Here’s a more in-depth information on the upcoming Family Congress happening on August. Read the details below and I sincerely hope that you can all be a part of this wonderful and enriching event:
When we talk about the family, no issue is small, nor silly, nor irrelevant.
Maintaining connections with loved ones need work. And despite the advances in technology in this digital and fast-paced era, the proliferation of electronic gadgets and other high-tech distractions, among other factors, has actually made relationships more challenging to preserve.
Months ago, parenting and relationship expert Maribel S. Dionisio had the idea of organizing a family congress. She invited Fides Reyes, a PR and events organizer, to join her advocacy after the two met in a mommy learning event that Fides organized. Soon after, Maribel also invited Rowie Matti, CEO of the Galileo Enrichment Learning Program, who had been, in turn, inviting Maribel to give talks for Galileo events.
The three friends, who are all very passionate on learning how to be the best parents they can be, also have a sincere vision to help educate other families about relationships and love.
This coming August 25, 2012, join them as they present a variety of topics that parents, teens, and singles would find very useful. The Family Congress team invites:
1. PARENTS who want to: improve on their methods or styles of bringing up their children; know the value of modern technology and how they can manage it, learn more about bullies – managing and preventing this
2. COUPLES who wish to nurture, maintain, or improve their relationship.
3. TEENS and YOUNG ADULTS who are confused with their emotions and want to learn more about relationships - Crushes, Sex , Dating and Love
“Our vision is to equip every individual with the knowledge and skills they need for their particular relationship stage,” express the organizers. Thus, congress attendees can choose one session in the morning and another session in the afternoon from among 10 varied and very interesting topics:
1A - Migrating and Managing the Digital World by Queena Lee-Chua, Ph.D.
2A - Handling the Bully and the Bullied by Honey Carandang, Ph.D.
3A - Built for Forever: Preparing Singles for a Lifetime Relationship by Rissa Singson-Kawpeng
4A - Teen Talk about Love, Sex, and Dating by Dan and Nabelle Caballes
5A- From Wellness to Wholeness (for adults 21 & up) by Harriet Hormillosa, M.A.
6P - Being Friends Forever in Marriage: Learning the Art of Fighting by Allan Dionisio, M.D. & Maribel Dionisio, M.A.
7P - Teaching Parents to Talk to Kids & Teens about Crushes, Sex & Relationship by Michele Alignay, M.A. & Aiza Tabayoyong
8P - Managing Teen Emotions by Obet Cabrillas
9P - Career, Relationship, and Life Plan for Singles by Pia Nazareno-Acevedo
10P - Beyond the Tears: Griefwork by Cathy Babao-Guballa
Aside from attending two sessions, guests will also get to hear inspirational messages from Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle and motivational speaker Francis Kong.
The Family Congress’ mission is to provide a venue for learning by gathering the best experts in the field of psychology, parenting, and relationship to share their knowledge to family members, educators, and organizations in the most effective and simplest way.
The Family Congress 2012 will be held on August 25, 2012 from 8AM to 5PM at the Valle Verde Country Club, Pasig City. It is presented by The Love Institute in partnership with Galileo Enrichment Learning Program and F.I.D. Event Services.
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