Pathways Center Resources for Penn Manor Families Coping with Loss
Hospice & Community Care’s Pathways Center exists to help meet the individual needs of anyone in the community who is coping with the loss of a loved one. From support groups, counseling, online support, camps and more. See the link below for more information.
Parenting Wisely (3R’s)
(A court-approved alternative adjudication program in Lancaster County)
3 sessions, 2.0 hours per session. Appointments scheduled based on times listed below.
Parenting Wisely, evidence-based curriculum, provides parents and youth (ages 11-18) with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to build stronger parent/child relationships and to promote regular school attendance. This program is a highly interactive family education online program. Participants will be guided through the online program by a COBYS Family Life Educator. This program receives funding by the PA Department of Health through the Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol Commission and the Lancaster County Children & Youth Agency.
Families will learn to:
- Strengthen family and school bonds;
- Enhance family communication;
- Help teens develop responsibility;
- Establish family policies against problem behaviors, including truancy, violence, drug and alcohol use, etc.;
- Develop mutual support.
- Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College by Patricia Pasick
- Letting Go (Fifth Edition): A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn
- The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up by Barbara K. Hofer
with your teen about marijuana?
Between marijuana legalization, the normalization in pop culture and new ways of using (edibles, vaporizers, concentrates), it’s becoming more complicated for parents to talk to their teens.
Adolescent brain development
Scientists now know that the brain is getting reorganized in a big way during the teenage years. This is a time of huge opportunities — and risks. New knowledge about adolescent brain development explains why it’s so important for parents to encourage teens to have healthy activities. Go to
for more information!
Parents: Check out tips for talking to your teens about underage drinking! SAMHSA has a program called Talk. They Hear You.
PARENTS OF STUDENT ATHLETES-should know this NCAA Information!
There have been some major changes regarding NCAA Eligibility. As of the 2006/2007 school year students who are planning on attending a four year College or University and plan on playing a Division I, II, or III sport must be taking COLLEGE PREP LEVEL courses. Career Prep Level course will NOT be acceptable for NCAA purposes and cannot be used to fulfill NCAA initial-eligibility requirements. In short, you must be taking ALL COLLEGE PREP courses. Note that all Career Prep courses taken prior to the 2006/2007 school year will count towards your students eligibility. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact your coach or the High School Counseling Office. For more information visit the NCAA website at: www.ncaa.org
|ARE YOU AWARE?The requirements are changing for students who enroll full time at an NCAA Division I school after August 1, 2016.Students must graduate high school and meet ALL the following requirements:
Are You Prepared to Guide Your Teen?