Children, Youth and Family Services Department (CYF) conducts parenting education classes weekly at various northeast Ohio locations. The program aims to educate parents that are new to the United States on the broad range of opportunities and resources within the community, and to empower families by teaching them practical skills, and the American culture and systems. Our bilingual and bicultural educators are trained to provide relevant and engaging activities for parents that cater to their particular needs. Families and parents interested in the parenting education classes are encouraged to join us at any of the location below:
- Ka’ren language parent program – Mondays, at the Lakewood Public Library (Madison Branch, 13229 Madison Avenue, 44107) from 9:00am to 10:30am.
- Burmese language parent program – Tuesdays, at the Lakewood Public Library (Madison Branch, 13229 Madison Avenue, 44107) from 1:00pm to 2:30pm.
- Nepali language parent program – Wednesdays, at the Hope Center (15135 Triskett Rd, Cleveland, 44111) from 9:00am to 11:30am.
For more information on how to get involved in parenting workshops, or to make a referral, contact Manager of CYF Kitty Leung at 216-881-0330 ext. 8812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASIA offers culturally and linguistically specific gambling prevention workshops and outreach. Gambling is risky behavior, it can result in:
- Withdrawal from family, friends or regular social life.
- Spending more money than you intended.
- Running out of money for living expenses.
- Blocks of time you can’t account for.
- Anxiety, depression, or feelings of guilt.
- A preoccupation with gambling.
Gambling is high risk if:
- You are using money that is needed for other living expenses.
- You are borrowing or using credit to fund your activity
- It is used to escape from unpleasant emotions or cope with difficult situations.
- You are recovering from mental health or substance use disorders.
- Alcohol and/or drugs are being used while playing.
- You are playing illegally or underage.
Responsible gambling tips:
- Set a limit on how much time and money you will spend and stick to it.
- Only gamble what you can afford to lose and expect to lose.
- Gambling is a recreational activity; be sure to include other forms of healthy entertainment in your life.
For more information, contact Allison Arsouzy, MSW, LSW at email@example.com. If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know, contact us at 216-881-0330. This project is in partnership with the Recovery Resources.