"You've developed the strength of a draft horse while holding onto the delicacy of a daffodil ... you are the mother, advocate and protector of a child with a disability." -Lori Borgman

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Art of Social Skills

November 2-6, 2014 at the JCC in Whitefish Bay. Click here for more information. Open to teens and young adults with disabilities.

Reducing the Risk of Sexual Abuse in People with Disabilities

Saturday, November 15, 2014
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Nicolet High School
6701 N. Jean Nicolet Rd. 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53217
Contact Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin 
414-988-1260/ julie@assew.org 
Individuals with ASD and Developmental Disabilities want the same opportunities for relationships as their peers and their siblings; but their vulnerability and their social skills often find them in unsafe situations. This presentation will give you tips, tools, statistics and stories to help you support and protect these individuals.
Terri Couwenhaven, M.S. and Pam Malin, Disabilities Specialist
Terri Couwenhoven, M.S. is an ASSECT certified sexuality educator who specializes in developing programs and resources for people who have cognitive disabilities, their
families and the professionals who support them.  She is the author of Teaching Children with Down syndrome about their Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and ProfessionalsThe Girls’ Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes in the Tween Years and
A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up: Choices & Changes during Puberty.
When she is not teaching or writing, she is Clinic Coordinator for the Down Syndrome Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She is the mother of two girls, her oldest daughter has Down syndrome.
Pam Malin is a Disabilities Consultant and the Owner/Director of C.A.R.E.S. LLC (Consultation…Advocacy…Resources…Education…Support) Pam has worked in the disability and anti-violence fields for over 30 years.  She is a presenter at the local, state and national level on the topic of Sexual Assault and People with Disabilities, Healthy Relationships, Boundaries and Multi-Disciplinary Response to Victims of Abuse with Disabilities.
She is committed to sharing her knowledge and expertise with Sexual Assault Service
Providers, Community Professionals, Parents and Caregivers.  Pam is passionate about advocating for people with disabilities living a fulfilling and inclusive life including; healthy
relationships, self-determination and safety.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ozaukee Family Services Upcoming Classes

Helping Your Child Deal with Difficult Emotions
Tuesday, October 28th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Parenting children and teens can be difficult at times, especially when youth are experiencing challenging emotions such as anger or sadness. This workshop will assist participants in supporting and better understanding young people during those times that they are most in need of our care. The importance of taking care of yourself and your emotions as you assist others will also be emphasized. 

Bedtime Blues
Thursday, October 30th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Dr. Dan Hagerman of Cedar Mills Medical Clinic will answer your questions about bedtime, such as how to get your children to bed and to stay there all night.

Feeding Your Family in a JUNK FOOD World
Thursday, November 6th, 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Learn the KEY to successfully navigating in a world of “blissfully” delicious packaged and fast food. Plus, easy and realistic strategies for bolstering the nutritional content of your home. 

All classes are FREE and free childcare is also available. Classes are held at the Family Enrichment Center, 885 Badger Circle in Grafton. Please call 262-376-7774 or visit www.OzaukeeFamilyServices.org to register or to get more information. 

November Circle of Friends Outing

 Where: Ozaukee Skateland
7084 Sycamore Dr
When: Sunday November 9th
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Cost: $ 3.00 a person    
December: TBA
January 11,  Northshore Gymnastics

Starting in January Circle of Friends would like to start sending  the fliers via email. If you could please send your name and email to ozaukeecountycircleoffriends@gmail.com that would be great. If you still would like to receive a mailed copy please let them know.   Thank You!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ozaukee Family Services Upcoming Events

Get Back on Financial Track 
Wednesday, October 15th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Do you want to get your finances back in shape? Learn quick and simple skills that you can use right away for budgeting, tracking your money, and getting your finances in order. FREE and free childcare is available.

Tuesdays, Bi-monthly, 10/21/14 – 3/24/15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Rainbows is a peer support program for youth (Kindergarten through 12th grade) who have experienced divorce or death of a parent. The sessions will be held two times per month and allow participants to successfully deal with major family changes. A concurrent parent group is also offered.  FREE.

Spirited Child
Wednesdays, October 22nd – November 12th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
For parents of children who are more intense, persistent, resistant to change, or just more spirited than most. Learn positive ways to work with your child’s spirit and personality. $25 fee for book and class materials. Free childcare is available.

All classes are held at the Family Enrichment Center, 885 Badger Circle in Grafton. Please call 262-376-7774 or visit www.OzaukeeFamilyServices.org to register or to get more information.