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RWC Police Dept. to Host Graduation Ceremony for 15 Families from 'Parent Project' Tonight

Redwood City Police Chief Gamez describes Parent Project classes as "one of the most important services we have to help youth and families in crisis at home and at school."

Redwood City Police Department will host a graduation ceremony for the first class of Parent Project participants Photo: City of RWC
Redwood City Police Department will host a graduation ceremony for the first class of Parent Project participants Photo: City of RWC

[Editor's Note: The following information was received by Patch from the Redwood City Police Department and is reprinted here.]

This evening, the Redwood City Police Department will host a graduation ceremony for the first class of Parent Project participants.  

The Parent Project program was organized in collaboration with the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, the Redwood City Police Activities League and the Office of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. 

Redwood City's Police Chief JR Gamez describes Parent Project program as "one of the most important services we have to help youth and families in crisis at home and at school. " 

The classes were facilitated in Spanish to empower parents from Redwood City's Latino community. Organizers say the participants worked very hard to achieve all of the Parent Project’s goals and objectives. Parents actively participated in the 10-week course learning new strategies, sharing experiences, role playing and developing a better understanding of the various juvenile services offered by the police department. 

Parents who attended the classes learned to restore love and unity in their families, practiced how to confront problematic behaviors without arguing, learned to effectively respond to threatening, destructive and assaultive behaviors, improved their communication skills and learned new techniques to help their children improve school performance and attendance. 
All participants have expressed very positive comments about their learning experiences and have also reported tremendous improvements in their children’s behaviors. 

"Teaching this course has served as a reminder to all of us who serve the community of the tremendous importance, responsibility and honor that we all have serving and helping its members," said a police department spokesperson.

Future Parent Project courses will be offered in English and Spanish. "Like" the program's Facebook page to receive advisories of course dates and registration procedures. 

The graduation ceremony starts at 6 pm. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Police Activities League building.

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