CREA wraps up country's first parenting skills project in Dhaka

A two-day primer training course on parenting skills is in session at CREA conference room in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

CREA has concluded a 1-year project to promote positive parenting skills that would reduce young generation's vulnerability to drug abuse significantly.

DHAKA, DHAKA, BANGLADESH, April 30, 2018 / — CREA ends pilot project on parenting skills

CREA today wraps up the Instituting Parenting Skills (IPS) project, the first of its kind in Bangladesh that has made 93 parents and caregivers of children and youth deemed vulnerable to drugs abuse amply equipped with relevant parenting skills that can crop the risks drastically.

The one-year pilot project was launched in May 2017 with joint funding from the society for Community-health Rehabilitation Education and Awareness (CREA) and the UNODC.

Designing and imparting a comprehensive training program on relevant and effective parenting skills for the target group was the axis of the pilot project against the backdrop of research findings across the globe have been emphasizing with persistence the critical role played by parents and caregivers in preventing drugs abuse. For example, the report of a seminal study by Rick Kosterman of the University of Washington says, “Parental monitoring and supervision are critical for drug abuse prevention. These skills can be enhanced with training on rule-setting; techniques for monitoring activities; praise for appropriate behavior; and moderate, consistent discipline that enforces defined family rules.”

The trainees were short-listed through extensive promotion and outreached assessment, and the training module was developed incorporating the views of the youths and in collaboration with a high-profile panel of experts in this field.

Divided into six batches, the participating parents and caregivers received the training free of cost in two phases – first a 2-day primer phase and after a couple of months a 1-day booster phase. Nine of the trainees who were facing challenging parenting difficulties also received thorough counseling and psychosocial therapies that indeed were successful in resolving those crises.

A reference booklet containing key parenting information, such as common parenting problems and strategies to cope with them, were developed and distributed among the graduated trainees. In addition, CREA also carried out an action research to use its findings to further develop the training module and for future course-setting, as promoting and instituting positive parenting is and will remain for quite a long time an imperative task to ensure people’s wellbeing by reducing the young generation’s risks of drugs abuse and other sorts of delinquency.

In conclusion, the project IPS recaps that the more positive is the parenting quality in a society, the more chances it has to remain free of drugs and delinquency, the more like its people are to enjoy psychosocial wellbeing.

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Seven Ways To Help Special Needs Parents During Autism Awareness Month

Author Deanna Picon Offers Seven Tips To Support Parents of Autistic and Special Needs Children

Special needs parents are hidden heroes who bravely face autism and all the enormous challenges that accompany it. They deserve respect, recognition and support.”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, April 5, 2018 / — Raising a child with a disability, while managing work and family responsibilities is no easy task for even the most dedicated parent. Taking care of all facets of a special needs child daily living – including school activities, therapy sessions, medical appointments and personal needs – can be extremely demanding.

“Autism Awareness Month is a wonderful time for family and friends to express their support for parents of children with autism and special needs,” said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC ( and author of The Autism Parents' Guide to Reclaiming Your Life (

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder. Behind these startling statistics are overwhelmed and unprepared parents, whose lives have been forever changed by an autism diagnosis.

"These parents are hidden heroes who bravely face autism and all the enormous challenges and huge responsibilities that accompany it on a daily basis. They may be your best friend, your cousin, your neighbor or co-worker," says Picon. "Special needs parents deserve respect and recognition for many reasons, including the sheer guts it takes to stay dedicated to this challenge."

Family and friends can apply these simple tips to make a huge difference in the lives of special needs parents:

* Give an unexpected break. Parenting is a 24/7, 365 day job for these parents, so any time they can get a few hours for themselves is great. Offer to watch their son or daughter at home or take him/her to a park or movie for a few hours. This will give parents the opportunity to participate in hobbies, events and activities they enjoy.

And if you’re a family member or close friend, perhaps you can keep their child overnight or for a weekend. They’ll have “peace of mind” knowing their child is safe and well-cared for. Best of all, there are no child care costs.

* Run an errand. Pick up some food and beverages at the supermarket when you shop or drop off a few letters at the post office. It'll save parents much needed time and energy.

* Bring a dish. A pizza pie, box of chicken or even a take-out meal from a local Chinese restaurant can make everyone feel good and valued. Little cupcakes are fun treats for desserts. Gift cards for a neigborhood restaurant can be a wonderful surprise.

* Assist with household chores. Vacuum a room, sort the laundry or cut up some lettuce and tomatoes for a salad. Remember, no gesture is too small and parents will always be grateful.

* Keep in touch and be supportive. Special needs parents often feel alone and isolated, so it's really beneficial to let them know you're there, if they need you. With Mother’s and Father’s Day approaching soon, this is a perfect time to send a greeting card letting them know they’re great parents. Text, email or call to just say "Hello."

* Listen without judgement. Bring over some snacks, sit down and just listen. Allow parents to laugh, cry, vent and blow off some steam. No one expects you to solve their problems or provide solutions. A friendly face or shoulder to lean on works perfectly.

These kind of simple but valuable good deeds don't have to be limited to friends and family. Work colleagues can express their support as well:

* Treat them. Little gestures can bring a big smile to the special needs parent in your office. Buy a cup of coffee or tea with a donut or bagel and place it on their desk in the morning. What a great way to start their day! Take a co-worker out for a nice lunch.

Your Autism Coach, LLC provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the concerns of parents of special needs children. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. Deanna is the recipient of the 2015 “Top Life Coach Writer” Award from Autism Parenting Magazine.

Deanna Picon
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Global Baby Food and Care Trends, Regulations and Key Vendors- Little Spoon, Nourish Baby and Owlet Outlook To 2022

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, April 4, 2018 / — Baby Food and Care  


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