Community Education Programs

Free Sessions for Adults, Children and Teens

Samaritan Center is pleased to announce that we are now offering educational sessions for adults, children and teens at the newly renovated Historic Golden Gate Center for Enrichment at 3225 SE Dixie Highway in Stuart.  The sessions, which are free and open to the public, are designed to provide successful parenting and coping tools, and to help foster positive family dynamics and communication.  The classes are taught by Terra Cay, Samaritan Center’s Program Director. 

We are happy to expand our collaboration with our long-term community partner, the House of Hope, to provide this educational opportunity for area residents.  Class descriptions and times are listed below.  To register, visit www.goldengatecentermc.org and click on “Sign Up for Programs.”

Class Descriptions and Schedule

Project Parenthood: 10 Things Every Parent Should Know

A Two-Week Interactive Series

  • Looking at parenting success with tools designed to work
  • Exploring how to use your tools more effectively
  • Introducing strategies and tactics

Adults only. No childcare is provided, so please make other arrangements for your child. Minimum four participants – maximum 20.

Schedule:  Consecutive classes will be on Thursday, September 7 and Thursday, September 21 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

A Behavior Management Program that Works!  A Two-Week Series

Are your kids rule followers? Do they struggle with entitlement and disrespect? This program is ideal for ALL families with a child between the ages of 5 and 13. Teach your children to make empowered choices that will help them to be successful.

Adults only. No childcare is provided, so please make other arrangements for your child. Minimum four participants – maximum 20.

Schedule:  Consecutive classes will be on Thursday, October 5 and Thursday, October 19 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Families Handling Stress (single session class)

Did you know there are different kinds of stress? Are you looking for new ways to deal with stress? How do you involve your family?

This is an interactive class for parents and their children ages 8 – 16. Please find childcare for children not in this age range. Minimum four participants – maximum 20.

Schedule:  Thursday, November 2 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Dealing with Anger as an Adult  (single session class)

Life can present situations and moments that trigger anger responses. Regardless of age, it is important to examine why we react rather than respond. How do you manage conflict?

This class is available for adults of all ages. No childcare is available, so please make other arrangements for your child. Minimum four participants – maximum 20.

Schedule:  Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Dealing with Anger as a Youth (single session class)

Life can present situations and moments that trigger anger responses. Regardless of age, it is important to examine why we react rather than respond. How do you manage conflict?

This class is available for youth ages 12-18. Minimum four participants – maximum 20.

Schedule:  Thursday, December 14 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Time Management (single session class)

Time is one of our most valuable resources. Come explore ways to use your time more effectively. Learn techniques that can help you manage your time better.

This class is available for 9th-12th graders and adults. No childcare is available, so please make other arrangements for your child. Minimum four participants – maximum 20.

Schedule: Thursday, January 11 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Family Eggstravaganza (single session class)

This class is designed to support family communication and team building. Families work together to design a pod to protect their mission. A prize will be awarded!

Appropriate for parents and their children ages 5-18.  No childcare is available, so please make other arrangements for children under five. Minimum two families – maximum 10 families.

Schedule:  Thursday, January 25 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.