Program complements current Trauma Smart Program implemented in Chillicothe K-5th grades

The Livingston County Health Center will offer a Smart Connections class series every Friday in June at the Livingston County Library Children’s Department. Smart Connections is a free program from Trauma Smart for caregivers to connect, network and enhance skills in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere. Anyone who deals with kids can add tools to address challenging behaviors as well as to increase connection with your child. Mary Taylor, RN and Maternal Child Health Coordinator at the Health Center will be the instructor. Classes will be every Friday in June from 10 until 11 a.m. in the Children’s Department at the Livingston County Library. Classes include: “Managing the Ups & Downs”; “Reading the Signs”; “Creating Comfort”; “Encouraging Growth”; and “Feelings Detective.” Smart Connections complements the Trauma Smart program implemented in Chillicothe R-II grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. The project was funded by the Livingston County Health Center, Chillicothe R-II School District and special funding from the Crittendon Foundation. There is no charge to attend classes. Parents and Caregivers who are interested in attending should call the Health Center at 646-5506 to register, or visit our website: www.livcohealthcenter.com to access the online application. Registration cards are available in the Children’s Department at the Library as well. For more information about the program, contact Mary Taylor, RN at 646-5506.