Breakfast to Benefit OASIS After School Program

Deputy First Class Melissa Martin presents a check to Patricia Field, Executive Director of Putney Family Services. Deputy Martin hosted an all you can eat southern style country breakfast on Sunday, March 24th at the Putney Diner. The check for $428.80 will help support scholarships for the OASIS After School Program at the Putney Central School. The OASIS After School Program serves students K-8 providing Extended Learning opportunities as well as After Care.

Many thanks to Deputy Martin, Hannaford’s, Putney Diner, Windham County Sheriff’s Department and the Putney Fire Department.

Parenting Young Children Wisely

Parenting Young Children Wisely (5/11/13)

Parenting may not come with a handbook, but Parenting Wisely does. The Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition (BAPC) in partnership with Putney Family Services is pleased to offer a workshop called Parenting Young Children Wisely for parents/caregivers of children ages 3-9. This free course will be held in Putney on Saturday May 11, 2013 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Parenting Wisely teaches parents skills and techniques to better understand and deal with their children through group discussions, video’s and skill development. Parenting situations such as sibling conflict, interrupting phone calls and refusing to go to bed will be discussed. Upon completion of the course participants will receive a parent workbook, certificate of completion and a $25.00 gift card.  Childcare is available. Space is limited, to register and/or for more information contact BAPC at 802-257-2175 or


Bright Beginnings Parent & Toddler Playgroup


Led by Teresa Savel, master early childhood teacher. We will start on Tuesday, May 7th 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Putney Friends Meeting House in Putney, VT.

Participants will learn songs and rhymes, network with other parents, develop a reverence for the innate abilities of very young children, and enjoy the special moments that come during this early stage of development. Teresa will work out of the Pikler and Waldorf insights of child development. This group will run for 3 consecutive Tuesdays.

Call Putney Family Services at 387-2120 for questions and to receive the registration packet. The three session fee is $75.


Parenting Teens Wisely

Get Paid to Improve Communications with Your Teenager  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children ages 10-19 are invited to attend a complimentary workshop to improve communications with their children.

Parenting does not come with a handbook but Parenting Teens Wisely does. In an effort to promote positive communications between parents, caregivers and teens, the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition (BAPC) is offering the Parenting Teens Wisely workshop, on Tuesday, April 9 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Putney Central School Library. This free three hour workshop teaches parents skills and techniques to help them better understand and deal with children ages 10-19. Participants will learn how to problem-solve and encourage cooperation with their teen and learn to develop fair and effective discipline skills.
Two trained facilitators will guide participants to help build understanding and communication among all members of the family. The course teaches constructive skills proven to lessen drug and alcohol abuse in youth, school and homework problems, delinquency and other problem behaviors, as well as family conflict.

All participants will receive a Parenting Teens Wisely workbook, a parent resource packet, a certificate of completion and a $25 gift card upon completion. Snacks will also be provided during the course.

Space is limited. Register online at or call BAPC at 802-257-2175. This workshop is presented by BAPC in collaboration with Putney Family Services.

Parenting Wisely is published by Family Works, Inc. and complete information on all versions of the curriculum, as well a demo of its online course, can be found at