Resources for Families, Individuals and Professionals


Family Center events, Family Center Fundraisers, even Community Events are listed in our comprehensive calendar of events.

February 21, 2019, 6:30 pm Until March 28, 2019

Active Parenting Teens

A 6-week series includes communication and discipline skills as well as new emphasis on the hot topics of School Success, teen bullying, and Alcohol, Tobacco and other drugs. Class closed after 2nd night. Book provided Active Parenting Teens. Those parents who receive a Certificate of Completion at the last session will also receive a $10 Target gift card.

$5 per family **scholarships available if needed

Contact: Teresa Sandner


February 27, 2019, 7:00 pm

Checklist for Aging

Learn about the importance of and differences in power of attorney for financial matters, patient advocate designations for medical decisions and advance directives for dementia and general health. You will also learn ways to plan for aging in terms of life skills and the possibility of having to step out of your set “role” in your relationships. If something happens to your spouse, can you manage the day to day issues?   FREE

Featuring Carolyn Van Dorn, Nursing Unlimited, Inc. and Dana Constand, PLLC, Family Focus Law


March 2, 2019, 8:30 am

#OneGP Parent Camp: Embracing Community

This event is designed to empower parents with information and dialogue to support the children of our community. Potential topics include: social media, cultural competency, suicide prevention, anxiety, trauma, unconscious bias, vaping, special education, early intervention and more. For more information, email: Sara Delgado at or Lisa Rheaume at FREE 

Presented by Grosse Pointe Public Schools with support from The Family Center, CARE of Southeastern Michigan, Beaumont and Healthy Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods


March 6, 2019, 9:00 am

Meet & Greet for Professionals

Connect and exchange information with other community professionals working with youth, adults and families (educators, therapists, physicians, attorneys, dentists, clergy, etc.)  FREE

Presented in partnership with The War Memorial and the Grosse Pointe News.

Welcome Sponsor: Resurrection Cemetary

Special offer for attendees: 50% off new Grosse Pointe News advertisers from March 6-April 1. New subscriber special: $35 (21% discount).


March 11, 2019, 6:30 pm Until April 1, 2019

First Five Years

This 5-week program includes basic parenting skills with discipline that really works plus a chapter on preparing for school success FREE childcare, book, and childcare. Parents who complete the series by receiving a Certificate of Completion at the last session will also receive a $20 gas card. Class closed after 2nd night.

RSVP online: or call 586-541-2273

$5 per family **scholarships available if needed

contact: Teresa Sandner or


March 19, 2019, 5:30 pm

Aging YOUR Way

An informative and interactive discussion on methods and strategies to ease our “getting older” journey. It will include topics such as long- and short-term health care, home remodifications, alternative financing methods such as reverse mortgages, proper legal plans and prepaying  your funeral.


March 26, 2019, 7:00 pm

College Launch to Empty Nest Transitions

Many of us put so much into the raising of our children that once they are launched it can leave an awful hole in our lives. But this transition is also a beautiful thing that allows our children to spread their wings in the way we’ve prepared them to do. It also gives us a new freedom we haven’t had for many years – but now with the wisdom of our maturity to enjoy it more richly. Join us for a presentation that will explore the complexity of this transition and ways we can help launch our children with joy and guidance to support and nurture their independence.  FREE

Featuring Mary Petersen, LMSW, ACSW, Private Practice Psychotherapist


March 27, 2019, 7:00 pm

Promoting Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health

Learn about the optimal development of infants and toddlers within the context of secure and stable relationships with caregivers. Infants mental health services incorporate a relationship perspective that is nurturing, supportive and protective. A healthy attachment relationship between parents and infant/toddler is necessary for the competent development of the child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional capacities.  FREE

Featuring Evan Foster, LMSW, IMH-E® (II), Northeast Guidance Center


April 10, 2019, 7:00 pm

Addiction Intervention: How to Help Someone you Love

Addiction recovery experts Jeff Jay and Debra Jay will explain the process of planning and carrying out an intervention for a loved one, including selecting the team, choosing a treatment center, writing letters, verifying insurance, helping with personal arrangements during treatment, and developing post-treatment plans – everything you need to make an intervention successful.  FREE

Featuring Jef Jay and Debra Jay and presented in partnership with the War Memorial


April 17, 2019, 7:00 pm

Smart Parenting: When Does Normal Monitoring Become Unhealthy Prying?

In today’s digital world, parents can feel both empowered and overwhelmed. With the up-to-the-minute access to our teenager’s grades, location, social media posts, the healthy urge to monitor and set boundaries can become smothering, intrusive, and developmentally inappropriate. Learn about the best ways to guide your children through coming of age in today’s interconnected world, while maintaining space, strong communication, and comfort in your family.  FREE

Featuring Lori Warner, PhD, Beaumont CHD


May 1, 2019, 7:00 pm

Social Media & The Law: Cyberbullying

According to a study from Florida Atlantic University, 34% of students reported having been bullied online at least once in their lifetime while another survey says only 1 in 10 will tell their parents. In this presentation you will learn about Michigan’s new laws making cyberbullying a crime, how can you protect and educate your children, and how to help reduce the instances of this alarming trend.  FREE

Featuring Detective Ryan Schroerlucke, Criminal Investigations, Grosse Pointe Woods Dept. of Public Safety