We offer a wide variety of programs on parenting, child development, family life and relationships.  If you are interested in any of these programs, please talk to one of our agents for more information or to find out when programs will be scheduled.

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Family and Community Education (FCE) Clubs

FCE is an organization of volunteers who work together to build strong families and communities.  Educational material are created and utilized at monthly meetings to strengthen knowledge and skills.  Resources are provided to development leadership skills, enabling people to make a difference.  Rutherford FCE members strive to make our communities a better place in which to live. Click link below for more information about FCE clubs.

FCE (Family Community Education Clubs)

Girl Talk

Girl Talk has been developed to bring mothers and daughters together in a non-threatening, friendly environment to learn together about sexuality, communication, family values, and decision making. The curriculum presents factual information about sexuality, body changes, male and female differences, pregnancy, fetal development, parent responsibilities, STDs, and making responsible decisions. Girl Talk encourages both mother and daughter to apply the skills learned to develop an open communication system within the family.

Girl Talk Too  

Girl Talk Too targets youth 12 and older to provide them with next level factual information about sexuality, body changes, pregnancy, fetal development, parent responsibilities, STDs, and making responsible decisions.  . Girl Talk encourages both mother and daughter to apply the skills learned to develop an open communication system within the family. 

Guy Talk 

Guy Talk has been developed to bring fathers and sons together in a non-threatening, friendly environment to learn together about sexuality, communication, family values, and decision making. The curriculum presents factual information about sexuality, body changes, male and female differences, pregnancy, fetal development, parent responsibilities, STDs, and making responsible decisions. Guy Talk encourages both father and son to apply the skills learned to develop an open communication system within the family.

Raising Cain

This program helps adults understand why boys behave the way they do.  Although this program covers information related to boys from birth to high school, there are lessons/components that focus on birth to 5 and the child care audience.  The program can be taught to middle/high school youth, parents, child care providers and dads.  It can be adapted into a 1 to all day program.

How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk/Jerkette   

How do you know if a person is compatible as a life-long partner?  What does it take to really get to know someone? Have you made choices in the past that left you unhappy?

In this program you will learn the three important things it takes to learn more about someone:  time - talk - togetherness.  Using the FACE model (FAMILY dynamics, ATTITUDES, COMPATIBILTY, EXAMPLES of previous relationship patterns, SKILLS for relationships) you will learn skills to help you choose the right person and eliminate the jerks!

Real Colors® 

Real Colors® is a dynamic workshop experience using a personality type test. The goal is to provide participants with the skills to understand human behavior, uncover motivators specific to each temperament and improve communication with others. The basis of this workshop is the Real Colors® Personality Type Test: a user-friendly, intuitive tool that identifies four personality types common to all people—Gold, Green, Blue, and Orange.

Safe Side

This program is nationally recognized by the Center for Missing and Exploited Children and promoted heavily by the well-known John Walsh. This program focuses on the issues of “stranger danger” and the issues related to the multitude of dangers that lurk on the internet. The program can be adapted to students Pre K-High School. The program can be taught with parents and child care providers as well. It can be adapted as a 1-4 hour program.

Love Languages

Based on the work of Dr. Gary Chapman, who created the love languages in 1992 after more than a decade of marital therapy, this program will enhance or strengthen your relationship. You will learn your love language and the love language of your partner. This will inform you of ways to give your partner the love they want and need. You will learn five different love languages and ways to “talk that language”.

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