Deptford Twp. – The Center for People in Transition at Rowan College at Gloucester County hosts a number of empowerment, legal and financial workshops during the month of September. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are free and open to the public. Must be at least 18 years or older to register. Call 856-415-2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
"Laws of Separation and Divorce" — Drew Molotsky, Esq. will speak on grounds for divorce, court procedures, alimony, equitable distribution, custody, visitation rights and other concerns. The workshop meets Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m.
"Introduction to Computers" — Experienced Microsoft Office Master Lauri Kuder conducts this 40-hour introductory course in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This popular workshop costs $40 for displaced homemakers and $100 for non-displaced homemakers. Sessions are held Thursday from Sept. 10 to Dec.10, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
"Change Your Thoughts, Change Your World: The Effects of Stress on the Body" — Shannon White, MSW, LCSW, teaches individuals how to effectively handle stressors by changing the unhelpful thinking patterns that create overwhelming feelings. Participants leave with effective stress-management tactics and a new outlook to efficiently navigate through life. This workshop is sponsored by People in Transition and the Heart of Gloucester County. It meets Monday, Sept. 14, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
"Bereavement"— This eight-session workshop teaches participants specific strategies for coping with feelings of loneliness, frustration and anger upon losing a spouse. The death of other close relatives and friends is also highly traumatic. The program also provides community information and resources that may be accessed to help during such a lifestyle transition, as well as the opportunity to meet and talk with others undergoing the same challenges. Workshop sessions will be held on Tuesdays, Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. by Dr. Jennie McQuaide, licensed professional counselor. Registration is mandatory prior to the seminar's start. New members will not be admitted after the second session.
"Financial Aspects of Divorce" — Joseph Johnson, owner of Main Street Financial, will explain a broad range of monetary issues that individuals face when going through divorce. Participants uncover tactics for avoiding costly mistakes, clarifying expectations and planning for a "successful" divorce. It meets Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"Learning to Trust Again" — Following separation/ divorce, some people have difficulty trusting others because of pain experienced during marriage. This workshop, presented by Dr. Jennie McQuaide, licensed professional counselor, focuses primarily on divorced individuals, but may be of interest to widows and widowers as well. It meets Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
"How to Sell or Buy a House During Divorce" — RE/MAX Connection real estate agent Brian Ziegenfuss will provide helpful tips on how to avoid nine critical mistakes when buying or selling a house. It meets on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m.
"Understanding Your Investments" — Joseph Johnson, owner of Main Street Financial, will share information to help participants better understand investments and to plan for their financial future. Topics include stocks versus bonds, mutual funds and tax-deferred investing, risk management and estate planning techniques. It meets Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"Computer File Management" — Experienced Microsoft Office Master Lauri Kuder guides this three-hour workshop designed to keep the files on your computer organized and up-to-date. Learn how to input and arrange files for easy access. This workshop teaches basic file management skills including saving, renaming and rearranging documents, as well as how to create new folders. This workshop is sponsored by People in Transition and the Heart of Gloucester County. It meets Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Rowan College at Gloucester County's 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.