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SECOM to Offer New Family Education Program

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SECOM is happy to announce that as a compliment to its Encouraging Family Foundations program, this fall it will be offering the Pailalen (pie - lay - len) program. SECOM will be partnering with Lutheran Child & Family Service of Michigan to make this program available. 

Pailalen is a strength-based prevention-intervention parent training program for families with children from 3 to 18 years of age. 

 It addresses violence against:

·        self (drugs, alcohol, depression and suicide)

·        the family (child abuse and domestic violence)

·        and the community (juvenile deliquency, crime, gangs).

 Participants learn self-discipline, self-esteem and social competence in a multi-cultural environment. They will also be given information on positive discipline methods and strategies for enhancing positive communication with their children.

It is an intense 14 week class made up of an orientation meeting, twelve weekly 3-hour sessions and a graduation ceremony. The full curriculum can be found at:

Whether violence is viewed as a symptom or a cause, it is one reason why people are unable to escape poverty. It is also a preventable reason for living in poverty. As part of SECOM's systemic approach to its mission we are excited about offering Pailalen to the community.

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