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SUPPORT : SEMINARS AND EVENTS.

``Overcoming Stress Through Imagery: Learn the Power of Positive Thinking Through Creative Visualization'' workshop will teach techniques for coping with pain, stress and body tension, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, Valley Beth Shalom Family Center, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Free. (818) 788-4667.

``What Is Dyslexia and Related Learning Disabilities?'' is a free public seminar by a panel of community professionals providing valuable information and answering questions regarding Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder and other related learning differences, 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 19, Kaiser Permanente, Auditorium A, Entrance 5, 5601 DeSoto Ave., Woodland Hills. For details, call (818) 506-8866.

``Coping With Difficult Feelings During the Holidays'' is a free workshop offered by the nonprofit community agency, California Graduate Institute Counseling Center, 8 p.m. Nov. 20, 1100 Glendon Ave., 11th floor, Westwood. (310) 208-7187, Ext. 580.

Are Your Relationships Draining You? If you're drawn to relationships with people who pull on you or zap your energy - emotionally, sexually, financially or mentally - this Learning Annex workshop can help, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Westside. Fee: $29 ($24 for members). To register, call (310) 478-6677, Ext. 964.

L.A. Shanti's Free PLUS Weekend Seminar, for those living with HIV or just tested positive, offers presentations, workshops, support groups, massage therapy, yoga and much more, Nov. 22-24, Hollywood area. Entire weekend is free, and child care is available. Those interested in attending, should call (818) 908-8849 or (213) 962-8197, Ext. 309.

Vidas Positivas, offered by L.A. Shanti, is a free, full Spanish-language weekend workshop of support and education, including important information about nutrition, exercise, medical treatments, alternative therapies and local resources, Nov. 23-24, in East Los Angeles. For more information, call (818) 908-8849 or (213) 962-8197, Ext. 309.

Making More Effective Choices is one of the topics included in a free informative discussion by psychiatrist, lecturer and author Dr. William Glasser (``Reality Therapy,'' ``Control Theory,'' ``The Quality School,'' ``Staying Together''), 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24, the William Glasser Institute in Chatsworth. Seating is limited. Advanced reservations required. (818) 700-8000.

FAMILIES

New parent support group meets first and third Thursday evening in Granada Hills. Contact: Cheryl Capella, (818) 898- 2380.

Support groups for children (Wednesdays) and teens (Mondays) with behavior, learning or attention difficulties are available. For details, call (818) 995-8555.

Parenting support groups for parents of elementary school age children held 7 to 8:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly, Families Counseling Center, Simi Valley. Cost: $10. Contact: Sue White, (805) 583-3976, Ext. 2.

``Moving On'' program for parents and children of separation and divorce and counseling, is offered by the Center for Families in Transition. Contacts: Barbara Lanzet or Sally Weber at Jewish Family Service, (818) 587-3333.

Share and Care meetings for family and friends of the mentally ill are held 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Verdugo Mental Health Center. For details, call (818) 248-8045.

Mother's support group, ongoing coed group for adults 20-34 wanting to work through transitions in careers, becoming autonomous from parents and more. Child's play therapy group runs simultaneously, 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Mondays. Fees. Call Phyllis Chase at (818) 386-5690, Ext. 403.

Children's anger management program offers a group for ages 5-12 and concurrent parent support group, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays, North Hollywood. For details, call (818) 907-9980.

Angels Way Maternity Home provides guidance and support to single pregnant women. (818) 346-2229.

Children's support groups in Encino and Thousand Oaks. Sliding scale. (805) 378-5700.

Couples support group meets Fridays, Calabasas. Fee. (818) 222-1886.

Creative Parenthood offers San Fernando Valley parents play groups, baby-sitting co-ops and family-oriented activities. (818) 901-7291.

Families Anonymous, free, self-help for families and friends of anyone abusing drugs, alcohol and/or demonstrating behavior problems, meets 8 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays, Thousand Oaks, (805) 583-6162; and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Van Nuys, (818) 785-7705.

New Hope for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families, a Christian 12-step support group for co-dependency and addiction, meets weekly, Camarillo. (805) 482-2657.

Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, for victims of domestic violence (Spanish); parenting classes (Spanish); and a domestic violence program (English and Spanish). Van Nuys. (818) 786-2079.

Domestic violence counseling groups, for court-ordered and voluntary clients. $20 per session for 25 weeks. (818) 248-2286.

O-Anon: friends and families of overeaters, various weekly meetings, (818) 368-7694.

ASAP Parents Group: caring for adolescents with problems, meets weekly, (800) 367-2727.

The MOMS Club, is a national support group for at-home mothers. For information on the Woodland Hills chapter, call Sherrie Sawick at (818) 887-5227.

Friends of the Family's Young Moms, weekly evening meetings provide support and parenting information, a meal, child care and transportation. (818) 988-4430.

Because I Love You: parents' support for children with behavioral problems, meets weekly, different areas, (818) 882-4881, (310) 659-5289 and (805) 529-1677.

Breast-feeding mothers and their newborns weekly support group. (818) 885-8500, Ext. 2584.

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder parents support groups meet monthly. (818) 995-6814 and (818) 249-1059.

El Proyecto Family Health Care Clinic offers free medical care, transportation and support groups to HIV-positive individuals. (818) 830-7181.

Fragile X syndrome monthly support group is for parents and care-givers who have children and adults affected by the syndrome. (818) 845-5877.

Helping Hands Society helps single parents achieve goals in stabilizing the family; offers monthly seminars, child care co-op, referrals and more. (818) 345-6452.

Los Angeles County Child Abuse hot line: (800) 540-4000.

Child Abuse/The Linden Center: educational and psychiatric program for abused and neglected children and adolescents. (213) 937-3999.

Survivors of Physical and Emotional Abuse as Kids (SPEAKS) meets weekly in Burbank. Free. (818) 848-6566.

I Count, Too: a support group for young people who have family members with cancer or any life-threatening illness or disease meets weekly in Van Nuys. (818) 902-2944.

Down's Syndrome Association of Los Angeles Inc.: various weekly meetings. (818) 718-6363.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: meets monthly, (818) 986-6233.

Mother-daughter weekly support group, for mothers who want to improve ongoing problematic relationships with their daughters, Valley Storefront, North Hollywood. (818) 984-1380.

New free parent support group is held 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays in Van Nuys. For details and to register, call Leslie Godwin at (818) 880-4486.

Foster Family Agency (Olive Crest): orientation and introductory training on foster parenting. (818) 449-1765 or (213) 682-1906.

Gay and Lesbian Parents of L.A.: information line, (213) 654-0307.

Incest survivors support group: meets weekly. (818) 346-3598.

Incest survivors support groups: meet weekly in North Hollywood, Tuesdays (310) 630-6844 and Fridays (310) 806-7270; and in Reseda, Saturdays (818) 342-9885.

Incest survivor - individual and group, weekly, Tarzana. (818) 342-2424.

MOMS support group, for mothers of young children needing a safe place to share and learn. Simi Valley. (805) 581-1628.

Mom's Club: meets weekly, (818) 346-2807.

Mothers of AIDS Patients (MAP): support group meets in North Hollywood, second and fourth Thursday monthly. (818) 762-4298.

New Mothers Abused as Children Support: share experiences and learn parenting skills, weekly. (213) 653-1990.

Parents Care, Parents Count: newsletter, (805) 945-2360.

Twins and Triplets Mothers Club offers information and emotional support for parents of multiples. For information, (818) 883-8538.

Parents of dyslexic or learning-disabled children: meets monthly, (818) 506-8866.

New free parent support group is held 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays in Van Nuys. For details and to register, call Leslie Godwin at (818) 880-4486.

Parenting class: English (6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays) and Spanish (7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays), Family Service Agency of Burbank. Fee: $7 per class; $18 textbook and handouts. (818) 845-7671.

Parenting skills: discussing parenting difficulties, meets weekly, (818) 705-1550.

Parent support (Action Support Group): parents with troubled teen-agers, meets weekly. (800) 282-5660.

Parent support group (Renew Life): meets weekly. (818) 953-4440.

Parent group: on how to raise a healthy child, meets weekly. (818) 566-6606.

Parents of newborns: support groups (parents may have more than one child), meets weekly. (818) 990-4250.

Step-Parent Connection: meets biweekly. (818) 360-2211.

Supermom: weekly support group for working moms. (818) 999-9684.

Teen Help offers support for families with teen challengers. For information, call (800) 355-8336.

Troubled couples: weekly support group offered as an alternative to divorce. (818) 999-9684.

Valley Parents: parents of high-risk infants and children, meets biweekly, (818) 902-1616.

Childhelp USA Los Angeles Center offers continuing groups for survivors, parents and those in a relationship with survivors. (213) 465-4016.

Child Abuse: San Fernando Valley Council: offering free professional speakers. (818) 830-0200.

Family Violence Project, for men who are physically, emotionally and/or sexually violent with women, Van Nuys. Sliding scale. (818) 908-5007.

Free list of support groups for incest survivors available. For a copy, send stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Emotional Health Association, 5521 Grosvenor Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90066, or call (310) 305-8878.

Eight-week parenting skills class (using Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) as a guide, will inform why children misbehave, how to handle emotions, communication skills and why consequences work better than punishment and more. Ongoing, open enrollment. Wednesdays. Fee: $25 per session. (818) 386-5690, Ext. 476.
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