Parental Guidance Suggested


“Happy families aren’t born . . . they are made.” The Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) is offering a free parenting class that is as fun as it is effective – Active Parenting Now.

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the Rotary Club of Jamestown Community Service Fund, Inc. and Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES have provided special grants to the Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Council (CASAC). These grants will help those who want to better their parenting skills. This six-session video & discussion program, Active Parenting Now, is being offered without charge at CASAC Dunkirk office, 314 Central Avenue, Third Floor Conference Room, Dunkirk, NY on Monday afternoons, 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

The program helps teach parents how to raise responsible, cooperative children who are prepared to meet the challenges of the teen years, resist negative peer pressure and thrive in the 21st century. This program considers child development and parenting in terms of the age/stage of the child within the perspective of varied nuclear families and vignettes representative of diverse cultures. Through this program, we provide parents with skills that will help them develop cooperation, responsibility and self-esteem in their children. They’ll also learn positive, non-violent discipline techniques so they can avoid power struggles.
To take advantage of this opportunity, contact Kathleen Colby at 664-3608 everyone can benefit from enhanced parental skills to be effective parents in today’s world.

Since 1974, Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC), a not-for-profit United Way supported agency, has been dedicated to providing prevention education and community awareness pertaining to alcohol, other drugs and compulsive gambling. CASAC is the only New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. CASAC is one of forty community based councils across the state and one of over two-hundred nationwide. For further information about CASAC services, call the Jamestown office at 664-3608, or the Dunkirk office at 366-4623 or visit our Web Site: