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January 10, 2008

Free Family Outreach University courses set to begin on Tuesday

It’s just for you.

That’s why Family Out Reach University goes by the nifty acronym of FOR-U.

Plus, it’s free and doesn’t take four years to complete.

Instead, classes last about three weeks.

“We’ve even got a new class this year,” Terry Shaw said. “Now we’re offering a free smoking cessation class.”

Freedom From Smoking, taught by Rene Amason of the Oklahoma State Department of Health, runs from March 25 until May 13.

In it, smokers learn how to develop a winning strategy to remain smoke-free.

Other classes and their instructors are:

• Helping Someone Overcome Drug Abuse, Leslie de Chaunac, Narconon. Participants learn how drug abuse can lead to addiction and how to help others.

• Parenting, Rich Cornish and Tina Adams, OSDH. Teach your children to “own and solve” their own problems while also learning how to set limits and deal with power struggles.

• Anger Management, Debbie Smith, Carl Albert Mental Health Center. Prevention, containment and resolution skills are taught.

•Can We Talk, Camille Lalli, OSDH. Learn parent-child communication about sexuality and intimacy.

• Relationship Skills, Barbara Brown, Choctaw Nation. Identify the danger signs associated with negative communication patterns in troubled relationships.

Don’t have child care? “We offer adult supervision for children,” Shaw said. “People just need to let us know they will be bringing children when they register.”

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Kiamichi Technology Center.

Advance registration is not required, except for people who will need supervision for their children.

A certificate of attendance is provided at the end of the semester.

For more information call 423-1267.

Contact Susan Brittingham at 421-2029 or e-mail

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