Posted on February 27, 2013 at 10:02 am by Brianna
“Pay Attention!” is a five-night series workshop hosted by the Youth & Family Services Counseling Center. These workshops are intended for parents, teachers, relatives and caregivers who have an interest in child, teen, and adult behavior and executive functioning skills. Information on the causes of and treatments for executive functioning problems, such as ADHD and other attention-based disorders, will be presented along with family strategies for home and school success, and the ins and outs of medication treatment.
Executive functioning is the area of the brain that is responsible for regulating attention, planning, organization, self-monitoring, motivation, time management, memory and concentration, decision making and impulse control.
Parenting a child with these issues challenges the best of parenting skills. Parents and caregivers must be skilled in implementing strategies for situations that most other parents will not have to confront, but the “Pay Attention!” workshop provides great tools and resources that can help.
The next “Pay Attention!” workshop series will begin on Thursday, April 4. Classes will be held every Thursday night through May 2 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the YFS Counseling Center located at 202 E. Adams St. in Rapid City. The cost is $76 per individual or $90 for two adults. A sliding fee scale is available. Registration is required. For more information on this workshop or to register, please call the YFS Counseling Center at 342-4789.