An assertiveness-training course for adults, sponsored by Davis County Mental Health will begin Wednesday, May 1, in Layton.

The eight-week course helps people acquire more self-respect and control over their lives without denying the rights and feelings of others. They will be taught to express themselves and will be given practice in coping with criticism, refusing requests, making requests, handling anger and anxiety and giving and receiving compliments.The class will be conducted on eight consecutive Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Layton mental-health center, 2250 N. 1700 West, and Connie Chatlin will be the instructor. There is a $32 registration fee. Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration and payment are required. Call Dixie Anderson at 298-3446, for further information or to register.