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Helping Hands: Workshops can help strengthen relationships

Romantic relationships, peer relationships, work relationships and even relationships with parents, siblings and children all take work. Just like a vehicle, even the best and newest relationship needs maintenance. The Children’s Aid Society has served thousands of community members during the past 125 years with programs such as the Healthy Relationship Project.

So, what’s so great about the program? Think of the project and its workshops as an oil change or a car wash for your relationships. The information that you will be exposed to will refresh, protect and strengthen your relationships. Workshops are only available until August. Take the opportunity while you can and enroll in one of our free workshops. Program materials, meals and gas cards are provided to all attendees at all workshops; the marriage retreats include optional hotel accommodations.

We are holding workshops for married couples in State College on July 17 and 18 and in Clearfield on Aug. 14 and 15. Our relationship workshops for non-married couples or individuals are being held in DuBois on June 27, State College on July 25 and Clearfield on Aug. 1. The married couple retreats discuss topics such as communication danger signs and communication strategies, reducing stress, expectations, love language and planning for the future. The relationship workshop discusses decision-making, patterns in relationships, personal needs and expectations, hidden issues and supports in your life.

Refresh, protect and maintain your relationships by contacting the Children’s Aid Society at 765-2686, ext. 229, or for more information or to enroll in a workshop.