A Better Tomorrow: Tackle Problems With Free Lifestyle Workshops At GCC

PR 085 – May 6, 2013

Department of Public Relations and Marketing
  Administrator, Andrea Stanton 856-415-2229
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Deptford Twp. – The Center for People in Transition at Gloucester County College will offer an assortment of financial, health and wellness workshops to ensure individuals can meet their lifestyle needs. All are free of charge unless otherwise noted. To register, please call 856-415-2222 or email peopleintransition@gccnj.edu

“Forgiveness: A Healing Journey” — Licensed Professional Counselor Dr. Jeannie McQuaide will impart coping techniques to overcome emotional or physical pain from past experiences. During this eight-part series, individuals will learn how to let go of anger, overcome destructive behavior and begin the healing process for a healthier, happier future. It will meet Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

“Divorce Recovery” — Licensed Professional Counselor Jennie McQuaide, Ph.D., will conduct this six-session workshop designed to help those who are separated or divorced transition into a single lifestyle. Individuals will develop concrete coping mechanisms to deal with loneliness or anger; improve self-esteem, communicate with a former spouse and work with their children’s emotions. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions. No new members will be admitted after the second session. It meets Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11 and 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

 “Financial Aspects of Divorce” — Joseph Johnson, owner of Main Street Financial, will explain a broad range of monetary issues that individuals face when going through divorce. This workshop is designed to help individuals avoid costly mistakes, clarify expectations and begin planning for a “successful” divorce. It meets Monday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Understanding Child Support” — This workshop will explain the child support process, individual rights and what to expect in court. A review of the family court, probation and social services will be discussed. All current New Jersey support offerings and how to access them comprise the topics covered.  Gina Foster, child support specialist, will meet with all interested individuals Monday, May 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.

“How to Avoid Costly Housing Mistakes Before, During and After Divorce” — RE/MAX Connection Agent Brian Ziegenfuss will explain how to protect one’s interest in the sale of a home, make profits and sell real estate and fairly divide assets after divorce. Issues of lifestyle changes, new budgets and housing affordability will also be addressed. It meets Tuesday, May 14 from 7 to 9 p.m.

“Laws of Separation and Divorce” — Bruce Matez, Esq., will speak on grounds for divorce, court procedures, alimony, equitable distribution, custody and visitation rights. It will meet Thursday, May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.

“Smart Women Finish Rich” — Joseph Johnson, owner of Main Street Financial, will equip individuals with seven steps to plan for their financial security. Topics include establishing one’s finances to setting a budget. It meets Monday, May 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information on any of the workshops, contact the Center for People in Transition at (856) 415-2222. Gloucester County College’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.