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Upper Room in Derry adds new parenting classes

DERRY - The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center, offers free workshops and support groups as well as classes for parents with children of any age. The center has set its 2014-15 schedule, adding two new workshops and a monthly drop-in session.

The new "Parent Education Workshop" is a full day of modified versions of classes the center has offered for many years. It's designed for those who are unable to attend recurring classes or who would like to learn what parent education is like before committing to a multi-week class.

"Understanding ADHD and Sensory Issues" is a new session open to parents, teachers and child care workers looking to better understand ADHD and sensory issues and to learn tips on working with children managing these issues.

"Parent Portal" is a new monthly drop-in informational resource for parents, offering basic parent education tools, ideas and referrals to services, if needed.

The schedule also includes: Active Parenting of Teens; Active Parenting of 5- to 12-year-olds; Active Parenting 1, 2, 3, 4 for parents of children ages 1-4; 1-2-3, Magic! for parents of children ages 2-12; Co-parenting - Crossroads of Parenting and Divorce; Families Reaching our Goals, a weekly support group for parents with children from infants to age 6; Teen Information Parenting Success, a weekly support group for teens through age 23 who are pregnant or parenting; UR Parents, a weekly support group for parents of teens.

For more about the nonprofit center, located at 36 Tsienneto Road, go to To register, use the link provided, or call 437-8477 ext 18.