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Upcoming Parenting Classes

Parenting is the most important job in the world, yet it is the one with the least amount of training!parenting

Now offering the following FREE classes:

  •  1, 2, 3, 4 Parents!
  • The Triple P—Positive Parenting Program
  • Active Parenting of Teens
  • Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action
  • Managing Stress & Anger in the Family
  • Financial Literacy

FREE Dinner & Childcare provided Classes available to everyone!

Classes will provide you with simple and effective skills which will empower you to parent with confidence, patience and understanding.

Space is limited, registration is required! Contact Jo Ann Compton at 678-495-7112 or email joann@pcarockdale.org.

Family Enrollment Form

DATES: TUESDAYS 6 PM – 8:30 PM
6 week classes start AUG. 8th and run through SEPT. 12th

Conyers First United Methodist Church, 921 North Main Street NW, Conyers 30012

(Park in the back of the church, enter through the double doors)

PCA Rockdale offers these programs FREE of charge to our community!

1, 2, 3, 4 Parents! is a 6 week video and discussion program designed for parents of children 1 – to 4 – year old age group. The program addresses basic parenting skills, the stages of development, and more. It is perfect for the new parent, teen parents and caregivers.

Active Parenting of Teens is a 6 week discussion program packed with activities, realworld examples, and feedback. You will learn a proven approach to parenting, plus indispensable techniques and insights for overcoming obstacles, that will bring happiness and harmony into your home.

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program takes the guesswork out of parenting. Triple P gives parents simple tips to help manage the big and small problems of family life. Problems like toddler tantrums or teenage rebellion. Self-esteem issues. Bedtime battles. Disobedience. Aggression. Triple P can help you deal with them all – and more!

Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action is for children ages 11—16 and their parents. This program will teach both teens and parents how to communicate without fighting, work through power struggles, understand each other’s goals, avoid the scary risks of adolescence (including drugs, alcohol, sex and violence) and enjoy the wonderful journey to adulthood—together!

Managing Stress & Anger in the Family is a 6 week program designed to help parents gain more understanding of what stress is and how anger relates to it. Topics addressed are assertive communication, problem solving and conflict resolution, anger vs. violence, anger cues, relaxation techniques, time-outs and self control plans.

Financial Literacy — Money management is key to improving or maintaining our financial situation. It influences where we live, what we drive and almost everything we do. Money and how it is managed are some of the most important things in our lives. Some of the topics this class will focus on are setting up a budget, banking and saving, paying taxes and managing debt.

Left to Right: Katie Beam (Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale Community Outreach Coordinator), Diane Howington (Director of Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale), Brian Simpson & Paulette Simpson (Owners of High Priority Plumbing).

Community Rallies to Support Local Charity

Left to Right: Katie Beam (Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale Community Outreach Coordinator), Diane Howington (Director of Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale), Brian Simpson & Paulette Simpson (Owners of High Priority Plumbing).

Left to Right: Katie Beam (Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale Community Outreach Coordinator), Diane Howington (Director of Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale), Brian Simpson & Paulette Simpson (Owners of High Priority Plumbing).

Atlanta Gran Prix Karting and DC Hobbies on Old Oxford Road in Covington are supporting children in Rockdale and Newton counties by hosting the First Annual Drive 4 Hope Event to benefit Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale on August 15th, 2015.

The event will invite families to ride Italian Go Karts that go up to 45MPH and Remote Control Truck racing on a dirt track. Proceeds will benefit Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, a non-profit organization that provides free assistance for their primary Parent Education Program as well as essential resources to help parents who live in the community. PCA Rockdale has been a non-profit organization of prevention and intervention services within our community since 1989. They are dedicated to ensuring children are raised in a safe, loving, and nurturing home free from all forms of abuse and neglect.

Director Diane Howington says, “This is a great way for our community to come together for a wonderful cause. We’re so grateful for the support of our local companies. This support will help to save lives and change the futures of these children for the better.”

During this event, PCA Rockdale will be accepting funds, volunteers, and in-kind contributions. When you give to Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale, 100% of your donation supports their programs. None of your donations go toward rent, utilities, and food.

The Drive 4 Hope family event will be free to attend. Tickets to ride and drive will be available online for pre-purchase at www.pcarockdale.org/drive4hope. If your business would like to sponsor this event, please contact Katie Beam at 404-401-6983.

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale is seeking partners to assist them with their Grant Matching Program. They have a goal of $55,000 to reach by August 31st, 2015. With the key sponsorship of local company, High Priority Plumbing, they are almost halfway to their goal. High Priority Plumbing is a proud sponsor for Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Rockdale and their cause of educating parents and providing them essential resources to help raise a family that is free from abuse and neglect. Donations will help PCA Rockdale continue to be able to provide their free assistance to the parents in Rockdale, Newton, and surrounding areas.

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Drive for Hope Event

What an amazing event! Thank you to our sponsors for your incredible show of support! We are forever grateful to our friends in Rockdale, Newton, and surrounding counties. Proceeds from the Drive 4 Hope event helps us to save children in our area from abuse and neglect.

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Event to Raise Funds for Prevent Child Abuse

Wall Street Conyers and Amici restaurant are hosting an event to raise awareness and funds for Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) Rockdale. The event will be held at Amici (www.amici-cafe.com) in the Corner Market Shopping Center in Conyers on April 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

You may be wondering why all the commotion for PCA Rockdale? It’s quite simple really; there is a massive need for our children and families in Rockdale.

If you have not had the opportunity to speak with Director Diane Howington and her amazing team of children and family advocates you will completely understand the importance of PCA. They truly ingrain themselves into the lives of “OUR” neighbors by offering them assistance before, during, and after their time of need (http://www.pcarockdale.org).

PCA has been dedicated to ensuring that all children are raised in a safe, loving, and nurturing home free from all forms of abuse and neglect since 1989. Child abuse and neglect are tragic realities within millions of families worldwide. Each day children are abandoned, neglected, beaten, and sexually abused. Georgia falls at or near the bottom of the 50 states in a number of areas affecting the quality of life in the state including unemployment, poverty, crime, illness and mortality:

  • 40th among states in percent of babies born at low birth weight;
  • 43rd among states in infant mortality;
  • A child is killed by gunfire in Georgia every three days; and,
  • In 2007 there were 92,185 children involved in Division of Family and Children Services investigations of maltreatment in Georgia–50% were children ages birth to 7 years old.

(According to Protective Services Data System 2007 Annual Report, Georgia Department of Human Resources)

In addition, $1.25 million was cut from prevention funding in Georgia in 2002, a move that prompted state social service agencies to spend 99% of their government funding for intervention, treatment, and care of abused and neglected children, leaving only 1% for prevention. Therefore, it is critical for agencies, such as PCA Rockdale, to provide prevention education and services to the community. Prevention happens before abuse and violence.

Positive experiences as a result of a nurturing parent style build strong character and sense of self-worth in children. Nurturing parenting employs nurturing touch, empathy, empowerment, and unconditional love to promote the overall health of a child. Conversely, abusive parenting processes such as hitting, belittling, and neglecting basic needs have a negative impact. Researchers have found that there are four common behaviors among abusive parents:

  • Inappropriate developmental expectations of the child;
  • Lack of empathy toward children’s needs;
  • Strong belief in the value of physical punishment; and,
  • Expectation children should be sensitive to the parent’s needs and responsible for their happiness.

The evening will include appetizers, wings, pizza, trivia, live music by Anthony Crane and Dustin Bragg, and an unforgettable Silent Auction.

Tickets for this fundraising event are $50 each or two for $90. You may also purchase t-shirts at $20 each. Donations of silent auction items are greatly appreciated.

Please contact Katie Beam, Wall Street Conyers’ Director of Marketing, member of the PCA Rockdale board of directors, and chairperson of the fundraising committee, at 770.922.1090 for more information.

“We are proud to work with PCA Rockdale, Amici, and all the sponsors and patrons to raise money for this important cause,” said Beam. “It will be a fun event and tickets are going fast, so be sure to reserve your space now to support PCA Rockdale.”

To register for this event, please make your reservation through Eventbrite (https://pcarockdale.eventbrite.com) or contact Beam for more information.

Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale is a non-profit, chartered council of a statewide organization dedicated to preventing child abuse. Located in Conyers, Georgia in the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area, PCAR leads, supports, and coordinates citizens and professionals in a comprehensive effort to end child abuse.

Our Mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect in all forms. For more information, visit www.pcarockdale.org