Back to School Readiness – Classes August 25

“Back to School Readiness: Taking care of you”

Sunday August 25th, 6 pm

33900 W. 13 Mile Rd. Farmington Hills

Preparing for a successful school year takes more than just supplies. We welcome all community members to five mini classes by grades and a special adult class.

Adults, K-2, 3-4, 5-8, 9-12

Mini classes taught by local social workers, marriage and family therapists Joseph Tenney, Stephanie Carbajal and Melissa Aldrich.

To customize these sessions please respond to survey by Wednesday August 14 at or email

View segments from last year: or

Sponsored by Farmington PTA Council, Together for Accelerated Learners and partnered with the Farmington Hills congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints                               

33900 W. 13 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills.

Topics include: How to make the beginning of school a littler easier, making and keeping friends, dealing with expectations, fears and anxieties about starting school, how to identify and work through those fears. How to use their personal strengths and previous successes to find confidence in themselves in new situations. Adult class: Helping our children, motivation, expectations, balancing time and expectations, helping sibling competition and parenting strategies.

Flyer: Click Here

**NEW** Speaker Bios:

 Joseph D. Tenney is the Counseling Manager, of the Michigan LDS Family Services.  He provides individual, marriage and family therapy, oversees the Addiction Recovery Program, Group Therapies, the Strengthening Marriage and Family Workshops, Community Resource Development and supervises local counselors.  He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in social work.  He has also directed Social Work at a nursing home, a hospital and a Domestic Violence/Substance Abuse Facility.  He spent two years as a missionary in Caracas Venezuela, He and his wife Alisha live in Farmington Hills and love their four sons.

Cynthia Reynolds LMSW, BCD is a  licensed Clinical and Macro Social Worker in the state of Michigan. Mrs. Reynolds has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Social Work. She is also a Certified School Social Worker and a Board Certified Diplomat (American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work). Her areas of expertise include: children, adolescents, families and couples counseling. She has worked in several areas in the human services field including: mental health, child welfare, substance abuse and school social work for over 25 years. Mrs. Reynolds has testified as an expert witness for Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and she frequently appears on WDIV channel 4 news as a mental health expert.


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