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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, Ks  67205
Map & Location

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

316-660-0100
316-722-1432 fax
sg@listserv.ksu.edu

Parenting

The parent-child relationship affects us more profoundly than any other relationship of our lives.  It is the foundation of all of our relationships and the source of our earliest consciousness about love, intimacy, trust and security.  It can nourish us to wholeness and self-assurance or scar us for life.

Children and adults with secure and satisfying family relationships experience greater emotional security and physical health.  The skills and knowledge needed for healthy functioning families are:

  • knowledge of typical human development
  • strong communication skills
  • good decision-making skills
  • positive self-esteem
  • healthy interpersonal relationships.
Programs We Offer:

Great Beginnings for Families 
Great Beginnings for Families is a research-based, interactive parenting education curriculum (Spanish and English) for parents of children 0-5 years of age.
Topics include: 

  • Early Childhood & Development
  • Everyday Growing & Learning
  • Brain Development & Attachment
  • Guidance & Discipline
  • Play & Encouragement
  • Getting Along
  • Building Family Strengths

Responsive Discipline - A decision-making approach to guidance in parent-child relationships
Topics include:

  • Understanding Discipline
  • Establishing Priorities & Setting Limits
  • Why Children "Misbehave"
  • Prevention Tools
  • Guidance
  • Reasonable Consequences

Videos:

 

 Contact Elizabeth Brunscheen for videos on lessons 3 - 9. 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Have Questions? Contact:

Sedgwick County
Home and Family
7001 W. 21st St. North
Wichita KS 67205-1759
(316) 660-0127
Fax (316)722-1432

Elizabeth Brunscheen-Cartagena
Home and Family Agent
(316) 660-0114
lizb@ksu.edu

Caroline Flett
Office Professional
(316) 660-0127
cflett@ksu.edu