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Family program coming to Elkins

ELKINS — The Randolph County Partners in Prevention Team is pleased to announce their Randolph County Family Connections Program. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. April 17 at the Phil Gainer Community Center.

During the two-hour program, parents will be given the opportunity to make a craft and do an activity with their child. Jennifer “JJ” Johnson of Youth Health Services Inc. will be working with parents to help them better understand their child’s behaviors, how to cope with different parenting situations along with general parenting advice.

Participants also will learn about various programs that assist families within the county.

Child care will be provided during the parent meeting time as well as refreshments. Each child who attends will receive a free book.

The program is free and open to everyone. RSVP’s are not required; however, it will help in the planning of snacks and crafts. To RSVP or for more information, those interested can contact the Randolph County Family Resource Network at 304-636-4454.

The Randolph County Partners in Prevention Team is made up of the following county agencies: Birth to Three, Children’s Advocacy Center, Department of Health and Human Resources, Family Resource Network, HAPI/Right from the Start, Randolph County Schools, Women’s Aid in Crisis, and Youth Health Service Inc.