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THE ADVENTURER FAMILY NETWORK Sharon Wallace-Wilson MSN/Ed, RN Adventurer Zone C Administrator Adventurer Manual.

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1 THE ADVENTURER FAMILY NETWORK Sharon Wallace-Wilson MSN/Ed, RN Adventurer Zone C Administrator Adventurer Manual

2 At the end of this session, the attendee will: Define the term family network Discuss the composition of the plan Relate the need for a family network to your club Recognize the advantages of the family network Express understanding of the presented information Plan to start a family network for your adventurer club Adventurer Manual Objectives

3 Definition Introducing the Idea Rewards for parents Planning a meeting Sample program Possible topics Themes Subtopics Advantages of The Family Network Adventurer Manual Outline

4 Philosophy of the Adventurer Club Two objectives of the club: Improve their understanding of what makes families strong Develop parental support for the training of children Adventurer Manual INTRODUCTION

5 The Adventurer Club exists for the purpose of supporting parents in the task of raising children for Jesus Christ. Adventurer Manual BACKGROUND - PURPOSE

6 The world of the Adventurer-age child is centered around the family. In order to change children's lives for God, the cooperation of the parents and family must be enlisted, wherever possible Adventurer Manual Reminders

7 Two or more people who share goals and values Have long-term commitments to one another Adventurer Manual Families : Definition

8 The Adventurer Family Network is: A regular event An opportunity Parent-based Worthwhile Simple to start Adventurer Manual Family Network

9 Improved Communication Family Atmosphere Increased Commitment Improved Participation Improve Social Skills and Habits Spread of Information Adventurer Manual Advantages of Family Network

10 Learn about the AFN Have a talk with Adventurer staff and parents Talk with your local Pastor Review the suggested topics in year #1 Determine when you want to start and plan the first program Adventurer Manual Steps for Organizing an AFN

11 Distribute attractive flyers to all parents Solicit parents input Make a schedule of planned meetings Plan first meeting Advertise the meetings Adventurer Manual Steps to organize an AFN contd

12 Obligation Time of meeting Childcare Personal invitation Adventurer Manual Attracting Parents to AFN

13 Attractive advertisement Solicit help of the church to advertise Attractive plans Media advertisement Adventurer Manual Attracting Parents to AFN contd

14 Award Pin Adventurer Class Pins Awarded at investiture Adventurer Manual Network Reward

15 Attendance at Network Meetings Supporting the Adventurer Club leadership Participation in Adventurer Club functions Child participation and investiture in Adventurer Club Class Adventurer Manual Award Criteria

16 Keep the goal in mind Positive reinforcement for parents Communicate not lecture Have a main event, remember the interests Use projector, Power Points to aid presentation Demonstration of key points Support group anyone? Plan follow-up activities Joint venture with Family life and Youth ministries Emphasize prayer Adventurer Manual Planning an AFN Meeting

17 Four Year Cycle Themes Family Relationship Anchoring in Christ The Developing Child Growing Through Challenges Sub Topics are seminar titles Adventurer Manual Curriculum

18 Year 1: Family Relationships Positive Parenting Family Fun Activities Time Management: Finding time for what is important Respect is for Everyone Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum

19 REMEMBER THAT CHILDREN HAVE RIGHTS WHICH MUST BE RESPECTED AH 306 Adventurer Manual Respect

20 Year 1: Anchoring in Christ Leading Your Child to Christ Raising Kids Who Really Care Teaching Kids About Prayer Making Christian Standards Make Sense Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum

21 Year 1: The Developing Child Physical Development: Growing Healthy Kids How Children Differ: Temperament and Personality Teaching Kids About Sexuality Setting Realistic Expectations Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum

22 Year 1: Growing Through Challenges Discipline as Discipling: Sharing The Victorious Christian Life Single Parenting Safety Issues in Todays World Peer Pressure Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum contd

23 Family Relationships How Your Family of Origin Can Affect Your Family Today Enhancing Sibling Relationships Growing a Support Network Strengthening Family Communication Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum YR 2

24 Anchoring Children in Christ Exploring Nature: Gods Second Book Helping Kids Deal With Prejudice Teaching Kids How to Use the Bible Positive Sabbath Keeping Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum YR 2

25 The Developing Child Social Development: Helping Your Child Be a Friend Building Self-Esteem Teaching Kids About Money Play is for Real: Encouraging Healthy Play Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum YR 2

26 Growing Through Challenges Constructive Discipline: Encouraging Positive Behavior How to Thrive as a Non-Traditional Family Raising Drug-Proof Kids Creative Conflict Resolution Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum YR 2

27 Family Relationships Styles of parenting Latchkey Kids and Other Child-care Issues Keeping Marriage Fresh Family Meetings Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum YR 3

28 Anchoring Children in Christ Directing Your Childs Spiritual Growth Fostering a Mission Spirit Creative Family Worships Occult, New Age and Kids Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum YR 3

29 The Developing Child Emotional Development: Nurturing Your Childs Emotional Health Developing Talents and Gifts Teaching About Work and Responsibility Preparing Kids for Adulthood in the 21 st Century Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum YR 3

30 Growing Through Challenges Dealing Positively With Negative Behavior Nurturing the Special Needs Child What You Need to Know About Child Abuse Stress and the Family Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum YR 3

31 Family Relationships Family Bonding: Growing Warm Relationships Changing Family Roles Taking Care of You Encouraging Statements: Words that Make a Difference Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum YR 4

32 Anchoring in Christ Passing on Christian Values Teaching Christian Courtesy Growing a Spiritual Life: Involving Kids in Private Devotions Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum YR 4

33 The Developing Child Teaching Kids to be Faithful Stewards Intellectual Development: Learning in and Beyond School Nurturing Creativity Steps to Independence Toys and Things for Kids Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum YR 4

34 Growing Through Challenges Anger Management for Parents and Kids Dealing with Grief Guiding Entertainment Choices Family Finance Adventurer Manual Family Network Curriculum YR 4

35 Topic: Teaching Kids About Sexuality Program Outcome: Parents will feel more comfortable about when and how to talk to their child about sex Prayer Activities : Watch Video/Game Snack Discussion Closing with Prayer Adventurer Manual Sample Program

36 Flowers, Ron & Karen., Empowering Families to Growth and Change, Advent Source, # White, Ellen, G., Adventist Home White, Ellen G., Mind, Character and Personality Kuzma, Kay., Helping Kids Deal with Death White, Ellen, G., Child Guidance North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist, Adventurer Manual, Chapter 7, pp Adventurer Manual Recommended Readings

37 QUESTIONS ? Adventurer Manual

38 ARE YOU READY TO START AN ADVENTURER FAMILY NETWORK IN YOUR CHURCH? YES! I AM Adventurer Manual CHALLENGE


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