“Abriendo Puertas” Engages Spanish-Speaking Families

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Spanish-speaking families are invited to attend Abriendo Puertas, a series of six, consecutive workshops beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the New Brunswick Family Success Center on 90 Jersey Avenue.  Free childcare and refreshments will be provided to those registering at (732) 828-4510 x120.

The first workshop will explore language development and bilingualism in Spanish-speaking families.  While parents are encouraged to be a part of the full series taking place over six weeks, they may attend any workshop.

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The Abriendo Puertas workshop topics include:

  • Session 1: My Child Talks (language development and bilingualism)
  • Session 2: Let’s Continue Opening Doors (library and reading)
  • Session 3: Our Health is First: Part 1 (nutrition and exercise)
  • Session 4: Our Health is First: Part 2 (socio-emotional health)
  • Session 5: Advocating for our Future (advocating for rights in schools)
  • Session 6: Yes We Can (celebration where parents and their families are invited)

Abriendo Puertas is a comprehensive parent leadership and advocacy training program developed and evaluated in Los Angeles County primarily for Spanish-speaking parents.  Materials are presented in an interactive way to encourage involvement and discussion, with each workshop theme framed around a “dicho” or saying.

The program is brought to families through a partnership between The New Brunswick Family Success Center (FSC) at PRAB and the New Jersey Parent Information and Resource Center (NJPIRC), a program of Prevent Child Abuse – NJ (PCA-NJ).  For additional information regarding the series or other parental involvement activities, visit http://www.njpirc.org .


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