Colorado State University Hosts Community Lecture on Strategies for Raising Strong and Sensitive Boys and Girls

A public presentation on Jan. 27 by Colorado State faculty member Toni Zimmerman will kick off a new program designed to help community members enhance family relationships.

The first presentation in the new "Families at Five" program will focus on gender equity and the challenges of raising sensitive boys and strong girls. Zimmerman, a certified marriage and family therapist and associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, will discuss strategies participants can use to encourage boys and girls to develop their individual talents and skills without being limited by gender stereotypes.

The event is free and runs from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 144 of the Gifford Building on campus, 502 West Lake St. Parking for the event is free in the A lot to the west of the Gifford Building.

Children can attend the presentation with their parents or they can participate in a free children’s program. The children’s programs for ages 3-6 and ages 7-11 will be centered on the theme, "Getting to Know You."

The "Families at Five" program features free monthly presentations on the fourth Thursday of each month. Topics include parenting strategies, building strong marriages, preventing adolescent substance abuse and caring for aging family members.

The program is sponsored by the Colorado State University Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic within the College of Applied Human Sciences.

For more information, contact Lauren Levine at (970) 491-5991.