The Katie’s Way Charities Community Care Program is looking to provide education for parents and anticipatory guidance of young children.
KMAN spoke with Dr. Matt Wassom with Katie’s Way about the upcoming workshops happening from 6 to 8 p.m. both Monday and Wednesday. The program is part of an increased outreach effort to families in the community and to provide prevention training regarding some difficulties when it comes to behavior in young children. These specific workshops are geared toward children ages 2 to 8 years old.
“One of the biggest stressors is knowing there are lots of families and children that could use some support that we just can’t reach,” said Wassom. “Whether it’s having longer wait lists or some of the difficulties the children are having not yet being identified.”
The program is based off of parent management training, which is used to help with the common behavioral challenges with young children. Dr. Wassom says they hope to review principals with normal child development and behavioral milestones. They will delve into the common challenges parents with younger children face such as temper tantrums, public behavior, and other general issues.
The program not only is focusing on children with severe behavioral challenges, but also is designed to help guide parents facing normal challenges with behavior in young children.
“There can be some fairly extreme behaviors that show up than are actually considered with the norm. But there can be some early warning signs,” says Wassom.
The event is free to the public and an RSVP is preferred, which can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org of call 785-320-7331. The workshop will be split into two parts on Monday and Wednesday. You don’t have to attend one to attend the other.