DEPTFORD TWP. — The Center for People in Transition at Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) hosts a number of empowerment, health and financial workshops during the month of September.

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are free and open to the public. Registration is mandatory. Call 856-415-2222 or email to register. You must be 18 years or older to attend.

“Laws of Separation and Divorce” — Join Family Law Attorney Jeffrey Kerstetter, Esq. for an introduction to the laws governing separation and divorce. Court proceedings, timing, grounds for divorce and setting goals will be covered. He will also discuss the issues of equitable distribution, custody, visitation, alimony and other concerns. This workshop will be held on Monday, Sept. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Simple Estate Planning” — John P. Ciocco, Esq. of Hoffman DiMuzio will host a wide-ranging discussion concerning basic estate planning techniques that will enable you and your family to rest assured that you are prepared for whatever life may bring. Whether we want to face it or not, aging and passing away are a part of life for which we must prepare. An essential part of this preparation is estate planning, including the proper drafting of a Last Will & Testament, Power of Attorney and Living Will. This workshop meets on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

“Women and Money” — Join Financial Advisor Monique Castillo to learn what steps to take to achieve financial security for yourself and your family.  Now, more than ever, it’s important that women know how to save, invest and plan for their future. At almost any stage of adult life, there are things women can do to help ensure their financial security. Register today and take the first step towards owning your own future. This workshop will be held on Monday, Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

“Effective Parenting and Positive Discipline” — Jessica Jolly, Associate Professor of Psychology, will show you how to shift from chaos to connection as you enhance your knowledge of effective parenting strategies that eliminate power struggles and exhaustive battles. This workshop will provide information on positive discipline strategies that parents can use to help their children improve their behavior at all stages of development, create harmony at home and help children build confidence through example-led guidance. This workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by Heart of South Jersey and People in Transition.

“Introduction to Computers” — Join People in Transition’s own Amy Charlesworth for a 40-hour workshop series covering an introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The cost of the workshop is $40 for displaced homemakers and $100 for non-displaced homemakers. This workshop will be held on Fridays, Sept. 29 through Nov. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by United Way of Gloucester County and People in Transition.

Rowan College at Gloucester County’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 off of Route 55.

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