‘Time To Be A Parent Again’ Today At New Life Christian
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // November 23, 2013
designed to empower today's parents
ABOVE MAP: Sheriff Wayne Ivey invites you to attend “Time To Be A Parent Again” beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the New Life Christian Church on U.S. 1, Titusville, Florida. There is no cost and daycare will be provided by Sheriff’s Office employees so that everyone can have an opportunity to participate.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This week I would like to focus our Weekly Crime Prevention message on an awareness opportunity, a new program called “Time To Be A Parent Again,” to be presented tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. at the New Life Christian Church in Titusville.
The three hour seminar is free to all attendees and is designed to empower today’s parents with every tool they need to steer their children toward success. This program is based on the concept that it may be hard to practice “tough love” on a child, but its much harder to visit them in prison, and its truly unimaginable to visit them at the cemetery.
The local law enforcement agency should not be the chief law enforcement officer in your child’s life. The mom, dad, grandparent, or guardian is the chief law enforcement officer in their child’s life.
As a 33 year law enforcement veteran, I am absolutely convinced that the answer to lowering America’s Crime Rate starts at the home, with parents teaching their children that there are consequences for bad decisions and that you will be held accountable for your actions.
PROVIDES PARENTS INFORMATION, CONFIDENCE
Time To Be A Parent Again” provides parents the information and confidence to instill accountability without concern for appropriate discipline. I firmly believe that we have to get to kids before they get to our jail and this class helps parents partner with us to ensure that every child will be a success.
So many times I talk to parents that don’t know what they can do. That is why State Attorney Phil Archer and I will provide you with legal guidelines and philosophies on parenting your children in today’s environment, a time that is much more challenging than our parents faced.
As a small child growing up in North Florida (Okay, who am I kidding? I was never small.), I was not afraid of the local deputies or police, but I understood and feared the discipline of my parents. As parents, it’s very important to remember that we are not just disciplining our children and providing sound values, but are actually teaching the next generation of parents the importance of discipline, responsibility, and respect.
As parents, it’s very important to remember that we are not just disciplining our children and providing sound values, but are actually teaching the next generation of parents the importance of discipline, responsibility, and respect.
Parenting today is more challenging than ever because of the multitude of risks that face our children in today’s environment. I believe that it is time to empower parents with the information they need to be effective parents.
Regardless if you are married, single or a grandparent and are doing a great job raising your child, the program is designed to provide an awareness of today’s threats and the resources available to help.
THREE PART PROGRAM
The program is designed with three sections, the first provides parents with a complete awareness of today’s challenges, concerns and threats. The second section is a “legal” overview of Florida Law as it applies to disciplining your child as well as some great case examples of disciplining the right way, and the wrong way.
The final segment will involve our Brevard County Jail Chain Gang members who will discuss where their lives started to fail and what they have experienced as a result of poor decisions.
This program is an opportunity for parents and guardians to gain an important awareness while making sure that their children will become the next successful generation. Please join us as we host “Time To Be A Parent Again” beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the New Life Christian Church on U.S. 1, Titusville, Florida. There is no cost and daycare will be provided by Sheriff’s Office employees so that everyone can have an opportunity to participate.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.
That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases.
Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.