(910) 333-9725

151 Chaney Ave, Jacksonville, NC 28540, USA

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PEERS Upcoming Classes & Session Dates

PEERS' parent education classes aim to extend short term support and empathy to parents and couples who are in immediate need of assistance in their role as parents. PEERS also provides referrals to other services available in the Onslow County area upon request.

This year, PEERS' Adolescent Pregnancy Program (APP) has provided family-centered services to a total of 54 teens. APP aims to delay further pregnancies via Long-Acting Reversible Contraception and to provide adolescent parents with the support they need to continue their education. This year we have had 13 males involved in home visits, parenting classes, and peer group meetings, which is considerably higher than in years past. In addition, APP participants had zero repeat pregnancies, and 9 participants received their high school diplomas. APP has supported these young parents as they strive to balance work, school, extracurricular activities, and parenting responsibilities, and we are so proud of their hard work. 

What Every Child Needs
  • Acceptance - Appreciate your child as a unique individual with special gifts and talents.

  • Encouragement - Support your child's efforts in trying new things so you nurture creativity and exploration.

  • Fun - Take time to laugh and play and share the wonders of life together.

  • Patience - Be understanding when your child makes a mistake- it's a part of learning and growing.

  • Praise - Express delight for all the things you like about your child and you will help build self-esteem.

  • Respect - Treat your child as a valuable person, who in return will learn self-respect and to respect others.

  • Security - Provide boundaries to allow your child to grow safely and feel secure.

  • Love - Show your affection and say "I love you!" often so your child knows how much you care.

Making a difference one child at a time!

Thank You to All of Our Community Partners for Their Support!