At-risk mothers, children, and families will benefit from a group effort by the Mississippi State Extension service, Louisville Housing Authority, W.K.
Kellogg Foundation, and the American Sleep Medicine Foundation to provide a 6 week comprehensive program addressing conflict management, emotion regulation, proper sleep management, and parental engagement.
Lori Elmore-Staton, Assistant Professor at MSU with a Specialty in Human Development and Family Studies, hopes those who go through the course will have an improved family life and help their children be better prepared for school.
The first class, which was recently held at the Louisville Housing Authority building, had 11 participants with 9 of the participants completing the full 6 week course.
Crystal Blair of MSU Extension service noted, “It was a fun class to lead and the class should have a positive impact on the members who participated.”
The MSU extension service will be offering the classes in the future. Persons interested in learning more about the program or enrolling may contact the MSU Extension Service at 662-773-5531.