Life skills are positive and adaptive behaviors that make it possible for us to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life. Life skills enable us to secure our own well-being and become active and productive members of the community. Life skills are often taught by parents, either indirectly through example, or directly with the purpose of teaching a specific skill. Parenting itself can be considered a life-skill.
Sometimes, when families and relationships break down due to parental lapses, divorce, substance abuse or other risky behavior, we miss the opportunity to learn important life-skills that will help us to succeed in life. For this reason, Catholic Charities offers several life-skills classes to fill in the gaps.
Refugee and Immigration Services
Navigating government policies can be difficult under the best circumstances, and even more so when it's not your native country or language. On March 12th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at the Garden Spot Rentals Neighborhood Learning Center, 305 W Mary #DD2 in Garden City, Levita Rohlman from Catholic Migration and Immigration Services will explain the process that is required to obtain permanent resident and citizenship status. More specifically, Levita will go over the Employment Authorization Document, Citizenship and Naturalization services and procedures, family reunion procedures, and adjusting to permanent resident status. Levita brings a wealth of experience from her many years of working with immigration services. If you have any questions, now is your chance to ask! This workshop, co-hosted by Catholic Charities and LiveWell Finney County, is free and open to the public. No RSVP or registration is required. For more information, contact Jessica Soto-Botello at 620-272-0010.
US Laws and Policies
There is a saying: "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." But what if you don't know what the Romans do? Many refugees and immigrants who are struggling to get on their feet do not know US Laws and Policies that are in place to protect them, and those around them. On March 19th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at the Garden Spot Rentals Neighborhood Learning Center, 305 W Mary #DD2 in Garden City, Kayte Fulton and the Garden City Police Department will bridge the knowledge gap by covering topics such as child care and abuse, domestic violence, sexual harassment, smoking restrictions, public intoxication, taxes (sales, property, vehicle, IRS, etc.), draft registration, and more. This workshop, co-hosted by Catholic Charities and LiveWell Finney County, is free and open to the public, but it is primarily geared towards those in the refugee community. No RSVP or registration is required. For more information, contact Kayte Fulton at 620-272-0010.
Health, Hygiene & Wellness
Health, hygiene, and wellness go hand-in-hand; drop one when life gets busy, and the other two will suffer as well. Join us on March 27th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at the Catholic Charities Conference Room at 603 N. 8th in Garden City for a fun, interactive refresher course about essential grooming and hygiene for both personal appearance and health. This workshop is free and open to the public. No RSVP or registration is required. For more information, contact Jessica Soto-Botello at 620-272-0010.
Show employers why you are the best person for the job! Join us on April 3rd from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at the Catholic Charities Conference Room, 603 N. 8th in Garden City. Tina Kinney from Kansas Workforce will take you through the entire process beginning with your search for jobs in newspapers and online sources. Next, learn how to create a solid resume that showcases your education, work experience, activities, skills that employers are looking for, and references. Learn how to prepare for a good interview and get a good handle on some of the most common interview questions. Get some tips on how to dress for success and review some of the reasons that people do not get jobs so that you will know what to avoid. This workshop is free and open to the public. No RSVP or registration is required. For more information, contact Jessica Soto-Botello at 620-272-0010.blog comments powered by Disqus