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    Sedgwick County

    Sedgwick County
    7001 W. 21st Street N.
    Wichita, Ks  67205
    Map & Location

    Office Hours:
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Monday - Friday

    316-660-0100
    316-660-0166 fax
    sg@listserv.ksu.edu

    Parenting

    The parent-child relationship affects us more profoundly than any other relationship of our lives.  It is the foundation of all of our relationships and the source of our earliest consciousness about love, intimacy, trust and security.  It can nourish us to wholeness and self-assurance or scar us for life.

    Children and adults with secure and satisfying family relationships experience greater emotional security and physical health.  The skills and knowledge needed for healthy functioning families are:

    • knowledge of typical human development
    • strong communication skills
    • good decision-making skills
    • positive self-esteem
    • healthy interpersonal relationships.
    Programs We Offer:

    Great Beginnings for Families 
    Great Beginnings for Families is a research-based, interactive parenting education curriculum (Spanish and English) for parents of children 0-5 years of age.
    Topics include: 

    • Early Childhood & Development
    • Everyday Growing & Learning
    • Brain Development & Attachment
    • Guidance & Discipline
    • Play & Encouragement
    • Getting Along
    • Building Family Strengths

    Responsive Discipline - A decision-making approach to guidance in parent-child relationships
    Topics include:

    • Understanding Discipline
    • Establishing Priorities & Setting Limits
    • Why Children "Misbehave"
    • Prevention Tools
    • Guidance
    • Reasonable Consequences

    Videos:

     

     Contact Elizabeth Brunscheen for videos on lessons 3 - 9. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Contact Information

    Have Questions? Contact:

    Sedgwick County
    Home and Family
    7001 W. 21st St. North
    Wichita KS 67205-1759
    (316) 660-0127
    Fax (316)722-1432

    Elizabeth Brunscheen-Cartagena
    Home and Family Agent
    (316) 660-0114
    lizb@ksu.edu


    FCS Office Professional
    (316) 660-0127