Logan Department of Workforce Services hosting day-long parenting workshop

It’s a free event and it will be held Wednesday, September 5th at the local Department of Workforce Services location at 180 North 100 West in Logan. It’s a workshop with the theme ‘Parenting, the Love & Logic Way’ and it’s a joint effort by the state organization, Healthy Relationships Utah, along with Utah State University Extension and Workforce Services.

On KVNU’s For the People program on Monday, director Pamela Morrill talked about how Healthy Relationships Utah got it’s start.

“We’ve been actually organized for about 11 ½ years. We actually work under the umbrella of USU Extension here on the Logan campus. We’ve become statewide; we actually have educators all over the state that teach these healthy relationship skills in various venues,” said Morrill.

She said being connected to USU Extension makes it part of their mission to take research-based information out to the general population without them having to come to a university to get some great skills and information. Morrill talked about the tie-in to Workforce Services.

When you think about how things are going at home and when things are not going so well, you think about how that affects you as an employee. When you go to work and you’ve had difficulty at home, whether that’s with children, with a partner and it can impact really how good of an employee you are and it tends to make employees a little more distracted.”

She said they do on-site courses in about seven or eight different Workforce Services sites throughout the state. Even though the local event is free, they ask participants to register on their Facebook page or at HealthyRelationshipsUtah.org. The event will go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one hour break for lunch.


AUDIO: Healthy Relationships Utah director Pamela Morrill talks with FTP host Jason Williams


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