Spring 2017 SENG Model Parent Group

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Calling All Parents!Join SENG Model Parent  Group facilitators Filipina Pate and Kim Servia, as well as your fellow parents for an in-depth, 10-week study group discussion about supporting the social and emotional needs of your gifted child.

The next Parent Support Group Starts January 10, 2017.

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Based on the SENG Model, a SENG Model Parent Group consists of 15-20 interested parents who read a chapter from A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children by SENG founder, Jim Webb, and meet every week for 90 minutes to discuss the recommended strategies from the book and share parenting tips with each other.

Group discussion is guided by two trained SENG Model Parent Group Facilitators. Facilitators do not provide therapy, but instead focus on establishing a supportive, nonjudgmental atmosphere that promotes learning and encouraging participation from the group.

Weekly Discussion Topics

Week 1 Characteristics and Traits of Giftedness
Week 2 Communication and Relationships
Week 3 Motivation and Underachievement
Week 4 Discipline and Self-Management
Week 5 Perfection and Stress
Week 6 Idealism, Stress, and Depression
Week 7 Acquaintances, Peers, and Bullying
Week 8 Family Relationships and Sibling Rivalry
Week 9 Part I - Choosing Your Family Traditions and Next Steps
Week 10 Part II - Choosing Your Family Traditions and Next Steps

As a participant, you will:

- Identify the special emotional needs of gifted children and their families.
- Develop a list of parenting strategies to support your family's emotional needs.
- Learn how to be a better advocate for your gifted family.
- Connect and learn from experienced parents just like you!

Who should attend?

Any parents with gifted, or potentially gifted, children are welcome to attend. It is best if two adults involved in the child's life come each week. This can include aunts, uncles, grandparents. Support comes in all numbers, so please feel welcome if only one family member can attend.

How much does the group cost and what is included?

$100 per person. Cost includes:
Weekly in-person discussion group
Free access to lending library
Free access to private group website

This group will be limited to 15-20 participants. If there are more interested people than space allows, registrants will be added to a waitlist for future groups. If we have fewer than six families register, we will have to cancel because of the difficulty of maintaining momentum in discussions with such a small group. If cancellation happens, your cost will be refunded.

When and where does the group meet?

The group will meet every Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The first meeting is on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 and continues every Tuesday until the last meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Please commit to participating for the entire 10 weeks.

Meetings will be held at the Shea B Meeting Room in the James H. LaRue branch of the Douglas County Public Library.

Here is the address:
James H. LaRue Library
9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Who are the facilitators?

Filipina Pate, Parent of two gifted kids, SENG SMPG Facilitator, and President, Discovery Booster Club, Northridge Elementary School.
Kim Servia, M.A.Ed., GT Specialist, SENG SMPG Facilitator, and Vice President, DCAGT

Registration Fee: $100 per family.

To register, please complete the online registration form and mail a check for $100 (made payable to DCAGT - Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented) by Friday, January 6, 2017 to:

Kim Servia / SENG Parent Group Facilitator
Stone Mountain Elementary School
10625 Wethersfield Way
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Space is limited to the first 20 registrants who submit their payment.

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Parents must purchase a copy of "A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children" by Jim Webb and commit to reading Chapters 1 & 2 prior to the first session on Tuesday, January 10th. Books can be ordered online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

SENG Parent Model Group is funded and presented by Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented (DCAGT) and is not sponsored by Douglas County Libraries. For more information, For more information, please contact Kim Servia, kservia@gmail.com.