Family Education

During the school year, CFRC provides  opportunities for families to learn more on pertinent topics. Presenters come from various fields of expertise to provide parents/guardians with information on topics like being active with your kids, appropriate discipline, talking about serious issues, and financial management.


Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is designed to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person when minutes
matter, and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

Some topics included:
  • Describe how to recognize an emergency and gain confidence to act.Explain how to lower the risk for infection when giving care.
  • Understand legal concepts as they apply to lay responders, such as consent.
  • Describe the emergency action steps: CHECK—CALL—CARE.
  • Identify when it is necessary to call 9-1-1 or the designated emergency number.
  • Explain how to check an injured or ill person who appears to be unresponsive.
  • Explain how to check a responsive injured or ill person.
  • Demonstrate high-quality CPR and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) for a person who is in cardiac arrest.
  • Demonstrate first aid care for a person who is choking.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following sudden illnesses: shock, asthma attack, anaphylaxis, heart attack, opioid overdose, diabetic emergencies, high fever, vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.
  • Describe methods used to control life-threatening bleeding, including the application of direct pressure and the application of a commercial tourniquet.
  • Demonstrate the application of direct pressure to control life-threatening bleeding.
  • Explain when a commercial tourniquet should be used, and describe the basic principles of using a tourniquet.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of, and describe appropriate first aid care for, the following injuries and environmental illnesses: burns; head, neck and spinal injuries (including concussion); heat stroke; hypothermia; poison exposure.
To gain certification:Attend and participate in all class sessions.
  • Actively participate in all course activities, including assuming various roles during skill practices and assessment.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills.
  • Successfully complete all assessment scenarios.
Positive Solutions for Families
Next Class - March 1, 2022 - April 12, 2022; 7:00-8:15pm  VIRTUAL

Positive Solutions for Families will provide information for families on how to promote children’s social and emotional skills, understand their problem behavior, and use positive approaches to help children learn appropriate behavior. The goal of this evidenced-based, parent training is designed to promote positive and effective parenting behaviors which will in turn promote children’s social and emotional development and address the challenging behavior and mental health needs of children.

Throughout this parent education program participants will learn how to promote children’s social and emotional skills, understand their problem behaviors, and use positive approaches to help children learn appropriate behavior.  Sessions will give parents with general information on key strategies that may be used with all children; however sessions are not designed to offer parents specific advice for their child’s individual issues. 

Some topics included:
  • Making the Connection - Identify the importance of building positive relationships with children. Discuss the “power” of using positive comments and encouragement with children.
  • Keeping it Positive - Learn to use playful interactions to strengthen the relationship with your child by understanding the meaning of challenging behavior, and using positively stated directions.
  • Behavior Has Meaning - Learn how to determine the meaning of your children’s behavior and then be a behavior detective so you can develop and teach them rules.
  • The Power of Routines - It’s all about setting up successful routines and transitions and using prevention strategies.
  • Teach Me What to Do! - Learn about emotional vocabulary, anger management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Responding With Purpose - Learn how to respond to challenging behaviors.
  • Putting It All Together With a Plan - Learn how to develop a behavior plan to use during daily routines