TCFS hosts upcoming programs

By on October 18, 2009

GENEVA—TriCity Family Services (TCFS) will offer a series of programs that begin in October.

Smart Choices K-5, Anger Management for Children
TCFS will offer Smart Choices K-5 for children in need of anger management development.

The program is a four- to six-session workshop teaching children in grades K-5 the necessary skills to manage anger, resolve conflict and effectively communicate their needs. Smart Choices K-5 is family centered, with an approach requiring a strong commitment and participation from the family, as well as the child. One parent is required to attend all sessions with the child.

Sessions begin Monday, Oct. 19, although different age levels meet on different days and times. Call TCFS to find out which sessions are appropriate for your child. Cost is $200 per family, and fee reductions are available based on need.

Sibling Rivalry
The TCFS Parent Support & Education Series presents “Sibling Rivalry Part 1: When and How to Parent Through the Conflicts” on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 1120 Randall Court, Geneva.

Entrance fee is $5 per participant, but fee waivers are available based on need.

Parents attending the presentation will find information on how to respond to three intensity levels of sibling conflict, advice to help children stop being teased by their siblings, problem solving children’s sibling conflicts, and modeling anger management and decision making for your children.

Advance registration is preferred.

Mindful Emotions
Mindful Emotions is a cognitive, behavioral, solution-focused group for girls ages 14-17. The goal of the group is to help girls develop an enhanced sense of emotional balance, self-esteem, a strong inner core, and skills for improved positive feeling, expression, communication and coping strategies. The group is for girls demonstrating anxiety, depression, anger problems, self-destructive behaviors, mood swings or impulsive behaviors.

Sessions are on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. from Oct. 21 through Dec. 16. The group will meet at 1120 Randall Court, Geneva.

Cost for the group is $320, with payment plans and fee reductions available based on need. Advance registration is required.

For additional information on these or other programs, visit, or call (630) 232-1070.