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Engaging Families workshop will provide education on working with diverse families

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The workshop is geared toward anyone who works with families and children.

Teachers, social workers and others who work with children and families will have an opportunity to attend a training on working with diverse families. The workshop is being offered on October 25th and 26th.

Centerstone is hosting The Engaging Families training, which will focus on ways to engage diverse families, and offer tools and tips for working with different types of families. That can include those with single parents, multiple parents, grandparents raising grandchildren, and same sex parents, as well as differences in socioeconomic class and education levels.

Grant Coordinator Zach Schumacher said the training is helpful because different families have different needs, and that requires different approaches to solving problems.

"Some people have really great intentions, but the application of what they're trying to do really falls flat because they don't take into consideration the structure of the family and the physical, emotional, spiritual needs of the family itself," he said.

The training will be run by the Search Institute, and is being held over Zoom. The workshop will be free of charge, and those interested can register online.

Steph Whiteside is a Digital Media News Specialist with WSIU radio in Carbondale, Ill. She previously worked as a general reporter at AJ+ and Current TV.
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