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Margaret Roseman, CIS Parenting Education Director (second from left) and Incredible Years parenting program participants. (Courtesy of CIS Brunswick County)

SOUTHPORT – Parents and families continue to benefit from enrolling in the evidence-based Incredible Years parenting program offered by Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS).

The Incredible Years parenting class has been strengthening Brunswick County families by promoting effective positive strategies for parents to use to manage their children’s behavior for the past seven years.

Related: Communities In Schools: Changing lives one student at a time in Brunswick County

Incredible Years Parenting Classes are beginning in Leland on Feb. 20 and Shallotte on Feb. 21.

The classes are for anyone in a parenting role with children ages 5-12 years old. The program is free of charge and includes dinner.

Parents who complete at least 11 of the 14 weekly sessions and the required paperwork will also receive an incentive of two $50 gas cards, plus additional incentives throughout the sessions.

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Incredible Years parenting program participants. (Courtesy of CIS Brunswick County)

The interactive sessions make learning fun and the material easy to incorporate into real world parenting situations. Facilitators leading the CIS program have received extensive training from The Incredible Years Network and continued support from Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina. While parents meet, children are in another room learning similar age appropriate material. Topics are designed to help increase family communication, cooperation, and respect.

The next series of parenting classes begin in Leland on February 20 and Shallotte on February 21 at 5 p.m. Class space is limited, please call Margaret Roseman, Parenting Education Director, at 910.253.5327 ext. 1435, for more information and to reserve your space or visit

About Communities In Schools of Brunswick County:
Communities In Schools of Brunswick County is an accredited affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, operating programs proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. Working closely with schools and partner organizations, Communities In Schools uses an evidence-based model to serve 3,500 young people and their families each year. Based directly inside schools throughout the county, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources working hand-in-hand with schools, communities and families to identify their unique needs and surround students with a caring network of support. Learn more about Communities In Schools of Brunswick County at

-Content provided by CIS Brunswick County

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