activities. Library special events include musical entertainment, an Art Exhibit and demonstration by a local artist, giveaways and refreshments throughout the event. The open house runs 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Bldg. 2665.
 
New Pregnancy Orientation and Dads4Dads Class 1
This one session class will help all expectant parents to navigate their way through pregnancy. Participants will get information on steps to enroll their baby for benefits, nutrition, safety exercises, importance of good dental care and information on how to have a safe pregnancy. This class also serves as Class 1 for the Dads4Dads class. All dads are highly encouraged to attend.
 
Dads4Dads Class 2
This class is for first time dads as well as dads who already have children. The class will address the basics from what to expect during pregnancy and delivery, diapering a baby, soothing a crying baby to how to support your partner — all taught by an experienced dad. This is a must for all new or prospective dads! This class is the second in a three-part series. Dads4Dads class 2 is offered the fourth Thursday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Family Advocacy conference room. Dads4Dads Class 3 will be held quarterly (next class is March 10) and is for dads whose baby is already home.
 
Operation Talent Search
In observation of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Family Advocacy will team up with the Teen Center to host the “Operation Talent Search” contest at the Oasis Center, 5-7 p.m., April 27. Open to children age 6 and up, auditions will be held April 20 at the Oasis Center, 3-6 p.m. Groups and families are invited to show off their talent and compete for prizes and a chance to audition at the Air Force level.
For more information, to register or to ask about childcare, call 661-277-5292.