Family Workshop to Be Held July 16

By: Family & Youth Services Bureau Last Updated: June 28, 2013

family-youth-services-bureau-logoThe Family & Youth Services Bureau presents a Family Life Series Workshop, titled “Birth to Three—You and Me”, held on Tuesday, July 16, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at the FYSB downtown Valparaiso office at 253 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso.

The workshop is led by Melanie Dooley, Director of Prevention and Early Intervention Services, Family & Youth Services Bureau, and Laura Green, Developmental Therapist and Manager at All About Kids, the Early Intervention Program of Opportunity Enterprises, Inc.

Topics presented and discussed will be: developmental milestones for young children; ideas for encouraging a child’s emerging skills; learning what to do if you have concerns about a child’s development, including helpful contact information and local programming; discovering practical methods for helping children who have delays in their development; receiving ideas about fun educational projects and activities.

The workshop is free and open to all community members. Seating is limited; please RSVP with your name and contact information by Monday, July 15 to 219-464-9585 or to

Additional Family Life Workshops that are scheduled for this year include: Navigating the Educational System, September 17; and Understanding Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, November 19.

The Family & Youth Services Bureau has been providing an opportunity for families and kids to create a new, responsible path for their lives since 1972. Offering seventeen different programs and services, the agency has over 20,000 contacts per year with more than 3,100 clients throughout Porter County.

For more general information about the agency, information about volunteering, or to make a tax-deductible donation to the Family & Youth Services Bureau, call 219-464-9585 or visit