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VAN WERT, Ohio - Van Wert County Hospital will offer Active Parenting of Teens workshop for parents of children ages 12-18. The six-session video and discussion program will be held on Thursday evenings. Beginning September 12th, each session will be held in the hospital's conference room B&C from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Van Wert Hospital is located at 1250 S. Washington Street.

"We are proud to offer Active Parenting of Teens to the parents in our community," says Julia Gauvey, L.S.W., M.S.W, Social Services and Transition Care Department of Van Wert County Hospital. "This program combines entertaining video and discussion to help parents learn how to raise children who are cooperative, responsible and able to resist peer pressure. It also guides parents in dealing with sensitive issues such as drugs, sexuality and violence."

This parenting workshop is funded by a grant provided by the Ohio Children's Trust Fund. The mission of the Ohio Children's Trust Fund (OCTF) is to take a leadership role and be a catalyst in preventing child abuse and neglect in Ohio.

For more information about this class, visit www.vanwerthospital.org. Registration is required and can be made by calling (419) 238-8672.

For more than 100 years, Van Wert Hospital has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments. As an independent nonprofit community health system, Van Wert Hospital remains committed to the region's healthcare needs for generations to come. Van Wert Hospital is committed to today, focused on tomorrow. Visit www.vanwerthospital.org for more information.