How Can A Parent Connect With A Troubled Child? Learn Some Helpful Hints With Annette Lantz-Simmons of The Community Mediation Center

Host Melvin Merritt is joined by Annette Lantz-Simmons Executive Director of the Community Mediation Center to talk about Parents dealing with troubled children. There are any number of reasons children become disconnected or withdrawn. We will discuss ways to connect with children that are alienated and rebellious. Tune in to find out how and where to find the help you need.

Founded in 2000, the Community Mediation Center (CMC) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization providing mediation services, facilitation and training to individuals and organizations, at a reasonable cost. Our goal is to empower people to solve conflict in their lives, giving them lifelong tools they need to find peaceful solutions.

Some of the training available through CMC are Interpersonal Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Mediation Skills Training and Domestic Relations Mediation Training. To find out more about times and dates for training sessions you can contact CMC at Phone: 816.461.8255 Email: and check out Annette Lantz-Simmons blog at

CALENDAR 6.17.2013

Bill Lucero, a longtime friend and volunteer of Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty is setting out to ride 100 miles on his bike, in a single day, in order to raise awareness about the death penalty repeal efforts in Kansas. Lucero will start from his home near Auburn, KS, Tuesday, June 18th, and will be accompanied by several friends from the Kaw Valley Bike Club’s Ol’ Phogeys. Bill will finish at the KCADP office located at 3rd & Kansas Ave in KCK.
In explaining his ride Bill said, “Forty years following my father’s murder I am still working for repeal of the death penalty in Kansas. I know first-hand that capital punishment will not bring solace or closure to murder victim family members. Rather, I believe this method of retribution only hardens affected families and perpetuates an endless cycle of suffering.” For more information check out

The Urban League of Greater KC is hosting the ASSET EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT FOR EX-OFFENDERS, Friday, June 21, 2013, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM at the Urban League offices, 1710 Paseo Blvd, KCMO.
There will be an overview of the Empowerment Team curriculum which includes, Life Skills/Life Coaching, Career Development, Technology and Financial Education. There will also be individual empowerment assessments to help you determine your strengths and weaknesses and plot a future course.

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